Apr 26, 2013 11:52 PM by LSUE Sports Information
The LSU Eunice baseball team reached the 40-win mark in Friday night's series opener against Baton Rouge Community College, plating runs in seven of their eight at-bats for a 12-3 victory.
The Bengals (40-8) scored two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings before posting a four-run eighth in their final plate appearance of the night.
I thought we competed well at the plate tonight. With two strikes we were able to put the ball in play, and actually drive in some runs when we had two strikes on hitters," head coach Jeff Willis said.
Five players finished with two-hit nights, as LSU Eunice racked up 12 hits as a team in the win. Adam Angelle and Casey Rodrigue each drove home two RBIs, while Stefan Trosclair, Garrett Deschamp and Tyler Chapman all drove home a single RBI with their two hits.
Landon Thibodeaux (1-3, 2 BB, 2 runs) swiped four bases on the night, while Keagan Kratzer came on to pinch run in the eighth and stole second, third and home to add to the Bengal lead.
Starter Brady Domangue improved to 11-2 on the year with the win, tossing seven innings and allowing five hits and three runs (two earned) while striking out six Baton Rouge (26-27) batters.
Merrick Ardoin (1 innings, 2 hits) and Ben LeBlanc (1 inning, 1 hit) combined for the final two innings of the night.
Scoreless after one inning, the Bengals plated single runs in the second and third innings before seeing an RBI sacrifice fly from Derek Herrington (1-2, BB, 2 runs) and an RBI single from Angelle in the fourth inning.
In the fifth, Deschamp delivered an RBI single and Chapman knocked a sacrifice fly to up the lead before a pair of RBI doubles - in the sixth from Trosclair and in the seventh from Angelle.
The eighth saw the Bengals send nine batters to the plate, highlighted by Rodrigue's two-run double to bring home the night's final runs.
The Bengals and Baton Rouge Community College continue their three-game set tomorrow with a 6 p.m. game in Baton Rouge.
"It will be key for us to show up and play tomorrow. The last time we had a situation where we played as good as we did tonight, the next night we didn't show up and play. Tomorrow is a new day and we have to press reset," Willis said.
Tomorrow night's game can be seen on Bengal All-Access.