PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Sahvanna Jaquish hit a grand slam and the LSU softball team held San Diego State scoreless over the final six innings for a 6-1 victory Thursday night in the Tigers’ first game at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
A.J. Andrews and Bailey Landry each had two hits for LSU (12-0), which is off to its second-best start in school history.
Landry went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored, while Andrews went 2-for-3 and scored twice. Jaquish had the hit of the day, as her only hit cleared the fence to give LSU some insurance runs as she went 1-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored against the Aztecs (7-4).
Baylee Corbello (4-0) allowed an unearned run on six hits with four walks and a strikeout, and Carley Hoover pitched two innings of relief, striking out two.
Erica Romero (6-4) suffered the loss. Monica Downey was the only SDSU player with two hits in the contest.
An LSU error allowed San Diego State put a runner on second to open the bottom of the first inning. That run eventually came in to score, giving the Aztecs a 1-0 lead.
In the top of the third, Landry ripped a high chopper through the infield to score Constance Quinn and Landry to make it 2-1 Tigers.
After a strikeout to open the fifth inning, Andrews earned an infield single and Landry earned her second hit of the afternoon to put two runners on for LSU. After a pitching change, a walk to Bianka Bell loaded the bases. That proved to be costly as Jaquish, down to her final strike, launched one clear over the fence for the grand slam to put LSU up 6-1.