|LSU Shreveport (18-5, 5-1 RRAC)||3||2||0||3||2||0||0||0||0||10||11||2|
|Wiley (Texas) (5-18, 0-5 RRAC)||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||8||3|
|Shreveport, LA Pilot Field|
|LSU Shreveport||Pitching||Wiley (Texas)|
|LSU Shreveport||Indv. Stats||Wiley (Texas)|
|2 Players (#2,#9)||Doubles||#34 Pearson, Zachary|
|#13 Pouwells, Ryan||Home Runs||None|
By: Tanner Craft (FR/Benton, Louisiana)
SHREVEPORT, La. – Ryan Pouwells (JR/Surrey, British Columbia) crushed his first home run of the year to help lead the Pilots to a 10-2 win against Wiley College and to a series sweep. The Pilots are now 18-5 overall and 5-1 in RRAC play and the Wildcats fell to 5-18 overall and 0-5 in the league.
This series was up in the air the whole weekend due to rain in both Shreveport and in Marshall. Pilot Field was tarped all weekend just in case a game needed to be moved to Shreveport. And after rain hit Marshall again this morning, the final game was moved to Pilot Field and the field was in perfect shape.
"This was a wild weekend with all the traveling back and forth and with the rain changing everything each day," said LSUS coach Brent Lavallee. "We couldn't have gotten all three games in without the help of everyone in our program. I'm very proud of our team this week."
In the first inning after a leadoff double from Kevin Rosario (SR/Hollywood, Florida) and a walk to David Salgueiro (JR/Miami, Florida), Ryan Pouwells connected on one and sent a monster homerun over the right field fence and on top of Byrd High School's batting cages to make it 3-0 Pilots early.
Two runs would score in the second inning, three in the fourth and two in the second for the Pilots' ten runs on the day. And that was plenty enough for Landon Lewis (JR/Bossier City, Louisiana) and company.
Lewis went five innings, gave up only six hits and had six strikeouts. Hunter Cunningham (FR/Mission, British Columbia) threw an inning in relief along with Hayden Waxley (FR/Bossier City, Louisiana) and Jacob Mitchell (FR/Center, Texas) who went the final two innings.
Main contributors for the Pilots offensively were Ryan Pouwells who had the three run shot and added another single and Caleb Lassiegne who went 2-for-2 on the day.
"We stayed strong mentally today and when we finally got to play, our guys performed like they should," said Coach Lavallee.
Tuesday vs. Texas Wesleyan at 4:00 p.m. at Pilot Field
|20-9 (.690)||7-3 (.700)||Lost 1|