Apr 27, 2014 12:06 AM by LSUE Sports Information
The LSU Eunice baseball team finished off a weekend sweep over Tyler Junior College with a pair of wins on Saturday afternoon, coming from behind to take a 5-4 win in the first game before a 6-0 victory in game two.
The Bengals (36-11) were actually outhit in the two games 15-14, but came up with the hits when they needed to, along with drawing 10 total walks on Tyler (31-16) pitchers on the afternoon.
"I am extremely proud of our guys today, to be able to play 18 innings on one of the hottest days of the year. The guys played extremely hard, got on and off the field and I can't say enough about how well they played and how hard they played today," head coach Jeff Willis.
"The game is extremely fun when you play hard. Our guys did that this weekend."
In the opener, Brennan Bozeman led the offense with three hits, including a double, as Ray Veit tallied two hits and an RBI of his own. Madison Nickens collected an RBI double as his lone hit, while Jordan Romero added a hit and Kyle St. Pierre (0-2) also drove in a run.
Reliever Ryan Domingue tossed three innings out of the bullpen on the way to his fourth win of the season, allowing two hits and a run while striking out three batters. Sam Walley notched his nation-leading 12th save in the ninth.
Starter Nick Hartman did not factor in the decision after allowing seven hits, three runs and three walks over the first five innings.
Tyler jumped on the board first, with two runs on three hits and a walk, including a two-run single, in the opening frame before the Bengals answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the first, when Derek Herrington (0-3) leadoff with a walk before stealing home later in the inning.
The hosts tied the game in the third when Veit led off with a single and scored on Madison Nickens' RBI double into right-center field before Tyler re-took the lead in the top of the fourth with a leadoff single and an RBI groundout.
LSU Eunice took the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth, first tying the game on St. Pierre's based loaded walk before Veit put the Bengals ahead with his RBI single later in the frame. They would go on to add a run in the seventh when Bozeman doubled and later scored on an error before Tyler plated a final run in the eighth off of two Bengal errors.
In the second game, LSU Eunice saw starting pitcher Ben Braymer toss eight shutout innings, allowing five hits while striking out four batters.
At the plate, Herrington and Bozeman each finished with two hits and an RBI, while Stefan Trosclair, Mason Nickens (double) and Walley each tallied a hit (RBI double).
Herrington led off the bottom of the first with a single and later scored on a wild pitch to get the scoring started before the Bengals added two more runs in the frame on a sacrifice fly by Romero and Walley's RBI double.
The hosts added two more runs in the fourth on back-to-back RBI singles by Herrington and Bozeman before the final run of the game came in the fifth, when David LaFleur (0-3) drew a one-out walk before advancing around the bases on a wild pitch and an error and scoring on a wild pitch.
LSU Eunice is back in action on Monday afternoon when they host Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. with the second game to follow.
Monday's games are available on Bengal All-Access.