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Reported games for the week of
Friday, September 12 2014
  • Albany

    0

    St. Thomas Aquinas

    28

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Ascension Christian

    12

    Crescent City

    8

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Belaire

    8

    East Feliciana

    20

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Bogalusa

    12

    West St. John

    19

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Broadmoor

    18

    Parkview Baptist

    41

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Catholic - B.R.

    48

    Mandeville

    0

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Central

    51

    Morgan City

    27

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Covenant Christian

    21

    White Castle

    30

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • De La Salle

    6

    St. Michael the Archangel

    16

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Denham Springs

    35

    Salmen

    14

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Donaldsonville

    0

    Dutchtown

    43

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Dunham

    23

    Ascension Catholic

    24

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • East Iberville

    0

    Christian Life

    54

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • East St. John

    15

    Scotlandville

    14

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Eleanor McMain

    16

    Independence

    13

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • False River

    6

    Ascension Episcopal

    35

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Hanson Memorial

    32

    Catholic - P.C.

    6

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Jewel Sumner

    22

    Kentwood

    28

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • L.W. Higgins

    0

    St. Amant

    46

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Loranger

    3

    Riverside Academy

    37

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Madison Prep

    12

    Woodlawn - B.R.

    35

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • McDonogh #35

    39

    Lutcher

    40

    AT
    09/12 - Final/OT
  • McKinley

    40

    Capitol

    0

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Northeast

    12

    Baker

    0

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Northwest

    0

    Zachary

    48

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Patterson

    27

    East Ascension

    42

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Plaquemine

    47

    Brusly

    20

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Ponchatoula

    55

    Amite

    6

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Redemptorist

    12

    Port Allen

    66

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Southern Lab

    6

    University Lab

    19

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Springfield

    43

    Walker

    42

    AT
    09/12 - Final/OT
  • St. Helena College & Career Academy

    0

    Live Oak

    35

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • St. James

    14

    E.D. White

    20

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • St. John

    7

    Episcopal

    31

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Tara

    17

    Amite County, MS

    6

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Varnado

    20

    Pine

    44

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • West Feliciana

    21

    Franklin Parish

    0

    AT
    09/12 - Final

No. 22 LSU Softball Faces Kentucky to Conclude Regular Season

No. 22 LSU Softball Faces Kentucky to Conclude Regular Season
LSU
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 10:36pm

The No. 22 LSU softball team wraps up the regular season and travels to Kentucky for a three-game weekend set. Games times are set for 5 p.m. CDT [Friday] and 12 p.m. CDT [Saturday and Sunday] from the UK Softball Complex.

All three games of the Kentucky series will have live audio and live stats inside the Geaux Zone on LSUsports.net. The games also will be carried live on Country Legends 104.9 FM in the Baton Rouge area with Patrick Wright and Matt Dunaway on the broadcast.

LSU (34-18, 15-10 SEC) has already clinched its berth to next week’s SEC Tournament and are currently in a fourth-place tie with Georgia in the overall SEC race. The Tigers can be seeded as high as No. 4 or as low as No. 6 depending on the weekend’s results.

Kentucky (26-27, 12-13 SEC) secured its spot in next week’s SEC Tournament with a series win at then No. 2 Florida last weekend. The Wildcats also boast series victories over Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss and South Carolina.

Brittany Cervantes and Kara Dill have been sparkplugs for UK at the top of their order. Cervantes has accounted for a .303 batting average, 10 home runs and 30 RBIs. Dill has garnered a team-leading .374 hitting ratio on a SEC-best 67 hits to go along with a 19-for-23 clip in the stolen base department.

In the circle, Chanda Bell and Rachel Riley have recorded 21 of Kentucky’s 26 wins. Bell, the reigning SEC Pitcher of the Week, was touched up for only one run and fanned 21 batters in her 14.0 innings of work at Florida. Riley is a dual threat and has split her 14 pitching decisions. Offensively, she has added seven dingers and 30 RBIs. 

LSU has compiled a 35-3 series advantage over Kentucky, but two of the three victories for the Wildcats have come since the 2009 campaign. The Tigers have won all 13 meetings in Lexington. 

“Kentucky is playing really well,” head coach Beth Torina said. “They have a great coach in Rachel Lawson and an excellent pitching staff so we expected them to turn it around. I know they struggled early, but we fully expected to have to show up with our ‘A’ game to be successful this weekend.”

LSU has emerged with wins in 24 of its last 35 games sparked by 11 shutouts going back to March 7. The 20 overall shutouts posted by the Tiger pitching staff is the most since the 2007 season when LSU tossed 27 total shutouts.

The Rachele Fico-Brittany Mack duo has both reached the 50-win and 500-strikeout plateaus during their careers. They have combined for 30 of LSU’s 34 victories and racked up 330 Ks to rank among the SEC’s Top 8 for the season.

Fico has emerged with a 16-9 record and is the nation’s ERA leader with a paltry 0.90 mark. The 0.90 ERA ratio also is fourth-lowest for a single season at LSU behind former All-American Britni Sneed’s 0.66 and 0.75 clips set during the 2001 and 2002 seasons along with Ashley Lewis’ 0.84 mark in 2000.

Mack has tallied a 14-9 mark, but dropped five of her last seven outings during April. All five of her setbacks came versus Top 25 opponents. The senior right-hander turned in her most impressive effort with a four-hit shutout and garnered eight strikeouts at then No. 2 Florida on April 24.

Ashley Langoni and Juliana Santos, a pair of All-SEC candidates, continue to pace LSU’s offense. Langoni is the team’s triple crown leader with a .297 batting average, six home runs and 29 RBIs. Her next long ball would tie her with Quinlan Duhon for fourth place on LSU’s all-time list.

Santos has hit safely in 19 of her 31 appearances since March 3. She has chipped in four of five multi-hit performances and driven home 11 of her 21 RBIs during SEC action. 
Tammy Wray has collected hits in eight of her last 12 outings and raised her overall batting average by 41 points during the run to its highest point since the South Alabama game on Feb. 26.

Mack, who made her first career start at designated player during Sunday’s Senior Day, provided the offensive heroics with a two-out, RBI double for the game’s only run in LSU’s 1-0 victory over then No. 12 Georgia.

“We still need to have more confidence and improve our mentality at the plate,” Torina said. “We are doing it slowly but surely. We have had some great moments with the offense throughout the season. I just hope we can continue to build confidence for our offensive side because it is very tough to score runs against our pitching staff and our defense right now. If we can add the offense to it, I think we will be in good shape.”

Fans can follow every pitch of LSU softball this season via live in-game updates on LSU softball's social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball and @lsu_softball on Twitter.

 

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