MONDAY DI GAMES
February 17 2014
NFCA poll February 10
5. Arizona State
8. Texas A&M
13. Florida State
18. South Alabama
19. Georgia swept Mercer 8-0, 7-5
20. Louisiana Lafayette
21. LSU split with Penn State W 11-3 L6-5
24. Arizona vs Grand Canyon
GAME SCORES AND NOTES
compiled by softballscoresnow, NFCA, ESPN and Spy
LSU 11, Pwnn State 3
The No. 21 LSU softball team pounded out 11 runs on 12 hits, getting back-to-back home runs from Bianka Bell and Kellsi Kloss, and two triples from Allison Falcon amid five total extra-base hits to power the Tigers to an 11-3 win over Penn State in game one of a doubleheader between the two teams on Monday.
LSU (8-3) scored four runs in two of the first three innings, needing just four innings to score all 11 to pull ahead of the Nittany Lions (4-4) for good with little resistance. As a whole, the Tigers struck out just once and stranded only three runners over the course of the game, capitalizing on every opportunity they had with runners in scoring position.
After holding a no-hitter through three, starting pitcher Baylee Corbello gave up three runs on two hits, all coming in the Penn State fourth inning well after LSU had taken a sizeable lead. The three runs were the most she’s given up in a game this season as she struck out four batters with seven walks, but she continued her streak of consecutive complete game performances in the process.
Game Two: Penn State 6, LSU 5
After putting together another top notch offensive performance in the first game, the No. 21 LSU Tiger softball team seemed poised to repeat its efforts in game two of the team’s doubleheader against Penn State, but the Nittany Lions countered and came back twice, including taking the lead scoring three unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth innings to win 6-5 to close out the 2014 Tiger Invitational.
Taking the loss was Ashley Czechner, who allowed all six runs on eight hits with five walks and six strikeouts to fall to 4-2 on the season and snapped her four-game winning streak. With the offense sputtering, Penn State earned multiple chances to strike as the first batter in the first five innings earned a walk to open the frame.
After giving up the three runs in the very first inning, Penn State’s Marlaina Laubach settled down and gave up just two more runs for the rest of the contest, finishing with only three strikeouts and two walks and allowing all five runs in the seven-inning affair. PSU’s Shelby Miller was the only Nittany Lion to tack on multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
GEORGIA SWEEPS MERCER
The No. 19/17 Georgia softball team picked up a pair of wins over the Mercer Bears on Monday, Feb. 17 at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens, Ga. The Bulldogs took the first game 8-0 in five innings before earning a 7-5 victory in the second game of the day.
With the wins, the Bulldogs move to 9-0 on the year. Chelsea Wilkinson collected a win with a complete game no-hitter in game one of the doubleheader. She then recorded save in Georgia’s second game as she closed out the win for Geri Ann Glasco.
Glasco led all hitters on the day as she went 3-for-5 with a home run, an RBI and a run scored. Paige Wilson went 4-for-7 with two triples, four RBI and one run scored.