STOCKTON, Calif. - After trailing 2-0 in the second inning, the eighth-ranked LSU softball team came back to defeat Nevada, 5-2 Friday at the Libby Matson Tournament. The Tigers remain unbeaten at 13-0.
After Nevada put up two runs, the Tigers used four runs in the third inning to take a 4-3 lead. Senior Allie Walljasper led off the inning with a blast over the left field wall, her first of the season. Freshman Taryn Antoine followed with a bunt single. She came around to score on an Amanda Doyle walk, tying the game up at 2-2.
The Tigers took the lead for good on a Sydney Springfield ground out to third, scoring Andrews. LSU would extend its lead to 4-2 on a fielding error by Nevada, scoring Amber Serrett.
Another run came across for the Tigers in the fifth as Serrett scored on a sacrifice fly by Becca Schulte.
After the two runs for Nevada came across, starting pitcher Maribeth Gorsuch settled down and did not allow another run. She allowed six hits on the game and tallied four strikeouts in seven innings of work.