Mar 30, 2013 10:47 AM by LSU Eunice Sports Information
The LSU Eunice baseball team evened up its' three-game set with Baton Rouge Community College on Friday night with a 9-1 victory, never looking back after scoring three first inning runs.
The Bengals (30-4) used back-to-back two-out RBI singles to jump on the scoreboard before adding a final run off of a stolen base and error to take the lead, as they added single runs in the second, third and fourth innings and posted a three-run eighth inning to close the night.
"We were a different team tonight. Offensively we showed up, our pitching staff showed up again and defensively I thought we played well," head coach Jeff Willis said.
Buddy McCoy finished the night with a 2-for-4 stat line with a pair of RBIs, while six other players notched a hit apiece.
Casey Rodrigue (0-4) drove home two runs of his own, while Adam Angelle (1-3, 2 BB), Landon Thibodeaux (1-2, 2 BB), and Adam Cagnina (0-1) each added an RBI.
Freshman lefty Chad Reeves improved to 7-0 on the season with his eight inning, four hit performance, allowing just one unearned run and walking three batters while striking out four.
Baton Rouge (20-21) left seven men on the base paths, while the Bengals stranded five.
Trosclair gave LSU Eunice its' first hit of the night with a two-out double in the first before Garrett Deschamp (1-3) was hit by a pitch. Thibodeaux and McCoy followed with their back-to-back RBI singles to left field before Thibodeaux later scored after stealing third base and seeing the throw go into left field.
The Bengals added a run in the second inning on Rodrigue's RBI groundout to score Dalton DeLeon (1-3, BB), who led off the inning with a single, before tacking on a run in the third when Deschamp doubled to open the frame and later scored on McCoy's RBI groundout.
The bottom of the fourth saw the Bengals load the bases by drawing three walks to open the inning, plating a run on Rodrigue's RBI sacrifice fly.
Baton Rouge's lone run came in the top of the fifth, when they put together a pair of two-out singles.
The Bengals answered and capped the scoring with the three-run eighth, scoring the first two runs off of a pair of Baton Rouge throwing errors on the same play before Angelle's RBI single to plate Cagnina.
The Bengals and Baton Rouge wrap up the series tomorrow afternoon with a 3 p.m. start in Baton Rouge.
Tomorrow afternoon's game can be seen on Bengal All-Access and heard over the airwaves on KVPI 92.5 FM.