Pitching leads Pilots to double header sweep of LSUA
March 05, 2013
ALEXANDRIA, La. - The no. 2 LSU Shreveport Pilots (14-7) collected a pair of shutouts as they swept the LSU Alexandria Generals on Tuesday night at Generals Field winning game one 5-0 and taking the night cap 2-0.
GAME 1 (W 5-0)
The Pilots jumped on the Generals early with four runs in the top of the first inning as Ridge Gonsoulin and David Dorton collected back-to-back singles to bring Kyle Pearson to the plate as he hit a long fly to the right-field warning track that was misplayed by the LSUA right fielder to lead to the first two runs of the inning.
Brandon Cooksey tripled in the next run of the inning and he was brought in by Greg Friesen's sac-fly. The only other run the Pilots got came in the fifth inning on a RBI-single from Gonsoulin.
Caleb Olson (3-1) picked up the win for the Pilots with his best outing of the season of six innings of one hit ball with two walks and three strike outs and only threw 69 pitches. The only hit LSUA collected off the south-paw came on the first hitter he saw in the bottom of the first.
Jonathan Burnett worked a perfect one-two-three seventh with one strike out in a non-save situation.
K.J. Semien and Gonsoulin were the only two Pilots with mult-hits as Semien was 2-3 while Gonsoulin was 2-4 with a rbi.
GAME 2 (W 2-0)
Cade Bowen (1-0) picked up the win for the Pilots and was magnificent in his first start since high school as he worked five and a third innings allowing only one hit, one walk, four strikeouts and only threw 57 pitches. Ben Suit was the bridge to the bullpen working two thirds of an inning and striking out one as Jake Byrd earned his first save of the year in the seventh.
Zack LeJeune put on an offensive show tonight for the Pilots going 3-4 in the night cap and also drove in a run, the first run of the game for the Pilots in the third inning as he drove in Gonsoulin. Gonsoulin drove in the game's only other run with a big rbi-single in the top of the seventh for an important insurance run that the Pilots did not need to cash in.
Dorton was the only other Pilot with more than one hit as he finished 2-4 as the designated hitter in the lead-off spot.
The Pilots will take on Huston-Tillotson this Friday with the double header beginning at 4 p.m. The series will conclude with a single game on Saturday at 1 p.m.