Apr 26, 2013 11:50 PM by LSU Eunice Sports Information
The LSU Eunice softball team closed out the 2013 regular season in style Friday, sweeping visiting Alvin Community College 9-0, 9-2 on Sophomore Day to push their winning streak to 25 games.
The Lady Bengals (52-4) now have just under two weeks to rest up and prepare for the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament that begins on May 9 in Clinton, Ms., but first they finished up the home portion of the schedule.
This afternoon, the Lady Bengals celebrated the careers of five sophomores, who, as a group, have helped lead LSU Eunice to back-to-back 50-plus win seasons, including a pair of 20-plus game winning streaks this year.
Friday's wins gave LSU Eunice a 27-1 mark at home in 2013, as sophomores Taylor Simon, Brooke Thomas, Kelsey Hollier, Pam Wainwright and Randi Vosburg were honored before the game, as the Lady Bengals donned the programs' original, 2006 uniform set on what was dubbed ‘Flashback Friday.'
"There's really not much to say other than we played pretty darn good. Pitchers were on and our hitters had a lot of extra base hits," head coach Andy Lee said.
"I am really proud of the sophomores, but it is sad to see them leave. They are like your own kids, but I couldn't have asked for anything more from these five sophomores. They great people with great character, they are winners and they will be missed dearly," Lee added.
In the opener, the hosts sent 11 girls to the plate in the bottom of the first, scoring seven runs on their way to the five inning win.
Simon and Brooke Clark led the way with three hits each, as Simon connected for a solo home run in that first inning before connecting on her 26th double of the season in the third inning - tying her for the most doubles in a single season in school history.
Codi Covington notched two hits (both doubles) in the opener, as Emily Nolan had two RBIs and the Lady Bengals received an RBI each from Hollier, Simon, Clark and Ashley Subervielle.
Julienne Broussard earned the win in the opener, tossing four innings of two-hit ball and striking out four batters before Elizabeth Delafield wrapped up the final three outs with a perfect inning of relief.
Game two also saw a big inning, this time coming in the fourth, when the Lady Bengals plated six runs and sent 10 girls to the plate to break open a game that was tied at 2-all after three and a half innings.
Nolan and Subervielle each notched two hits, as Nolan drove home three RBIs - on a solo homer in the third and a two-run double in that fourth - to lead the way.
Covington's lone second game hit was also a two-run double in the fourth that helped blow the game open, as Simon, Clark and Subervielle each added an RBI.
Brooklyn Gulliot earned the game two win with five innings of work, allowing four hits and both runs with two strikeouts before Delafield came on for the final two innings of the afternoon.