Tigers drum Privateers; Gents, Bulldogs, Demons, Warhawks fall

DOUGHTY DINGER: Cade Doughty went deep Wednesday night as LSU walloped visiting UNO at Alex Box Stadium. (

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BATON ROUGE — Cade Doughty homered and drove in three runs while the LSU bullpen allowed just one unearned run over the final eight innings Wednesday night to lead the third-ranked Tigers over UNO 11-3 at Alex Box Stadium.

LSU (8-1) drew 10 walks and collected nine hits. UNO (5-2) moved on top in the first, but quickly trailed 6-2 after two innings. Jacob Berry also went deep for LSU.

LA VERNE 12, CENTENARY 8: The Gents recovered from a 4-0 deficit through three innings to take an 8-4 lead into the bottom of the fifth but gave up three in the bottom of the fifth and five more in the sixth in dropping the road game. Tyler Erickson was 3-for-4 while Preston Ludwick, Brady Robinson, Blaine Miller and Austyn Benoit all had two hits for the Gents that recorded 13 base knocks in the game. Robinson had 3 RBIs and Gary Hewitt doubled in two runs.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 4, LOUISIANA TECH 3: At Hammond, the Bulldogs (5-4) dropped their fourth straight as the Lions (4-5) rallied in the seventh for the tying and winning run. Walker Burchfield cracked a two-run homer for Tech.

UL LAFAYETTE 6, NORTHWESTERN STATE 3: Meeting for the second straight night, the Ragin’ Cajuns (5-4) again topped the Demons (3-5) by three runs, this time at Tigue Moore Field in Lafayette. A four-run Cajuns third inning keyed by Carson Roccoforte’s two-run single broke a scoreless tie. Although NSU responded with a three-spot, getting a 2-RBI base hit by Bo Willis, the Demons never tied or moved ahead. Willis had nine RBI in the series.

OLE MISS 11, ULM 1: At Oxford, Miss., the No. 2-ranked Rebels (8-0) rode two grand slams and allowed the Warhawks (1-6) just two hits.

SOFTBALL

LOUISIANA TECH 2, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 1: At Dr. Billy Bundrick Field in Ruston, the Techsters (11-6) turned three double plays, threw out a runner at home and overcame 11 left on base to edge the Lady Lions (10-4). Olivia Ellingston’s fifth-inning sacrifice fly broke a 1-all stalemate.

JACKSONVILLE STATE 7, ULM 0: In Jacksonville, Ala., future Conference USA member Jacksonville State (7-6) cooled off ULM (13-5) with a two-hitter by Kat Carter.

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