BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team continued its winning ways during the fall campaign and notched a 9-0 victory over Nicholls State Friday at Tiger Park.
In the circle, the Tigers received six stellar innings from Meghan Patterson. The junior right-hander collected five strikeouts over six frames of two-hit ball.
LSU struck for a quartet of runs during the fourth inning. Kellsi Kloss and Alex Boulet connected singles to put runners on the corners with no outs. Sandra Simmons cleared the bases with a two-run double into the left centerfield gap to make it 5-0.
Two batters later, Kailey McCasland smoked another RBI two-bagger off the right field fence to plate Simmons. The Tigers capped the frame with runs on a passed ball and ground out to push the advantage to 8-0.
Bell blasted a solo home run into a palm tree on top of the left field berm in the sixth inning and completed the 9-0 shutout with a scoreless inning of relief.
LSU finishes off its fall slate Friday and plays host to the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) "Back to School Tour". First pitch is on-tap for 7 p.m. and former All-American Brittany Mack will pitch for the NPF squad. Admission is free to all fall contests at Tiger Park. Live video and live stats will be available for Friday's game at LSUsports.net/live.