Demons, Tigers pile up runs in wins; G-Men falter at home

CAREER NIGHT: Northwestern senior Larson Fontenot drove in a career-best five RBI with a home run and a pair of singles Tuesday night as the Demons dumped visiting ULM.

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NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State tallied a four-run first inning for the second straight game and pulled away late for a 10-5 victory over visiting UJLM Tuesday night in the final mid-week matchup at Brown-Stroud Field this season.

The Demons (24-24) ran ULM starter Cole Brady (0-1) from the game in a flurry of walks and hits in just 1-3 inning.

ULM (15-31-1) chipped away at the Demon lead to draw within 4-3 before NSU solved the Warhawk bullpen in the fifth.

Larson Fontenot was in the middle of all three Demon scoring innings, capping the four-run first with a two-run single and adding an RBI single in the three-run fifth before a massive two-run home run to left center in the seventh as NSU opened a 10-4 lead.

Fontenot, a fifth-year senior playing what could be his final homestand as a Demon, finished 3-for-3 and tied a career high with five RBIs.

Fontenot’s home run backed up a couple of pivotal innings in which Demon relievers shut down ULM threats to keep NSU in control.

Fontenot and designated hitter Bo Willis were a combined 5-for-5 with seven RBIs and reached base in all eight of their plate appearances. Jake Haze added a pair of hits from the leadoff spot, including his second straight game-opening double, as the Demons notched a 10-hit performance.

LSU 17, SOUTHEASTERN 3: First baseman Tre’ Morgan led LSU’s offensive outburst Tuesday night with three hits and five RBI as the Tigers (33-15) run-ruled visiting Southeastern Louisiana, 17-3, in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Leftfielder Gavin Dugas led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Southeastern (22-26) tied the game in the second inning on rightfielder Christian Garcia’s homer.

LSU exploded for nine runs in the third to take command.

The outburst was highlighted by Dugas’ two-run single, Morgan’s two-RBI single, a two-run double by designated hitter Brayden Jobert and a run-scoring single by catcher Tyler McManus.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 14, GRAMBLING 11: The visiting Lumberjacks (14-31) erupted for eight runs after entering the seventh inning down 11-6 and the Tigers (21-27) were scoreless in their last three at-bats.

Photo by CHRIS REICH, Northwestern State


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