South Carolina Falls in Six to No. 14/15 LSU, 9-0
March 13, 2010
COLUMBIA, S.C. - LSU starter Brittany Mack held down South Carolina (9-13, 0-4 SEC), and the Tiger offense exploded in a 9-0 win in six innings over the Gamecocks in game two of the doubleheader at Beckham Field.
The Tigers (20-4, 2-0 SEC) posted two runs in the second on an RBI single by Morgan Russell and a wild pitch that plated Allison Falcon. They added another in the third on Anissa Young's RBI single.
Three more came across in the fourth for LSU. Kirsten Shortridge drew a bases-loaded walk to send home Falcon, while Rachel Mitchell brought in both Jessica Mouse and Shortridge with a two-out, two-RBI hit. After going down in order in the fifth, LSU sent three more around in the sixth. Shortridge collected a two-RBI single and later scored on Mitchell's double.
Mack (5-2) tossed a one-hitter, walking one while striking out four in the shutout. Gamecock junior Ashley Chastain (4-4) picked up the loss, allowing two earned runs in 1.1 innings, walking two while giving up one hit. Senior centerfielder Adele Voigt got the only Gamecock hit, while freshman Briana Hamilton drew a walk.
Shortridge went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored, Mitchell went 3-for-4 with three RBI, while Russell had a 3-for-3 outing with a double and an RBI.
The two teams close out the series on Sunday, with first pitch set for 12 p.m. EDT.