VICKSBURG, Miss. – The LSU at Eunice Bengals added two wins to their record here at the Hinds Community College Tournament, defeating East Mississippi Community College 11-2 in the afternoon before going on to win a six-run shutout against Coahoma Community College.
The Bengals started out strong in the top of the first inning, as Seth Granger hit a two-run homer to get LSUE on the scoreboard, followed later the same inning by a solo home run by Jacob Fisher and a two-run homer by designated hitter Eldred Barnett.
LSUE added a sixth run in the top of the second, as Les Aulds sacrificed to drive in one run.
East Miss. narrowed the run gap to 6-2, picking up one run each in the second and third innings.
In the top of the fifth, Aulds scored on a passed ball and Gabriel Thibodeaux scored on a balk by relief pitcher Tyler Richardson.
LSUE added two more insurance runs in the top of the sixth, as Granger singled to score on run, and Trey Watkins scored on a wild pitch.
A final insurance run followed in the top of the seventh, on Ryan Broussard’s RBI base hit.
Sophomore Stefan Comeaux earned the win, giving up one earned run on five hits and two walks, while striking out six batters in seven innings.
Starting pitcher Billy Beard took the loss for East Miss., giving up five earned runs on three hits and two walks, while striking out one batter in one inning.
Against Coahoma, Thibodeaux doubled in the bottom of the first to drive in LSUE’s first run of the game.
The Bengals added two runs in the bottom of the fourth, as pinch runner Brook Boudreaux scored on a passed ball and Broussard sacrificed to score Caleb Clowers, giving LSUE a 3-0 lead.
The Bengals doubled their lead in the bottom of the fifth, loading the bases before Jacob Fisher’s base hit scored on run.
Broussard then drew a walk to score one run, and designated hitter Ty Todd sacrificed to drive home a sixth run.
Joe Fabre pitched his second win of the season, handing out six hits and two walks while striking out six batters in seven innings.
Starting pitcher Juan Martinez took the loss for Coahoma, giving up five earned runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out five batters in the first four innings of the game.