Back on Tuesday night the LSU Eunice Bengals travelled to Carthage, TX and swept a double headetr from Panola College by scores of 6-2 (7 inn) and 18-9 (9 inn). Those were the final two regular season games to be broadcast on KVPI for the season. Our Bengal baseball coverage will resume at the NJCAA Region 23 tournament coming up later this month in Mississippi.
Here is the summary of game two in which Derek Herrington was on fire for the Bengals.
An exceptional effort by Derek Herrington lifted LSU Eunice to an 18-9 win over Panola on Tuesday at Carthage, TX.
Derek got a hit in each of his six at bats. He doubled in the first inning, tripled in the second inning, and singled in the fourth, sixth, seventh, and ninth innings.
Each team blasted the other's pitching, and there were 27 total runs and 38 hits during the game. Relief pitchers got their fill of innings during the game, with the opposing managers using 11 pitchers in total.
LSU Eunice blew out Panola thanks to 24 hits, including eight extra base hits. LSU Eunice scored six runs in the sixth on LSU Eunice scored in the sixth on a walk by Tyler Chapman, a two-run single by Derek, a two-run double by Brennan Bozeman, and an RBI double by Steffan Trosclair.
Hayden Barnett got the win for LSU Eunice. He allowed one run over 3 2/3 innings. Hayden Barnett struck out three, walked two and gave up three hits.
LSU Eunice easily handled Panola pitching as seven hitters combined for 23 hits, 17 RBIs and 15 runs scored.
Brody Colle ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just two innings, walked one, struck out none, and allowed one run.
The top of the first saw LSU Eunice take an early lead, 1-0. LSU Eunice caught fire after Derek doubled. Then Jordan Romero singled, scoring Steffan.
Panola answered LSU Eunice's top inning with two runs of its own in the first. Panola scored on a solo home run by Matt Spruill and an RBI double by Clint Cage.
The lead stayed with LSU Eunice after the fifth, when it scored one run on.
LSU Eunice pushed across two runs in both the seventh inning and the eighth. In the seventh, LSU Eunice scored on a two-run double by Ray Veit, bringing home Sam Walley and David Lafleur.
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