LSU Softball report

LSU Softball report
Photo by Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer

POSTED: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 6:04am

Overall Record: 10-7 [0-0 SEC]

Last Week: 1-3
March 2 - at No. 8 Oklahoma [L, 7-0]
March 3 - vs. No. 23 Oklahoma State [W, 7-4]
March 3 - vs. No. 8 Oklahoma [L, 5-0]
March 4 - at No. 23 Oklahoma State [L, 1-0, 10 innings]

This Week:
March 7 - at Nicholls State [Thibodaux, 6 p.m.]
March 9 - Mississippi Valley State [Tiger Park, 5 p.m.
March 9 - Troy [Tiger Park, 7:30 p.m.]
March 10 - Mississippi Valley State [Tiger Park, 1:30 p.m.]
March 10 - Troy [Tiger Park, 4 p.m.]

Nominee for Player/Freshman of the Week

Ashley Langoni, LF, Sr., Pueblo, Colo.
Langoni produced hits in three of four games as LSU played a quartet of contests against 2011 Women's College World Series opponents. She batted .357 for the week and matched a career-high with three hits at No. 23 Oklahoma State. Langoni also notched hits in both of LSU's tilts versus Oklahoma All-American Keilani Rickets. 

AB  R  H  BB  AVG.  RBI  2B  3B  HR  SB/SBA
14  0  5  0  .357  0  2  0  0  0/0

Nominee for Pitcher of the Week

Rachele Fico, P, Jr., Oxford, Conn.
Fico surrendered only one earned run over 16.2 innings of work as LSU faced off with No. 8 Oklahoma and No. 23 Oklahoma State, a pair of 2011 Women's College World Series opponents. Her season ERA is a minuet 0.38 ratio. Fico entered the Oklahoma State game in the toughest of situations with the bases loaded and got Cowgirls clean-up hitter Julie Ward to strike out looking to secure the 7-4 win. It was her eighth career save which vaulted her into sole possession of second place on LSU's all-time list. In both of her starts, Fico received zero runs of support and was handed two hard-luck losses.

GS  W  L  ShO  SV  IP  H  R  ER  ERA  BB  SO
2  0  2  0  1  16.2  18  6  1  0.42  6  13

Notes on the Tigers
LSU had its season's best six game winning streak come to a close as the Tigers played a quartet of contests against No. 8 Oklahoma and No. 23 Oklahoma State, a pair of 2011 Women's College World Series participants. The Tigers did secure a 7-4 triumph over No. 23 Oklahoma State for head coach Beth Torina's first win over a Top 25 opponent at LSU. Kailey McCasland turned in a 2-for-2 performance, blasted her first career home run and drove home a career-high three RBIs. McCasland along with fellow freshmen Rikki Alcaraz and Dylan Supak accounted for five of the team's seven runs. Lauren Houston tallied a 2-for-2 effort her own and added a RBI. Rachele Fico entered the game during the seventh inning in the most difficult of situations. With the bases loaded, Fico fanned the only batter she faced, Cowgirls clean-up hitter Julie Ward, to close out the win. She picked up her eighth career save to vault into second place on LSU's all-time list. In her two starts, Fico was dealt a pair of tough-luck losses where she received zero runs of support. She surrendered just one earned run in her 16.2 innings of work and her season ERA is a paltry 0.38 ratio. Ashley Langoni matched a career-high three hits in the final game of the weekend at No. 23 Oklahoma State and batted a team-high .357 for the weekend. For the season, LSU is outscoring its opponents by an impressive 57-8 margin during its 10 wins. The Tigers meet Nicholls State [Wednesday 6 p.m.] before playing host to Troy and Mississippi Valley State at the Purple & Gold Challenge.


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