Apr 21, 2013 11:28 AM by LSU-Eunice Media Relations
The LSU Eunice baseball team gave up 13 hits to visiting Tyler Junior College in an 8-2 loss in the second game of their series on Saturday night.
The Bengals (36-8) fell behind from the start, as Tyler (29-15) scored runs in six different innings, including four runs in the first three innings before the Bengals plated their first run.
"Not too many positives to say about tonight. Overall, in all facets of the game we didn't play very well," head coach Jeff Willis said.
LSU Eunice scattered eight hits on the night, including two hits each from Casey Rodrigue and Derek Herrington. Rodrigue drove home the only Bengal RBI, adding two steals, while Herrington doubled and also scored both runs.
Tyler scored a run in the top of the first inning for the second consecutive night before adding two runs in the second and a run in the third inning. After a Bengal run in the bottom of the third, Tyler plated two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh, scoring their final run in the top of the eighth after LSU Eunice brought home a run in the bottom of the seventh.
Bengal starter Chad Reeves was saddled with the loss, dropping to 7-2 on the season after going just 2 2/3 innings and allowing five hits, four runs (three earned) and three walks with six strikeouts.
Merrick Ardoin tossed the next 3 1/3 for the hosts, allowing two runs on four hits while walking three and striking out six batters of his own.
Kirk Savoy (1 inning, 2 hits, 1 run, 2 strikeouts), Ben LeBlanc (2/3 inning, 2 hits, 1 run) and Jevin Huval (1 1/3 innings, 1 strikeout) combined for the final three innings of work.
Herrington led off the third inning for the Bengals with double to right-center field before scoring two batters later on Rodrigue's RBI single to put LSU Eunice on the scoreboard, and he led off the seventh with a single before scoring on a double play later in that inning for the only other Bengal run.
The hosts had several chances in the game, including getting thrown out at the plate to end the second inning and leaving the bases loaded to finish the fourth.
The two teams wrap up their three-game set tomorrow afternoon with a 1 p.m. first pitch.
"We have to regroup and realize that even how bad we played tonight, and how good we played last night, nothing carries over to Sunday," Willis said.
Tomorrow's game can be seen on Bengal All-Access.