Pilots tame Bulldogs in series sweep
April 09, 2011SHREVEPORT, La. - The no. 6 LSU Shreveport Pilots baseball team took the final two games from the Jarvis Christian College Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at Pilot Field as they won game one 10-0 in five innings and by a 27-7 decision in game two. The Pilots scored at least one run in every at bat in this series against Jarvis.
GAME 1, W 10-0 (5 Innings)
Cody Causey drove in the first run of the game for the Pilots with an RBI-double for the early lead. The Pilots scored five in the bottom of the second inning as the inning was highlighted by a three-run homer by Kevin Smith.
LSUS added two more in the third inning as Justin Brodnax drove in a run with a RBI-single to left and later scored on a wild pitch. Two more runs came across for the home team in the fourth inning to get the lead to ten and as Cade Bowen came in to finish the game striking out one batter in the final inning.
Jared Mortensen (6-2) picked up the win for the Pilots as he tossed four strong innings allowing only two hits, no walks and struck out eight batters. Blaine Shackleford (1-1) took the loss for JCC as he allowed 10 runs on six hits, five walks and four strikeouts in four innings of work.
GAME 2, W 27-7 (7 Innings)
JCC scored their first run of the series in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead but it would not last for long as the Pilots struck for seven runs in the bottom of the inning to take a commanding lead. The inning was highlighted by a bases clearing three-run double from Manny Estrada and a two-run homer by Justin Brodnax.
LSUS tacked on four more in the bottom of the second as Estrada again came up with a big hit, a two-run double to extend the LSUS' lead to 10-1. Estrada scored on a single by Michael Diffie later in the inning to put the home team ahead by ten for the third straight game of the series.
Kyle Pearson's sac fly drove in a run in the third inning while Allen Degges drove in one in the fourth with a groundout to increase the Pilot lead to 13-2 after four complete.
In the fifth inning the Pilots launched three homers in the inning for four runs. Chase Wentz led off the inning with the most exciting play in baseball, an inside the park home run, for the first homer. Then Curtis Beaudoin and Shawn Moy went back-to-back; Beaudoin's was a two-run shot as the Pilots led 17-4 at the end of five innings.
The Pilots scored 10 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on six hits as the innings was highlighted by a two-run double from Kevin Smith and Allen Degges. Moy and Matt Bagley each drove in a run with back-to-back singles while Carson Martinez knocked one home with a triple off the left field wall.
Scott Petroski (2-0) picked up the win for the Pilots as he tossed two innings out of the bullpen and did not allow a hit. Cody Boutte retired the final three batters in the seventh and struck out two in the one inning of relief work. Jose Cepin (1-1) suffered the loss for JCC after only retiring one batter in the first inning. The Pilots struck reliever Leandro Cisneros for 15 runs, 13 earned, in four and 2/3.
The next game for the Pilots will be next Friday night in Brownsville, Texas, with the double header beginning at 4:00 against the UTB Scorpions. The series will conclude with a single nine-inning game on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. All three games can be listened to live at Teamline.cc.