LSU Eunice sweeps Kellogg in Saturday twinbill

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EUNICE, La. – LSU Eunice baseball continued its winning ways with a pair of Saturday wins over Kellogg CC at Bengal Stadium.

LSUE (12-1) held on for a 3-2 nailbiter followed by a late surge to take a 12-2 decision in five innings. The Bengals grabbed their fifth mercy-rule victory of the early season.

The top-ranked team in the country will go for a fourth straight series win on Sunday at 1:00PM inside Bengal Stadium.

Game 1 vs. Kellogg CC – W, 3-2

Patrick Vienne turned in another solid performance as the Bengal arms guided LSUE to a 3-2 victory over Kellogg CC. Vienne improved to 4-0

The freshman tossed six innings, giving up two runs off three hits and two walks while striking out seven batter. Vienne would put the Bruins down in order twice and would see just four base runners reach scoring position.

The Bengals would give Vienne an early cushion by manufacturing runs in the second and third innings. Reed Eason came through with a two-out RBI single in the second followed by a sacrifice ground out by Peyton Lejeune to score Carter Quinn an inning later.

Quinn would score on a wild pitch in the fifth for what would be the game winning run. The sophomore produced two of the Bengals’ five hits in the game while stealing three bases.

Brock Barthelemy picked up his third save of the season giving up just one hit and striking out a pair in the seventh.

Game 2 vs. Kellogg CC- W, 12-2

A late offensive explosion helped push the Bengals to a mercy-rule 12-2 victory in five innings over Kellogg. LSUE would outscore the Bruins 10-1 in the final two innings to secure the abbreviated contest.

It was a pitching duel early as Brendan Moody warded off Kellogg to grab his first win of the season. Moody tossed 4.1 innings, giving up two earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five batters.

The Bruins would score first in the top of the second off one of two LSUE errors. The Bengals answered right back as Carter Quinn would use a two-out base hit to score Reed Eason, followed by Parker Coley’s sacrifice fly in the third to give LSUE a 2-1 lead.

That would set the stage for offensive fireworks to close out the contest. The Bengals put up a four-spot in the fourth with Eason, Quinn, Kole Myers and Peyton LeJeune all brining in runs to push the lead to 6-1.

The Bruins would score a run in the top of the fifth, chasing Moody. Dylan Beier worked the final two outs of the game, giving up one hit.

LSUE would push across six more runs in the fifth as the Bengals capitalized on two errors and three walks.

Quinn, Coley and Eason all drove in multiple runs for the Bengals while LeJeune, Michael Fontenot, Grant Mangrum and Eason had two hits in the 12-hit output.

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