MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas – Primrose Aholelei pulled double duty in the circle Thursday for the Bossier Parish Community College softball team, leading a doubleheader sweep by piling up 21 strikeouts.
The Lady Cavaliers swept the Region XIV doubleheader as Aholelei pitched a complete game two-hitter with 17 strikeouts in the opening game, hen finished off the last four innings of game two with six more strikeouts.
She was also 2-for-3 with two RBI in the first game while Dylian Sanay had two doubles. Haylee Ladner, Kennedy Cox and Alohilani Napalapalai all had two hits in the second game. Cox had a double and Napalapalai a home run for BPCC (31-9, 15-1).
LSU 5, MISSOURI 3: Ma’Khail Hilliard scattered seven hits over seven innings and third baseman Jacob Berry slugged two homers to lead LSU (25-12, 8-8 SEC) over Missouri (22-13, 5-11) in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
Hilliard (4-0) limited Missouri to two runs on seven hits in seven innings with no walks and five strikeouts, firing 104 pitches.
“Ma’Khail was outstanding, I can’t even fathom where our team would be without him,” said LSU coach Jay Johnson. “He did a great job again tonight, and I just feel like we’re going to win every time he pitches.”
Berry was 3-for-4 at the plate with two homers, two RBI and three runs scored. His first homer gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the first inning, and his second dinger – his 12th of the season — tied the game at 2-2 in the third.
“Jacob hit three different pitches about as well as you can hit those pitches,” Johnson said. “He showed he’s one of the best hitters in the country; his mindset is great, he’s working his tail off, and I’m sure glad he’s here.”
LSU broke the 2-2 tie in the fifth with a three-run outburst highlighted by second baseman Cade Doughty’s RBI double and a two-run single by first baseman Tre’ Morgan.