SHREVEPORT β No. 2 LSU-Shreveport swept a three-game set with upset-minded Texas College to complete the Red River Athletic Conference baseball opening series.
After winning by 10 runs in Fridayβs first game, LSU-Shreveport scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to escape with a 3-2 win over Texas College to start Saturdayβs doubleheader.
Dennis Neal lasted the distance for TC, allowing only one run through six innings and striking out five.
LSU-Shreveport finished off TC with an 8-4 win in Saturdayβs final game. Jose Serna went 3 for 4 and Frank Mora had two RBIs to lead the Steers in the four-run loss.
The Pilots opened the series with a 14-4 win over the Steers on Friday. Moises Espinoza went 2 for 2 and scored three runs to pace the Steers. LSU-Shreveport hurler Young struck out nine batters and pitched all but one out to get the victory for the Pilots.
LSU-Shreveport 14, Texas College 4
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Aldo Montoya, Matthew Garibay (5), Jarret Pasley (6) and Jose Serna; Rory Young, Jacob Byrd (7) and Reed Lavallee. W β Young; L β Montoya. 2B β LSU: Lavallee, Zack Lejeune, Kyle Pearson. 3B β LSUS: Ridge Gonsoulin. SB β TC: Jullian Coffin-Lennear, Moises Espinoza; LSUS: Gonsoulin, Jacob Lopez, K.J. Semien.
LSU-Shreveport 3, Texas College 2
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Dennis Neal and Aaron Savoia; Jason Mouton, Riley Spencer (6) and David Dorton. W βSpencer; L β Neal. 2B β TC: Matt McEuen; LSUS: Kyle Pearson. 3B β LSUS: Ridge Gonsoulin, K.J. Semien.
LSU-Shreveport 8, Texas College 4
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LSU-Shreveport 000 000 000 β 8 12 1
Tyler Seibert, Houston Creighton (7), Andrew Hungerford (8), Jesse Garza (8) and Jacob Serna; Paul Barton, Jonathan Burnett (7), Cade Bowen (9) and Reed Lavallee. W β Barton; L β Seibert. 2B β TC: Corey Heidebrecht, Frank Mora, Serna. 3B β TC: Matt McEuen, Serna. HR β LSUS: Ridge Gonsoulin. SB β LSUS: William Breland, Jacob Lopez, K.J. Semien. CS β TC: Jullian Coffin-Lennear; LSUS: Semien.
RECORDS β Texas College 3-13 (0-3); LSU-Shreveport 11-4 (3-0).
NEXT UP β Texas College at Prairie View A&M, Noon, Tuesday (DH); LSU-Shreveport at Louisiana College, 6 p.m. Tuesday.