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Softball tops WKU 7-3

Aliyah Andrews
Ryan McCarble / LSUSports.net

The Tigers added another win to the record in a 7-3 comeback over Western Kentucky, Tuesday night in Tiger Park.

After her stellar performance against Auburn, Maribeth Gorsuch got the ball for the mid-week game, though her weekend outing did not carry over to Tuesday. Gorsuch lasted just two innings and allowing three runs to the Hilltoppers. She was relieved by Allie Walljasper who pitched five shutout innings striking out five.

While the Tiger pitching was rocky, the Tiger offense was clicking. Down 3-0 in the third, Amber Serrett launched her third home run on the season, scoring Emily Griggs and Aliyah Andrews. The reigning SEC Player of the Week, Andrews continued to stay hot with two hits, now ranking sixth in the conference in the category. LSU took the lead in the fourth with a two-run single from Griggs. Insurance runs came an inning later with a home run by Sydney Springfield and an RBI single from Shemiah Sanchez.

It was good seeing the Tigers flash some power in Tuesday’s game with the pair of home runs. LSU also continued its trend of scoring late versus early and while that model might be a little unnerving, it is good to see the Tigers capable of pushing across runs when they are absolutely needed in the later stages of the game. On the pitching end, Gorsuch struggling after her Auburn outing is disheartening, however she has already surpassed her limited innings totals from a season ago and after her performance against Auburn looks to get an expanded role in conference play.

Next up for the Tigers is a three game road trip against No.23 Kentucky.