Apr 9, 2013 11:45 PM by LSUE Sports Information
The LSU Eunice baseball team used a four-run first inning to grab a 7-0 midweek road victory over Centenary College on Tuesday night.
The Bengals (34-5) sent eight men to the plate in that first inning, highlighted by Garrett Deschamp's three-run homer just inside the foul pole down the left field line. They added single runs in the fourth, seventh and ninth for the final score.
Freshman Gerry Gonzales continued his strong string of starts, tossing seven innings and allowing four hits and one walk while striking out four batters in his third start of the season to improve to 3-0 on the year.
Eight different Bengals all notched one hit, led by Deschamp's three RBis. Adam Cagnina drove home two RBIs on a pair of sacrifice fly outs, while Stefan Trosclair and Derek Herrington each added one RBI.
Keagan Kratzer and Tyler Chapman each connected on doubles as their lone hits.
In the top of the first inning, Casey Rodrigue (0-3, 2 BB, 2 stolen bases) led off the game with a walk before Trosclair was hit by a pitch. Two batters later, Deschamp sent his homer out of the park on a 2-0 pitch to give the visitors the lead.
Buddy McCoy (1-3) followed Deschamp with a single before he was driven home two batters later with Herrington's RBI single to right as the Bengals led 4-0 after a half inning.
In the fourth, Chapman was hit by a pitch before later scoring on Trosclair's sacrifice fly as the Bengals extended left the bases loaded to end the inning.
The seventh inning saw the visitors extend the lead on Cagnina's sacrifice fly before Kratzer doubled to lead off the ninth inning and later scored on Cagnina's second sacrifice fly of the night to end the scoring.
LSU Eunice continues their road schedule with a three-game set at Delgado Community College this weekend, with a doubleheader on Saturday and the series finale on Sunday.
All three games are available on Bengal All-Access, while Saturday's games are available on KVPI 92.5 FM and Sunday's contest will be on KVPI 1050 AM.