Story Courtesy of: LSUsports.net
By: Lacey Dodson
BATON ROUGE – The No. 5/4 LSU softball team defeated the South Alabama Jaguars 11-1 in a midweek match up Tuesday night in Tiger Park. The Tigers move to 21-3 on the season while South Alabama falls 8-17 on the year.
In the bottom of the first Aliyah Andrews started it off for the Tigers with a double down the left field line and stole to advance to third. Taylor Pleasants singled to left center to plate Andrews and take the 1-0 lead over the Jaguars.
In the bottom of the third Savannah Stewart doubled to deep left field and Andrews added a single on a bunt to advance Stewart. Pleasants singled to plate Stewart and Georgia Clark added a sacrifice fly to add another run to the board. The Tigers scored two runs on three hits to increase the lead heading into the fourth.
South Alabama put a run on the board in the top of the fourth, but quick defense shut down the threat.
In the bottom of the fourth Taylor Tidwell and Amanda Doyle both drew a walk to put two on late in the inning for the Tigers. Stewart crushed a stand up tripled to right center to score two for the Tigers. Andrews added a bunt for a hit to plate Stewart and Pleasants launched a two-run dinger over the centerfield wall to add to the Tiger lead. Shelbi Sunseri singled to left field and Taryn Antoine entered to pinch run. Clark singled to left to drive in Antoine from second. Briggs singled to the infield to plate another run, and Tidwell singled to the shortstop to plate Cummins. The Tigers scored eight runs on eight hits all with two outs all in the bottom of the fourth.
Ali Kilponen earned the win in the circle for the Tigers, she moves to 5-1 on the season. She recorded nine strikeouts and allowed one earned run. South Alabama's Jenna Hardy took the loss for the Jaguars. She allowed nine hits and eight runs all earned.