Pleasants hits two HRs as LSU softball defeats Liberty 8-4

Pleasants hits two HRs as LSU softball defeats Liberty 8-4
LSU shortstop Taylor Pleasants (No. 17) (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WAFB) - Freshman Taylor Pleasants belted two home runs in LSU’s 8-4 win over Liberty Flames in the third game of the Bama Bash in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Sunday, Feb. 21.

The Tigers (5-2) bats were hot out of the gate as the Aliyah Andrews led off the game with a double and Pleasants hit her first home run of the game over the left field wall to give LSU a 2-0 lead.

Shelbi Sunseri would added another run in the first inning to make it 3-0 as she hit her third home run of the season.

Liberty answered in the bottom of the second with a two-run homerun off of Ali Kilponen and the Flames would add another run to tie it at 3-3 in the third inning.

The Tigers would answer with a couple more runs in the top of the fourth to make it 5-3 as Danieca Coffey tripled to left field scoring Ali Newland. The Flames were able to capitalize after a double and then on an error to get one across to cut the LSU lead to 5-4.

LSU once again answered this time with a 3-run homerun from Pleasants in the top of the sixth inning to put the Tigers ahead 8-4.

Sunseri got the win in the circle and improved to 3-1 on the season.

LSU will take on Alabama at 1:25 p.m. in the second game of their doubleheader on Sunday.

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