HAMMOND, La. – Madisen Blackford singled house the game-winning run within the backside of the seventh inning to provide Southeastern Louisiana a 4-3 win over Louisiana Tech in nonconference softball motion Wednesday night at North Oak Park.
SLU (8-6) received for the fourth time in its final 5 contests, dropping Louisiana Tech to 2-5 total. The 2 groups have been scheduled to play a doubleheader, however an influence outage at North Oak Park compelled the cancellation of the nightcap.
Aeriyl Mass led the Lion offensive assault with a pair of hits and two runs scored. Mass, Blackford and Ella Manzer every drove in runs for the Woman Lions. Within the circle, reigning Southland Convention Pitcher of the Week Heather Zumo (6-1) struck out 5 and scattered seven hits in a complete-game effort.
Louisiana Tech jumped on high within the high of the second inning. A 3-run double by Caroline Easom staked the Woman Techsters to a 3-0 benefit.
SLU stranded three runners within the opening two innings, earlier than breaking by within the backside of the third in opposition to Louisiana Tech starter Audrey Pickett (0-2). Again-to-back singles by Mass and reigning Southland Convention Hitter of the Week Lindsey Rizzo opened the body.
One out later, Manzer singled to attain Mass. Louisiana Tech centerfielder Tanjala Smith misplayed Manzer’s hit, permitting Rizzo to attain and minimize the result in 3-2.
SLU tied the rating within the backside of the fourth inning. Kelci Bodin singled and ultimately scored on a sacrifice fly by Mass to tie the rating.
Zumo pitched out of a two-on, one-out jam within the high of the fifth inning. Following that, neither crew put a runner in scoring place till the Woman Lions ended it within the backside of the seventh.
Mass reached on a one-out error and stole second to maneuver into scoring place. After a Rizzo stroll, Blackford singled house the speedy Mass to provide Southeastern a win in its 2021 North Oak Park debut.
Southeastern will head to Auburn, Alabama to compete within the Auburn Invitational. The Woman Lions open the match with a 9 a.m. doubleheader on Friday versus Troy. SLU takes on the host Tigers for a 2:30 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.
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CLEAR BAG POLICY
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