#10 LSUS Sweeps Southwest in Monday Double-Header
The 10th ranked LSUS Pilots baseball team swept Southwest in a Monday double-header in New Mexico.
LSUS SID News Release:
PILOTS HAMMER SOUTHWEST FOR SERIES SWEEP
HOBBS, N. M. – The 10th ranked Pilots took care of business today smashing 29 hits and scored 25 more runs in their double header sweep of the Southwest Mustangs on Monday afternoon at Jake Williams Field in Red River Athletic Conference action. LSUS won game one 11-0 and forced the mercy rule in game two with a 14-3 final in 7 innings. The Pilots improve to 21-5 overall and 13-3 in conference play while the Mustangs fall to 8-20 overall and 6-10 in league play.
Trent Cormier (2-0) worked three solid predetermined innings for his second win of the season as he retired nine of the 11 batters that he faced and recorded one strikeout in a walk-free performance.
The Pilots scored early in the game again as William Breland scored on a RBI-single by Kade Billeaudeaux to give the Pilots a 1-0 lead.
In the top of 3rd inning the Pilots scored two on a two-run single by Billeaudeaux that was ripped to right field and later James Jean drove in a run with a single and Connor McMullin drove in a run with a sac-fly to extend the LSUS lead to 5-0.
LSUS scored an unearned run in the 5th inning and later scored three in the 6th inning. Reed Lavallee ripped a two-run single in the 7th extending the LSUS lead to 11-0.
The Pilots bullpen did another great job as Reno Dupuis worked three innings allowing just one hit as he faced one over the minimum before giving way to George Bliss who worked a perfect 7th inning.
The Pilots smashed 15 hits in the series finale as Blair Landry connected for his first homer of the year, a two-run shot in the 4th inning to give the Pilots a 7-2 lead to bust the game open. The Pilots pushed four runs across that inning and never looked back.
In the 6th the Pilots took advantage of a couple of walks and two hits to score three more to take a 12-2 lead. William
Breland added a RBI-single in the 7th to put the Pilots back in by ten and he later scored on a RBI-infield single giving the Pilots a 14-3 lead.
Dustin Doucette (3-0) picked up the win for the Pilots working six strong innings. He faced adversity in the 4th inning when he walked the bases loaded but escaped the jam. He retired the next seven batters as the Pilots offense went to work. Kevin Williams worked the final inning and walked two batters but induced three ground balls as the Pilots wrapped up the series sweep.
Up next for the Pilots is a 9-hour bus ride back home and then classes in the morning before heading to Centenary for a 6 p.m. first pitch.