Posted: Apr 23, 2013 10:43 PM by LSUE Sports Information
The LSU Eunice softball team had a pair of polar opposite games on Tuesday afternoon, hanging on for a 4-3 win in the opener before a comeback, 7-5 victory in the second game for a doubleheader sweep over Pearl River Community College.
With the wins, the Lady Bengals reached the 50-win mark for the third consecutive year, also notching their 23rd consecutive win - breaking their school record set earlier this season.
"What I liked is we had character. We are a little sore, a little tired, but our character and the heart of the team showed though," head coach Andy Lee said.
Down one heading into the top of the seventh in game two, the Lady Bengals sent nine girls to the plate, including getting three infield singles, started by Randi Vosburg, to open the inning to load the bases before Kelsey Hollier tied the game with her sacrifice fly to deep right field that allowed all three runners to tag and advance.
They took the lead when Brooke Thomas scored on a Pearl River wild pitch before an RBI double from Emily Nolan and an RBI groundout from Ashley Subervielle to give them a two run lead.
Elizabeth Delafield tossed 4 2/3 innings of relief to earn the win, allowing just four hits and one run for her second win of the afternoon.
Codi Covington led the way with three hits, while Thomas and Hollier each had two hits. Hollier finished with three RBIs, while Nolan, Subervielle and Taylor Simon each tallied on RBI.
The Lady Bengals scored in the top of the first on a RBI single from Hollier and a RBI groundout from Simon before a run-scoring single in the third from Simon.
Pearl River scored a run in the first inning before tallying three runs in the third to run LSU Eunice starter Brooklyn Guillot and bring Delafield into the game.
In the opener, LSU Eunice scored in the opening inning before adding two runs in the fifth and a final run in the sixth inning before seeing Pearl River score three runs in the bottom of the seventh, with the Lady Bengals stranding the tying and winning runs on the base paths to close the game and seal the win.
Subervielle and Covington each finished with two hits, with Covington belting a two-run homer in the fifth for the only LSU Eunice RBIs in the opening game.
Subervielle's RBI single in the first inning gave the visitors the lead before Covington's homer extended the lead. The Lady Bengals' final run came on Brooke Clark's RBI double to give them a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh.
In the seventh, Pearl River sent eight batters to the plate before Delafield stranded the tying run at third and the winning run at first base to end the game.
Delafield tossed 5 2/3 innings out of the bullpen to grab her first win of the afternoon, allowing five hits and those three runs in the final inning.
The Lady Bengals wrap up their regular season on Friday afternoon at home on Sophomore Day against Alvin Community College.
Before the doubleheader, LSU Eunice will celebrate its' four sophomore players - Thomas, Simon, Hollier and Vosburg - in a pregame ceremony.
Friday's doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Bengal All-Access with pregame ceremonies starting prior to first pitch.