The 10th-ranked LSU softball team defeated Monmouth, 2-0 in game two of the Baton Rouge Regional at Tiger Park Friday evening. The Tigers improve to 41-16 on the year, while Monmouth falls to 36-17.
The Tigers got on base in the bottom of the second starting with a single up the middle from Shemiah Sanchez, followed by Amanda Doyle reaching on a fielder’s choice to second. Savannah Stewart walked and Elyse Thornhill reached on a fielder’s choice, but was thrown out at second to end the inning.
In the bottom of the fourth, Shemiah Sanchez ripped the ball to left field for a double and advanced to third on a ground out to shortstop from Doyle. With two outs and Sanchez in scoring position, Stewart shot a line drive through left side to put the first run of the game on the board. LSU led 1-0 going into the fifth.
With one out and a 2-1 count in the home-half of the fifth, Amber Serrett stepped up to the plate and smashed the ball over the right field wall, recording her seventh dinger on the year. At the end of the inning the Tigers led 2-0.
Monmouth had a runner in scoring position in the top of the sixth, but the batter singled to Stewart in left field, who then fired the ball to Michaela Schlattman at home plate to tag the runner out. LSU kept a 2-0 lead.
Maribeth Gorsuch held it down in the circle and gets the win, improving to 12-3 on the season. She allowed five hits in the seven innings pitched and finished with five strikeouts.
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