Posted: Apr 16, 2013 10:43 PM by LSU Eunice Sports Information
The LSU Eunice baseball team used a pair of big innings to pull past Centenary College 12-2 in midweek action on Tuesday night.
The Bengals (35-7) posted a four-run first inning to jump out to a lead they would never relinquish before closing out the night with a seven-run eighth inning that saw them bat around the order.
Casey Rodrigue (3 stolen bases) and Stefan Trosclair each finished with three-hit nights for the hosts, who also saw two-hit nights from Buddy McCoy and Garrett Deschamp.
Trosclair led the way with three RBIs, while Kyle St. Pierre (1-1) and Evan Powell (1-2, 3 BB, 2 stolen bases) each notched two RBIs.
Rodrigue, McCoy, Deschamp, Adam Cagnina (0-3, BB) and Trent Vidrine (1-1) all tallied an RBI.
Starter Gerry Gonzales improved to 4-0 on the season with five innings of work in which he allowed three hits and added a strikeout.
Kirk Savoy (2 innings, 2 runs, 5 strikeouts), Trae Hester (1 inning, 2 strikeouts) and Ryan Domangue (1 inning, 1 strikeout) came out of the bullpen to wrap up the win.
The four-run first inning saw the Bengals send eight men to the plate, as Trosclair and McCoy each connected on RBI singles before Powell's two-run double to deep right-center field.
Centenary made the game interesting for a brief period after posting two runs in the top of the sixth off of a hit and a pair of walks, but would see the margin blown open by the Bengals in the eighth.
The hosts pounded out five hits and were aided by three Centenary errors in the eighth inning as they send twelve batters to the plate.
Cagnina drew a bases-loaded walk to open the inning's scoring before RBI singles from Vidrine, Rodrigue and Trosclair were followed by St. Pierre's two-run single down the right field line highlighted the inning.
The Bengals are back in action this weekend when they open up a three-game set against Tyler Junior College on Friday night with a 6 p.m. first pitch.
All three games are available on Bengal All-Access.