It was a record-setting night when the No.4 LSU Softball earned a 30-8 victory over Louisiana Tech Tuesday in Ruston.
.@LSUsoftball GM Records: Runs (30), Hits (27), AB (48), RBI (27), HR (7). Indv. Bell/Kloss HR (3 each) Bell - RBI (9).— Clyde Verdin Jr (@CVerdin34) March 16, 2016
Other impressive totals from the night include:
· All but one LSU batter recorded a hit
· 15 runs in an inning tied the program record for most runs in an inning
· LSU batted around three times
· 12 LSU batters scored at least once
· LSU had just two doubles and a triple
· The Tigers tied the SEC record for runs scored and home runs
· LSU set the SEC record for most hits in a game
· The 56 total bases by LSU is also a program record
The big inning for the Tigers came in the sixth which featured 15 runs, 14 hits, three of which were home runs and two of those were by Kellsi Kloss.
Bianka Bell, who was named the LSWA hitter of the week on Tuesday, joined Kloss with three home runs of her own against the Lady Techsters. Bell also led the Tigers in RBI with nine, followed by Kloss with four and Sandra Simmons with three.
Aiding the Tigers was an LA Tech defense which committed six errors, including three in the 15-run sixth.
The offense's big night overshadowed what was a bit of a rough outing for the Tiger pitching staff. Allie Walljasper got the start, allowing three runs in three innings, striking out and allowing two home runs. Baylee Corbello didn't record a single out and was pulled after just four batters, following a bases loaded double that gave the Lady Techsters a bit of life.
Sydney Smith would pitch the remainder of the inning, allowing two more runs to score but cruised through the final three innings allowing just one run.
The Tigers are now 5-1 away from Tiger Park, and Tuesday night's victory is the first official road win of the season.
LSU looks to stay hot against No.11 Texas A&M with three games starting Friday in College Station. All 3 games will be live on SECN+