Posted: Feb 6, 2013 10:16 PM by LSUE Sports Information
An overcast afternoon turned into a wet and wild finish for the LSU Eunice softball team on Wednesday afternoon, as the Lady Bengals (8-2) swept visiting Lamar State 7-1 in game one before a walk-off, 10-9 win in the second game.
"It wasn't our best day, but we found a way to win and sometimes you're going to have those type days. The girls battled and worked extremely hard," head coach Andy Lee said.
Down a run in the bottom of the seventh of game two, Codi Covington led off the inning with a double before advancing to third on a wild pitch during pinch hitter Brooke Ort's at bat. Ort would draw a walk to give the Lady Bengals the tying and winning runs on the base paths.
Another LSU Eunice pinch hitter, Ashley Subervielle, came to the plate, and Lamar State pitcher Tierney Nelson saw a wild pitch go to the backstop as Covington slid through the mud to tie the game.
Subervielle drew a walk to bring Brooke Thomas to the plate with Ort at third base with the winning run.
On the first pitch of her at-bat, Thomas dropped down a perfect squeeze bunt as Ort raced home and slid home under the tag for the walk-off win.
"We had a good bunter up there, and if it failed, we still had the winning run at second base. It was a gamble I wanted to take with the way the conditions were," Lee said.
Freshman Emily Nolan led the offensive attack for the Lady Bengals in the second game, finishing 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, while Thomas, Covington, Kelsey Hollier, Brooke Clark and Brooke Rozas each finished with two hits.
Clark finished with four RBI, as her first inning three-run homer started the scoring for LSU Eunice, with Thomas bringing home two RBI of her own as Hollier and Rozas each delivered an RBI apiece.
Julienne Broussard earned the win for the Lady Bengals in the second game, the third pitcher to throw in the game. She finished the final 2 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks.
The opening game saw Broussard shut down Lamar State, as the freshman tossed a complete game six-hitter, allowing only one run and zero walks while adding two strikeouts.
LSU Eunice opened the scoring with two runs in the first and two more in the second inning, adding a single run in the fourth and two final runs in the sixth in the opening win.
Lamar State's lone run came in the fourth inning.
Thomas led the offense in the opener, finishing 3-for-4 with two stolen bases, while Ort, Hollier and Clark each collected two hits.
Taylor Simon had a two-run double in the first for her only hit, while Nolan tallied a two-run single for her only hit finished with three RBI.
The Lady Bengals are back in action this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, they host Baton Rouge Community College at 10 a.m. before squaring off with St. Charles at 2 p.m. LSU Eunice and St. Charles come back on Sunday for a doubleheader beginning at noon.
All of this weekend's games are available on Bengal All-Access.