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Pilots break out the broom on Southwest



SHREVEPORT, La. - The 21st ranked LSU Shreveport Pilots (18-6, 4-0 RRAC) I proved their 2014 resume with two more wins today as they shutout the visiting Southwest Mustangs (2-12, 0-4 RRAC) in all 16 innings on Saturday to sweep the four-game series at Pilots Field. The Pilots got a complete game five-hit shutout from starter Jason Mouton in game one's 3-0 win and then five different pitchers combined for the shutout in game two as the Pilots won the finale 5-0.

"I have not been a part of many 16 consecutive scoreless innings performances in my life," said LSUS head coach Al Cantwell. "Today was one of the best TEAM pitching and defensive performances I have seen. It starts with Coach Lavallee, Coach Burnett, and Coach Bowen having every one of our 21 pitchers ready to go every day. Our infield defensive play has been outstanding, and our outfield has been solid all year long. No one single name stands out more important than any other today, but the job George Bliss today with his spot start was something our entire program enjoyed being a part of."

GAME 1 (W, 2-1)
Mouton (3-0) needed only 67 pitches to get through the seven innings without allowing a run. He flirted with trouble in the sixth inning but left the bases loaded after striking out one of the Mustangs' better hitters, Edgar Medero to end the threat.

The Pilots broke the game's scoreless tie in the bottom of the inning (6th) as Parker Hebert led off the inning with a single to start the three-run rally. Reed Lavallee singled and then Blair Landry brought in the game's first run with a single to right field. The rally kept going as Ridge Gonsoulin ripped a single down the right field line to score the second run of the inning. Landry scored the final run when Gonsoulin drew a throw to second on a delayed steal giving the Pilots enough of a cushion.

After allowing a leadoff single to start the inning the Pilots' defense rallied behind Mouton to roll a double play setting him up to retire the final batter with a fly ball to right to end the contest.

The game was a double pitchers' duel as Southwest starter Rolando Chavarria (0-4) also went the distance and was perfect until Jared Vial brought up the perfecto with a two-single in the bottom of the fifth inning. Both pitchers worked quick and pounded the strike zone as neither walked a batter and bot struck out three batters.

The Pilots defense came alive after a not so good performance yesterday and played an error-free ballgame and made three web-gem plays in the fourth inning with Connor McMullin getting the second batter after diving to his right and making the throw from his knee and then first baseman Vial dugout the throw for the out. The shortstop Kym Barthel made a nice play just before that robbing Quiroga of a base hit. Brenden Meade made a nice diving catch to end the inning helping Mouton keep the runners off the bases.

GAME 2 (W, 5-0)
Starter George Bliss (1-0) picked up his first win in a Pilots' uniform in as many starts working five solid innings allowing just three hits in a walk-free performance with one strikeout, the second batter he faced. Jacob Rodrigue, Cam Challand, Paul Barton, and Brandon Texiera combined the rest of the way to complete the shutout of a good-hitting Southwest team.

The Pilots manufacture some runs in the third inning with Brandon Bufton driving in the first run of the game with a single to left field and then after a sac-bunt from McMullin Mikey Ford brought in the next run with a sac-fly. William Breland's RBI-single brought in the final run of the inning as the Pilots led 3-0 after four innings.

The next two runs of the game the Pilots took advantage of some USW miscues defensively as McMullin reached on an error by the third baseman and scored on a wild pitch. The final run of the day was also scored on a wild pitch by Breland who walked to get on.

The next game will be on Tuesday at Louisiana College in Pineville at 6 p.m. Next weekend the Pilots will travel to Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, for a four-game RRAC series.




PINEVILLE, La. - The Lady Pilots tennis team defeated the Louisiana College Lady Wildcats 7-2 to earn their first win of the 2014 season. The Lady Pilots won two of the three doubles matches and five of the six singles matches.

Tennis Match Results
2:00 p.m.
LSU Shreveport at Louisiana College
March 8, 2014
Pineville, Louisiana

LSU Shreveport 7, Louisiana College 2

1. Alex Marlin (LC) def. Katie Pourciau (LSUS) 6-1, 6-0
2. Hannah Ingerson (LSUS) def. Corey Dixon (LC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Jaynie Stewart (LSUS) def. Angelica Rios (LC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Savannah Sweatt (LSUS) def. Jaynie Hacmon (LC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Hannah Hough (LSUS) def. Taylor Payne (LC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Morgan Clark (LSUS) def. Pam Usry (LC) 6-0, 6-0

1. Alex Marlin/Corey Dixon (LC) def. Katie Pourciau/Hannah Ingerson (LSUS) 8-6
2. Hannah Hough/Jaynie Stewart (LSUS) def. Angelica Rios (LC) 8-2
3. Morgan Clark/Morgan Hendriks (LSUS) def. Taylor Payne/Pam Usry (LC) 8-1

LSU Shreveport 1-5
Louisiana College 0-4

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