LSU freshman pitcher Allie Walljasper threw 4.1 perfect innings, and the Tigers scored seven runs on 10 hits to close out the second day of the Tiger Classic with a 7-0 win over N.C. State on Saturday at Tiger Park.
The Tigers scored a 10-0 five-inning win over Tennessee State in their first game Saturday.
The Tigers (4-0) produced another double-digit hit effort, scoring in four of the seven innings Saturday to pull past the Wolfpack (2-2). LSU combined for 17 runs on 22 hits Saturday while holding opponents to six hits total.
The Tigers face N.C. State at noon Sunday.
“They have been swinging great, and they have been swinging great all preseason,” LSU coach Beth Torina said. “I would be interested to know if there is another team in the country that has four pitchers who have thrown four complete games and is 4-0 or have even used four pitchers to the extent we have. It is an amazing blessing we have right now with these four arms.”
In her first start, Walljasper retired the first 13 batters she faced in a shutout, giving up four hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. She also hit her first collegiate home run in the second inning, finishing 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run.
Bianka Bell and Kellsi Kloss combined to go 6-for-8 with four RBIs and three runs. Bell had her second home run of the season, while Kloss had a double among her three hits. A.J. Andrews went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs, while Bailey Landry was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run.
Courtney Mirabella (1-1) took the loss after giving up seven runs on 10 hits with six strikeouts and two walks.
LSU 10, TENNESSEE STATE 0: LSU erupted for 10 runs on 11 hits, and starting pitcher Kelsee Selman needed just 49 pitches to hold Tennessee State to two hits.
Dylan Supak had two doubles and game-high four RBIs. Sandra Simmons went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Bell had two runs and an RBI on two hits, Sahvanna Jaquish had two runs and two hits, and Emily Griggs added an RBI with two hits.