Posted: May 18, 2013 6:34 PM by LSUE Sports Information
The LSU Eunice softball team is again on top of the country after a 8-0 victory over Phoenix College in the NJCAA Division II National Championship game Saturday afternoon.
The championship is the Lady Bengals second national title in three seasons and puts a cap on a near-perfect season in which they finished with a final record of 62-5.
"It is a great feeling. I am so proud of these ladies and the hard work they put in all season all came together and paid off," head coach Andy Lee said.
"It's a great feeling to get back on top and to put together probably the greatest season ever in LSU Eunice softball. This will go down as one of the greatest teams ever," Lee added.
The final five wins came in the national tournament, as the Lady Bengals swept through the bracket and outscored their opponents by a combined 53-8 score.
In the title game, Ashley Subervielle broke open a scoreless game with a two-run homer to straight away center field in the bottom of the fourth inning to give LSU Eunice the lead before the Lady Bengals piled on six runs in their final at-bat in the sixth.
A 1-2-3 top of the seventh sent the Lady Bengals into celebration mode as the best team in the nation.
In the sixth, Kelsey Hollier's RBI double pushed the lead to three before Emily Nolan followed with a towering home run deep over the left field wall. The final three insurance runs came moments later when Codi Covington tripled down the right field line with the bases loaded for the final margin.
Subervielle, Covington and Brooke Clark each finished with two hits in the win, while Brooke Thomas, Pam Wainwright, Randi Vosburg, Hollier and Nolan each added one hit.
Julienne Broussard went the distance in the circle, tossing a five-hit shutout to win the title.