LSUE surges past Kellogg in 15-5 mercy rule win
EUNICE, La. – After three runs from Kellogg CC in the sixth inning, the LSU Eunice baseball was pushed up against a wall for one of the few times in the first month of the season.
The top-ranked Bengals (14-0) responded in emphatic fashion.
LSUE rattled off eight unanswered runs to secure the team’s seventh mercy rule win of the season.
The rally started with a Javier Vaz single that would allow Peyton LeJeune to score off one of five Bruin errors. River Town and Jack Merrifield pieced together back-to-back RBI base hits to double up Kellogg, 10-5. Scott Jones would end the four-run frame with a RBI infield single.
Jones joined Town, Thomas Stevens and Peyton LeJeune with multi-hit games in the Bengals’ 14-hit attack.
After two sacrifice flies, LeJeune ended the game in the eighth inning with a walk-off two-run triple to trigger the run-rule. The freshman led LSUE with three RBis as well as two runs scored.
LSUE jumped out to a 7-2 lead through five innings thanks in large part to a four-run fourth off two sacrifice flies, an error and Jarrett McDonald RBI single.
Simon Miller improved to 4-0 on the season after laboring through 5.1 innings of work. The freshman gave up four earned runs off four hits and four walks while striking out seven batters. Caleb Seroski, Dawson Alexander and Christian Gonzales all saw time in relief.
LSUE will play its first doubleheader of the season with a twinbill Saturday against Kellogg starting at 1:00PM. Both games from Bengal Stadium can be seen on-line on Bengal All-Access.
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