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Softball Welcomes Nicholls St. for Midweek Contest

Chelsey Chamberlain
Chelsey Chamberlain
Asst. Communications Director

BATON ROUGE, La. – The No. 8/5 LSU softball team (28-6, 7-2 SEC) returns home this week, playing host to Nicholls State (15-13, 5-1 Southland) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Tiger Park.

The game will stream live on SEC Network+ and the WatchESPN app with Lyn Rollins and Yvette Girouard on the call.

The Tigers are coming off six-straight wins, including a sweep of Georgia over the weekend, the first sweep for the Tigers in Athens since 2001. The Tigers currently sit in third place of the SEC with a 7-2 record.

Over the weekend, the Tigers scored 24 runs on the Bulldogs. Shelbi Sunseri led the way last week with a .500 batting average, four runs scored, three doubles and home run that helped tie game two of the series up. Sunseri also got a win and a save in the circle, helping her earn SEC Player of the Week.

The Tigers are led by Amanda Sanchez at the plate who is hitting .482 on the year. She leads the team with 14 doubles. Sunseri is hitting .463 on the year with 11 doubles, 13 home runs, 47 RBI and 88 total bases.

In the circle, Maribeth Gorsuch is 8-0 with four shutouts and 34 strikeouts in 59.1 innings of work. She leads the staff with a 1.65 earned run average. Shelby Wickersham has a 1.89 ERA with an 8-1 record. Sunseri is 7-4 and leads the team in strikeouts with 42.

Series Record Against…

LSU is 30-1 against the Colonels with the only loss coming in 1998, falling 3-0.

Scouting the Opposition
Nicholls St.  
The Colonels come into the matchup with a 15-13 overall record and a 5-1 record in the Southland Conference. They are coming off three-straight wins over Abilene Christian.

The Colonels are led by Kali Clement, who is hitting .375 at the plate with six home runs and 16 RBI. She has a .672 slugging percentage and a .481 on-base percentage. Megan Landry leads the team in the circle with a 1.71 ERA and a 12-5 record on the she with five shutouts and two combined shutouts. In 106.2 innings of work, she has totaled 94 strikeouts.

What’s On Deck
The Tigers continue a four-game home stand over the weekend, playing host to South Carolina. The first game of the series is Friday at 6 p.m. CT inside Tiger Park.

For all of the latest news and information on Tiger softball, visit www.lsusports.net/softball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball along with @lsusoftball and @BethTorina on Twitter and @lsusoftball on Instagram.

 

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