Pilots take two from Huskies on the road
March 21, 2006
Shreveport, LA---The LSUS Pilots traveled to Houston, TX to take on the Houston Baptist University Huskies in double header action Tuesday afternoon. Tyler Lewis tossed a complete game shutout leading the Pilots to a 7-0 victory in game one, and an error free defensive effort by the Pilots led to a 4-2 win in game two, completing the sweep of the home town Huskies.
In game one, Pilots second baseman Dustin Bissonnette supplied the offense with a 4-4 performance at the plate which included two runs scored and an RBI. Bissonnette led off the top of the 1st inning with a single up the middle which started a three run rally that was capped off by a two out RBI single by Quinton Shamsabody.
The Pilots added three more runs in the top of the 2nd which was highlighted by an RBI single by Colin Moro and stretched their lead to 6-0.
That would be all the offense the Pilots would need as Lewis kicked it into cruise control and completed a season high 7.0 innings pitched en route to the Pilots first shutout of the year. Lewis scattered six hits and one walk while striking out one HBU hitter.
In game two, Huskies second baseman Efrain Gonzalez bobbled a ground ball allowing Bissonnette to reach safely to lead off the 1st. Bissonnette promptly stole second and third base and scored on an errant throw that found its way to left field by Huskies catcher Josh Jackson. Shamsabody capped off the inning with his third single of the afternoon which scored Moro and Tyler Williams putting the Pilots ahead 3-0.
Daniel Welch took the mound in the bottom of the 2nd inning for JV Laffitte and scattered five hits and two runs over 4.0 innings of work and left the game with a 4-2 lead.
Kevin Jewell took the mound in the bottom of the 6th and held the Huskies scoreless before giving way to Matt Clayman who slammed the door with a perfect bottom of the 7th, preserving the Pilots 4-2 lead.
Welch (1-0) was credited with the win while Clayman collected his first save of the season. Moro continued his hot hitting of late with a 2-3 performance and two runs scored leading the Pilots offense. Shamsabody finished 1-1 with two RBI.
The sweep of the Huskies improved the Pilots overall record to 18-8 this season and currently sit on top of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference at 8-3. LSUS will return to action again Friday night when they play host to the University of Mobile in game one of a three game series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30pm.