LSU shuts out Texas A&M in Game 1

LSU shuts out Texas A&M in Game 1
Source: WAFB

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BATON ROUGE, LA - The No. 15 ranked LSU softball team shut out the No. 9 ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 2-0 Friday night in Tiger Park. With the win, LSU improves to 34-10 on the year and 8-7 in conference play, while Texas A&M falls to 36-11 and 9-7 in the SEC.

Senior Carley Hoover was the star of the night, pitching a complete-game shutout and earning her 15th win of the year. She allowed only three hits and tallied four strikeouts on the night against a tough Texas A&M offense.

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Sophomore Amanda Doyle drove in the Tigers' first run in the bottom of the first inning with a single through the left side, driving in Taryn Antoine from second and giving the Tigers the early 1-0 lead.

A second run came across in the fifth inning for the Tigers. With runners on second and third, Junior Shemiah Sanchez hit a sacrifice fly to left-center field to drive in Emily Griggs from third, extending their lead to 2-0.

The Aggies threatened in the bottom of the sixth inning with runners on second and third with no outs, but Hoover and the Tiger defense held strong and forced three-straight outs, stranding the Texas A&M runners.