BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team remains undefeated after a five inning walk-off victory over Iowa, 9-0 and defeating Tulsa, 11-0 in five innings. The Tigers improve to 3-0 on the season.
Senior Shelbi Sunseri led the Tigers at the plate, hitting three home runs on the day for seven RBI. Amanda Sanchez went 2-for-3 in game one and 3-for-3 in game two with three RBI and three doubles on the day.
Shelby Wickersham and Sunseri held it down in the circle, both claiming their first victories on the season. Wickersham pitched a no-hitter in her college debut, and the two combined to finish with eight strikeouts on the day. Both improve to 1-0 on the season.
Aliyah Andrews reached scoring position after two stolen bases in the bottom of the first. She came in to score the first run of the game on a single from Amanda Doyle.
In the bottom of the second inning, the bases were loaded after a single from Shemiah Sanchez, and great at-bats from Michaela Schlattman and Amber Serrett. Freshman Savannah Stewart walked, bringing in Shemiah Sanchez to up the lead 2-0. Antoine ripped the ball to the right field scoring two runs from Andrews and Stewart, raising the Tiger's lead 5-0.
Shelbi Sunseri began the bottom of the fourth inning with a double to the right field, and Antoine reached first on a fielder's choice, scoring her third RBI of the game.
The Tigers entered the fifth inning with a 6-0 lead, and after a three-run home run from Sunseri, the Tigers claimed the win, 9-0.
Freshman Shelby Wickersham claimed her first career victory as a Tiger with a no-hitter, finishing with two strikeouts in the circle.
In the bottom of the first inning, the Tigers began with two runners on base, Aliyah Andrews walked and Amber Serrett drove the ball to center field for a double. Amanda Sanchez hit the ball down the left field line allowing Serrett and Andrews to score, giving the Tigers a 2-0 lead.
Amanda Sanchez doubled to center field to start the bottom of the third inning, followed by a home run from Sunseri, her second home run on the season. The two runs pushed LSU to a 5-0 lead.
The Tigers kept the momentum going into the fourth inning, scoring two runs after a wild pitch and a Doyle double to the right field, scoring Serrett. A double from Amanda Sanchez brought in another run to make it an 8-0 lead for the Tigers. At the plate, Sunseri hit her third home run of the day, second of the game, scoring two more runs. Georgia Clark hit a double down the left field line, bringing in another run. The Tigers ended the inning with an 11-0 lead on Tulsa.
In the circle, Sunseri claimed her first victory on the season, ending the game in the fifth inning with a strikeout, making it her sixth on the day.
The Tigers continue the 2019 Tiger Classic on Saturday, taking on Iowa at 3:30 p.m. and Bucknell at 6 p.m.