BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU softball kept its season alive on a second straight rain-drenched afternoon that pushed play late into the night. The Tigers knocked off McNeese State, 10-1, in a game that began at 1:30 p.m. and ended at 10:05 p.m. after a pair of lengthy weather delays.
LSU got the best of former Tigers pitcher Baylee Corbello, who transferred to McNeese last summer. Corbello didn’t allow a hit in the two innings before the rain delay but was treated rudely by her former teammates in the fourth inning after play resumed. Corbello took the loss with 5 runs allowed (4 earned) on 6 hits in 3.1 innings.
It was by far the best LSU’s offense has looked this postseason. The Tigers scored a pair of unearned runs in a 2-1 first-round win against Fairfield, then were held to the same total in their 6-2 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.
Freshman designated player Sydney Springfield laced a two-run double down the right-field line to give LSU a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning.
That hit set the tone for LSU’s 6-run explosion in the inning, which also featured a 3-run Emily Griggs double, Sahvanna Jaquish’s run-scoring double and Bailey Landry’s RBI single against three different McNeese pitchers.
LSU softball player of the game
The Tigers’ leadoff hitter did her job in setting the table and clearing it, going 3 for 4 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Lightning strikes the same place twice
The game was broken up by two weather delays totaling 6 hours, 29 minutes. If it felt like deja vu, that’s because it was. On Saturday, LSU’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette was broken up by two weather delays totaling 6 hours, 29 minutes.
What’s next for LSU softball?
The Tigers earned a rematch with Louisiana-Lafayette late Sunday night. A win forces a deciding third game between the two teams, while a loss ends LSU’s season.