By McNeese Assistant SID Pam LaFosse
MOBILE-- McNeese softball scored runs in the final four innings to defeat Syracuse 12-3 in the final game of the South Alabama Mardi Gras Invitational. McNeese ends tournament play with a 3-2 record.
The Cowgirls trailed 3-1 after four innings but scored four runs in the fifth to take a 5-3 lead. McNeese broke the game open with four more runs in the sixth for a 9-3 lead then added three more runs in the seventh for a 12-3 win.
McNeese collected seven hits and 10 RBI's and didn't commit an error while holding Syracuse to four hits.
Junior outfielder Lauren Langner led McNeese with a 3-for-4 plate appearance. Of Langner's three hits, two were doubles. McNeese ended the game with a total of four doubles. Kim Kennedy and Alanna DiVittorio both had one double apiece. DiVittorio ended the game with two hits and Ashley Modzelewski had one hit, a two-run home run in the seventh. Kennedy led the Cowgirls with three RBI and was named to the all-tournament team along with Langner.
Sophomore hurler Jamie Allred improved to 2-1 on the season with the win. Allred gave up four hits and struck out seven in four innings.
Sophomore Emily Vincent pitched three innings of no-hit ball and fanned five batters.
McNeese will travel to College Station this weekend to take part in the Texas A&M Classic. McNeese will face Tulsa, Oregon State and Texas A&M.