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Easton Bama Bash - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

No. 9 LSU walks off vs. Liberty in DH opener

11 days ago
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The LSU Softball team put together a comeback victory in Game One to walk-off Liberty, 4-3, but fell in Game Two to Alabama, 5-2, in Tuscaloosa at the Bama Bash Saturday. The Tigers are now 4-2 on the year.

In Game One, Amanda Doyle doubled to right center in the bottom of the seventh to score pinch runner Akiya Thymes from first. Thymes pinch ran for Taylor Pleasants, who led off the inning with a single to center.

The Tigers' comeback started in the fifth inning after loading the bases. Andrews led off the inning with a walk and moved to third on a Pleasants double to center. Doyle followed with a walk and Georgia Clark hit a deep fly ball to center to score Andrews. Pleasants came in on another sac fly by Shelbi Sunseri before Doyle was plated by a Ciara Briggs single to center.

Liberty got on the board first in the second inning after a solo home run over the right center wall off LSU starter Maribeth Gorsuch. The Flames took a 3-0 lead in the top of the fifth off a two-out, two-run home run to right center. The Tigers made a pitching change, going to Shelby Wickersham.

Wickersham came in strong and forced a groundout to get out of the fifth. The sophomore and the Tigers' defense came together and sat down the next six straight Flames.

Wickersham earned the win in the circle, improving to 1-0 on the year. She tallied one strikeout in her 2.1 innings of work. Gorsuch recorded four strikeouts.

At the plate, Doyle and Pleasants both went 2-for-3. Doyle, Clark, Sunseri and Briggs each had and RBI.

Up Next

The Tigers finish up the Bama Bash Sunday with games against Liberty at 10:30 a.m. and Alabama at 1 p.m. The game against Alabama will stream live on SEC Network+.