A six run sixth inning broke LSU out of its offensive slump as the Tigers snapped their three-game losing streak, beating Southeastern Louisiana 9-1.
With the Tigers leading 2-1 in the sixth inning, RBI's from Sandra Simmons, Kellsi Kloss, and Constance Quinn would push the score to 6-1. Sydney Bourg and Quinn would score on separate Lion error's, concluding the Tiger offense for the inning.
The Tigers offensive MVP was Simmons who went 4-of-5 with two RBI, including the first and last runs LSU would score, and two runs scored. Other notable performances includes Constance Quinn going 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored and Sahvanna Jaquish reaching base four times, scoring once.
Baylee Corbello took the circle for the Tigers, having not pitched since March 8th, and went the distance allowing a run on five hits, six walks, striking out eight.
It's certainly good seeing the Tiger offense beat up a bad team, but as last week demonstrated, these mid-week games are not the best indicator of how good or bad the Tigers will perform the coming weekend.
With that said, Sandra Simmons continues to be LSU's best hitter through this tough stretch. Unfortunately, this also speaks to how poor the middle of the lineup has been. It was also nice to see Corbello deliver a solid outing despite not having been used in such a long time. Like Sydney Smith, Corbello could be a valuable asset late in the season should Carley Hoover and Allie Walljasper show signs of fatigue.
Earlier in the week, the Tigers dropped outside of the coaches poll top-10 for the first time all season, coming in at No.11. LSU also currently sits at 13 in the ESPN/USA Softball poll.
The season continues for the Tigers when they head to Starkville for three games against Mississippi State starting Friday.