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LSUE Baseball Sweeps Kellogg CC

Posted at 11:37 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 00:38:30-05

EUNICE, La. – LSU Eunice used a pair of double digit run games to take down Kellogg CC in a Sunday doubleheader at Bengal Stadium.  The Bengals (15-1) won all four games against the Bruins this weekend.

The two outputs mark the 11th time this season LSU Eunice has scored at least 10 runs in a game.

The Bengals used a six-run inning to cruise to a 12-2 mercy rule win in Sunday’s opener, followed by four unanswered runs to squeeze past Kellogg, 11-7, in the finale.

LSU Eunice will make a trip on Friday to the Magnolia State.  The Bengals will face Illinois Central and Jones College in Ellisville, Miss. followed by a Saturday doubleheader at East Central CC.

For more information and news on LSUE Baseball, Fans can also follow the baseball team’s Twitter (@LSUEBengalsBSB), Facebook (@LSUEBaseball) and Instagram (@LSUEBengals) accounts.

Game 1 vs. Kellogg CC – W, 12-2 (5 Innings)

LSU Eunice scored nine runs in the first two innings and never looked back in a 12-2 mercy rule contest in five innings.

The Bengals used a pair of home runs to race out to the large lead.  Jarrett McDonald smashed his team’s best third home run with a three-run long ball to put LSUE on the board first.  Nick Webre ended the early onslaught with a two-run homer to push LSUE to a 9-0 advantage.

McDonald would finish with a game-high four RBI.

After Kellogg was able to plate two runs in the fourth, Tristan Welch helped secure the run-rule win with a two-run double, followed by a sacrifice fly from Nick Bellina.

Dane Dixon (4-0) picked up the win after tossing four full frames, giving up two runs off four hits and three strikeouts.  Gage Trahan pitched a perfect final inning, striking out a batter.

Chad Sommers was credited with the loss for Kellogg CC.

Game 2 vs. Kellogg CC – W, 11-7

The Bengals rallied from two separate deficits to take down Kellogg CC, 11-7, in the series finale.

LSUE found itself in a 4-0 hole after the Bruins picked up five hits, putting the first six batters on base.  The Bengals would answer right back with five runs in the bottom half of the inning highlighted by a two-out, two-run triple from Bren Faulk.  Hunter Tabb and Tristan Welch also drove in runs during the frame.

The Bruins would push ahead 6-5 before LSUE would regain the lead with two runs in the third.  The game would be tied 7-7 in the fourth when LSUE pushed ahead for good.

Hunter Tabb would drive in the go-ahead run in the fourth, followed by three sacrifice hits from River Town, Welch and Javier Vaz to close the game.

Jerry Couch would pick up the win after tossing 1.1 innings of relief.  Starting pitcher Kade Gonsoulin received the no decision while Jack Merrifield and Jake Hammond also saw time on the mound.

Landon Clifton closed the game with a one-hit, two strike out final inning to pick up his second save of the season.?