Steers swept by No. 2 LSU-Shreveport


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 Friday’s first game, LSU-Shreveport scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to escape with a 3-2 win over Texas College to start Saturday’s 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 Saturday’s 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.

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Friday

Game 1

LSU-Shreveport 14, Texas College 4

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LSU-Shreveport 321 050 3 β€” 14 14 5

Aldo Montoya, Matthew Garibay (5), Jarret Pasley (6) and Jose Serna; Rory Young, Jacob Byrd (7) and Reed Lavallee. W – Young; L – Montoya. 2B – LSU: Lavallee, Zack Lejeune, Kyle Pearson. 3B – LSUS: Ridge Gonsoulin. SB – TC: Jullian Coffin-Lennear, Moises Espinoza; LSUS: Gonsoulin, Jacob Lopez, K.J. Semien.

Saturday

Game 2

LSU-Shreveport 3, Texas College 2

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LSU-Shreveport 001 000 2 β€” 3 7 0

Dennis Neal and Aaron Savoia; Jason Mouton, Riley Spencer (6) and David Dorton. W –Spencer; L – Neal. 2B – TC: Matt McEuen; LSUS: Kyle Pearson. 3B – LSUS: Ridge Gonsoulin, K.J. Semien.

Game 3

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 – Barton; L – Seibert. 2B – TC: Corey Heidebrecht, Frank Mora, Serna. 3B – TC: Matt McEuen, Serna. HR – LSUS: Ridge Gonsoulin. SB – LSUS: William Breland, Jacob Lopez, K.J. Semien. CS – 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.