Feb 26, 2013 11:51 PM by LSUE Sports Information
The LSU Eunice softball team got back on the first for the first time in 10 days on Tuesday, sweeping visiting Pearl River Community College in a doubleheader.
The Lady Bengals (18-2) took the opening game by a 6-0 score before holding on to a late push from Pearl River for a 7-4 win in game two.
"It was good to be back on the field. The pitchers had a little trouble throwing strikes and getting in their groove early. We were out front and our timing was different hitting, but we battled through and did enough to win today," head coach Andy Lee said.
In the opener, freshman pitcher Julienne Broussard was dominant, tossing a complete game and allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out nine batters.
Offensively, Brooke Clark and Randi Vosburg both tallied two hits, while Codi Covington, Kelsey Hollier, Emily Nolan, Taylor Simon, Ashley Subervielle and Pam Wainwright each had one hit.
Subervielle connected for a two-RBI triple off the wall in right field to open the scoring in the second inning for the Lady Bengals before Hollier sent a two-run homer over the wall in left-center field in the third inning despite a howling wind blowing back in towards the infield.
Brooke Thomas executed a squeeze bunt in the fourth to tack on to lead before Nolan added the final run with her RBI single later in the inning.
Hollier and Clark each finished 3-for-4 with three singles in the second game to lead LSU Eunice, while Covington and Simon each had two hits.
Wainwright, Caitlen Blanchard and Morgan Tauzin each notched a hit as well.
The Lady Bengals scored four runs in the opening inning with the help of RBI singles from Clark, Simon and Blanchard, while Subervielle also brought home a run on her RBI ground out.
Two more runs were added in the second inning when Brooke Rozas drew a bases loaded walk and Simon added the sixth run with her sacrifice fly.
Pearl River added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings before a two-run homer in the sixth pulled the game within two runs.
LSU Eunice added a final insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on Simon's RBI single up the middle.
Brooklynn Guillot earned the win in game two, tossing a complete game while allowing seven hits and walking two batters and giving up four runs and striking out four.
The Lady Bengals make the trip to play at Copiah-Lincoln Community College on Thursday afternoon in a contest that was originally scheduled for last week but postponed due to rain.
"They are a scrappy team and work hard. It's always a good battle. They are a well-coached, good team," Lee said of Copiah-Lincoln.
The first game of the doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. in Wesson, Miss. and can be seen on Bengal All-Access.
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