Bengals sweep Mississippi Delta in three-game series
By J. Anfenson-Comeau
The LSU at Eunice Bengals continued their winning ways last weekend, sweeping Mississippi Delta Community College in a three-game series, 8-1, 10-0 and finally 21-1.
In the Valentine’s Day opener, LSUE jumped to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, Gabriel Thibodeaux doubled for one run, and then scored on designated hitter Zach Kirksey’s triple, his first of three over the course of the game.
The Bengals added four more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, extending their lead to 7-0.
The Trojans got on the board with one run in the top of the seventh inning, but Brook Boudreaux doubled to drive in one run for the 8-1 win.
Starting pitcher Joey Bourgois earned his second win of the season, giving up only three hits while striking out seven batters in the first five innings of the game.
The Bengals ended the nightcap early with a 10-run shutout that was mercy-ruled after five innings.
The Bengals jumped out to a five-run lead in the bottom of the first inning, as the Bengals loaded the bases and scored their first three runs on two hit batsmen and a passed ball.
In the bottom of the second inning, the Bengals added five more runs, including a two-RBI single by Kirksey, who later scored on Clint Ourso’s double.
Chance Mistric pitched the shutout, giving up only five runs and two walks, while striking out three batters.
Sunday’s seven-inning stunner began in the bottom of the second, with Kirksey’s RBI single, followed by Jacob Fisher’s solo home run.
In the bottom of the third, Seth Granger hit a three-run homer, followed by RBI doubles from Les Aulds and Caleb Clowers, helped LSUE extend its lead to 9-0 by the end of the inning.
The Bengals added five runs each in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings, including a two-run homer by Thibodeaux, his first on the season.
Mississippi Delta finally lit the scoreboard with one run in the top of the fifth, scored on a misplayed grounder, but the Bengals added two final runs in the bottom of the sixth to cap their win.
Starting pitcher Dane Amadee earned his second win of the season, giving up one, unearned run on one hit and four walks, while striking out six batters in the first five innings of the game.
Friday night marks the start of a busy weekend for the Bengals , as LSUE hosts St. Charles Community College in a doubleheader at 6 p.m., concluding the three-game series at noon Saturday, followed by a solo game against Copiah-Lincoln at 6 p.m.