The Lady Bengals took the opening game Sunday 7-0 behind the offense of freshman Ashley Subervielle and sophomore Kelsey Hollier before winning the second game 12-7 behind Hollier’s bat again.
“It was a great weekend. The first game our pitchers threw well, but I was really impressed with our bats today. I thought we faced some good pitching, we stayed on balls and hit a lot of line drives and a couple home runs,” head coach Andy Lee said.
Subervielle paced the offense in game one, going 3-for-3 with a pair of singles and a two-run homer, while Hollier finished with two hits and three RBI as the two combined for five of the nine total Lady Bengal hits in the opening game.
Freshman Julienne Broussard grabbed her second win inside the circle after going five innings and allowing only one hit and one walk before fellow freshman Elizabeth Delafield pitched the final two innings, striking out two batters and allowing zero hits of her own.
The two combined to limit Heartland to just seven total baserunners in the victory.
Offensively, LSU Eunice’s big inning came in the third, when Hollier’s two-run double pushed the lead to three before Subervielle followed her with a RBI single to plate Hollier and give the Lady Bengals a 4-0 lead.
In the fifth, Taylor Simon doubled before coming in to score on Hollier’s RBI single before Subervielle stepped in and connected on her two-run shot to left field that brought the game to its final score.
The second game saw Hollier continue her hot hitting, as she delivered a grand slam to dead center field in the first inning to open the scoring.
After Heartland tied the game thanks to a single run in the second and a three-run homer of their own in the third, the Lady Bengals answered with three runs in their half of the third, highlighted by Hollier’s RBI double.
LSU Eunice put the game out of reach in the sixth when they scored four runs, highlighted by Simon’s RBI double and Hollier’s run-scoring single.
Brooklyn Guillot tossed the first three innings for the Lady Bengals, allowing four runs on three hits while giving up five walks before Broussard came on in relief and pitched the final four innings, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out five while earning her second win of the day.
The Lady Bengals hit the road this weekend when they travel to Dallas to take part in the All Season Tournament.
The LSU Eunice softball team picked up its second win of the afternoon behind a trio of freshmen as they defeated San Jacnito 6-0 Saturday afternoon in Eunice.
Brooklyn Guillot went the distance in the circle to grab her first collegiate win, tossing seven innings of shutout ball while allowing just four hits and two walks on the afternoon for the Lady Bengals (2-0).
Scoreless through the first three innings, the Lady Bengals broke the game open in the fourth, scoring all six runs in the frame as they sent 10 batters to the plate.
Freshman Emily Nolan (2-3) led off the fourth with a line-drive opposite field home run to break the scoreless tie before Kelsey Hollier (1-3) and Caitlen Blanchard (1-2) doubled and singled, respectively to bring freshman Brooke Rozas to the plate.
Rozas sent the first pitch of her at-bat soaring into right field, with the ball bouncing off the top of the wall and out for a three-run home run on her only hit of the afternoon.
Brooke Clark’s (3-4) RBI single continued the scoring as she drove home Brooke Thomas (1-3) before Taylor Simon (1-4) doubled to drive home Clark.
The Lady Bengals opened its 2013 season with a 2-0 win over Heartland College on Saturday morning.
The Lady Bengals (1-0), ranked fourth in the first NJCAA Division II poll, scored single runs in the third and fifth innings against Heartland (0-1), ranked eighth in the same poll.
Freshman pitcher Julianne Broussard went the distance for the Lady Bengals in her collegiate debut, striking out six and allowing just two hits in the win.
LSU Eunice sophomore Brooke Thomas led the offensive attack, finishing 2-4 with a pair of singles. Brooke Clark finished 1-1 with two walks and an RBI single, while Randi Vosburg finished 1-2 with a single and walk.
Tied through the first two innings, the Lady Bengals pushed across their first run in the third inning when Pam Wainwright walked before eventually coming around to score. LSUE tacked on an insurance run in the fifth when Kelsey Hollier walked and scored on Clark’s RBI single back up the middle.