Pilots Sweep Tougaloo, Brouillette Breaks Four More School Records
April 11, 2009
Jackson, Miss. - LSUS sophomore Andrew Brouillette continued his onslaught of opposing GCAC pitchers and the LSUS record books on Saturday afternoon, as the No. 20 Pilots made easy work of Tougaloo College with a pair of 13-2 and 16-3 victories to complete the three-game sweep over the Bulldogs.
Brouillete launched three homers and drove in ten runs in the first game, on his way to a 4-for-4 performance while breaking three school records in the process.
With his third home run of the game, Brouillette passed Kevin Ross on the LSUS single-season homerun list with his 17th of the year and Dusty Maddox and current teammate Brent Lavallee as the school's all-time career home run leader with 25. His ten RBIs in game one also made Brouillette the all-time LSUS career leader, passing the old mark of 136.
In addition to the Andrew Brouillette show in game one, LSUS pitchers Turner Brasher and Kory Kottenbrook proved to be a solid supporting cast by combining to throw a no-hitter on the mound for the Pilots.
The LSUS offense exploded for 16 runs in the twilight game of the doubleheader, as Brandon Bravata, Brouillette, Brent Lavallee, Chase Wentz and Kyle Pearson each recorded two hits in the contest.
LSUS hit six round-trippers in the game with Brouillette, Lavallee, Kyle Lawrence, Wentz all going deep once and the freshman Pearson sending two out of the yard
Wentz and Pearson each hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the third, as the Pilots opened up the game with six runs in the inning and four of those coming off a grand slam by Wentz.
Lavallee, a senior from North Delta, BC, hit his 15th long ball of the season in the fifth and Pearson added a two-run shot in the inning for his second of the game.
Brouillette continued to make his mark on the record books in game two, becoming the school's single-season leader in total bases with his fourth home run of the day in the top of the seventh inning.
Brouillette, who is batting .500 through 45 games played this season, currently holds five school or GCAC records and is on pace to break four other LSUS single-season records this year.
The Pilots (35-10, 23-5) are one-half game behind William Carey in the GCAC standing entering the final two weeks of the regular season.