LSU offense unstoppable in run-rule win over Arkansas

LSU offense unstoppable in run-rule win over Arkansas
LSU scored 10 to run-rule Arkansas (Source: LSUsports.net)

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BATON ROUGE, La. - The No. 13-ranked LSU softball team run-ruled the No. 16-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks, 10-2 in five innings to claim the series on Saturday night in Tiger Park. With the win, LSU improves to 39-13 and 12-10 in conference play while Arkansas falls to 37-13 and 12-11 in the SEC.

LSU got on the board early after Taryn Antoine scored from third base on a passed ball, giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the third inning, Amanda Doyle drove in Aliyah Andrews to extend their lead to 2-0.

Arkansas answered the very next inning with a lead-off solo home run and a sacrifice fly to tie the game up at two apiece.

However, in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Tiger offense responded with a two-run dinger by Michaela Schlattman that scored Claire Weinberger, putting the Tigers back on top for good, 4-2.

Later in the inning, Antoine would get her first career triple with a line drive down the right-field line to score Becca Schulte. Antoine would later score on a single from Emily Griggs to bring the score to 6-2 and putting a cap on a big four-run inning.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Shelbi Sunseri hit a two-run home run, scoring Shemiah Sanchez and extending the lead to 8-2. Senior Sydney Loupe would later come in to pinch hit and picked up her first career hit as a Tiger and was eventually the game-ending run thanks to a single by Griggs, giving the Tigers the 10-2 win.

Maribeth Gorsuch pitched her sixth complete game of the season, going five innings, striking out three, and picking up her eighth win of the season.