May 17, 2013 9:23 AM by LSU Eunice Sports Information
The LSU Eunice baseball team plated five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, all coming with two outs, to push past Northwest Mississippi Community College with an 8-0 win in their opening game of the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament on Thursday afternoon.
The Bengals (46-8), the tournament's No. 2 seed, received an outstanding performance on the mound from starter Brady Domangue, who allowed only four hits while striking out six batters in the seven inning complete game over No. 3-seeded Northwest Mississippi.
"The guys played hard today. Brady (Domangue) went out and set the tone and offensively we had some timely hits, including numerous two-out RBIs," head coach Jeff Willis said.
Offensively, Derek Herrington was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored, adding an RBI, to pace the attack, while Adam Angelle added a hit and two RBIs and Buddy McCoy notched a hit and RBI to his stat line.
Casey Rodrigue and Stefan Trosclair also added a hit apiece for the Bengals.
Herrington opened the bottom of the third inning with a single before Rodrigue followed with a double into left field to put both in scoring position.
Trosclair gave the Bengals the lead when he reached on a wild throw by the Northwest Mississippi third baseman that allowed both Herrington and Rodrigue to score.
In the fourth, Angelle's two out triple drove home two runs before he scored moments later on a wild pitch. Trosclair walked later in his at-bat before McCoy drilled an RBI double to left field to plate another run.
The final run of the afternoon came in the fifth when Herrington's single plated Garrett Deschamp, who reached on an error to open the inning before advancing around the bases.
The Bengals await the winner of tonight's game that features top seeded East Central Community College against No. 4 seed and tournament host Pearl River Community College.
LSU Eunice will face the winner of that game tomorrow night at 7 p.m., and the game can be seen on Bengal All-Access and over the airwaves on KVPI 92.5 FM.