In a game of multiple lead changes, Southeastern Louisiana scored the go-ahead in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday at Alumni Field to knock off the UL-Monroe 7-6 for its fifth straight baseball win.
Southeastern (20-7) had already come from behind three times to either tie or take the lead over ULM (12-10) when it scored the winning run in the eighth on a play at the plate.
The Warhawks scored first, pushing across a single run in the second inning on a pair of doubles, but Southeastern answered with a run of its own in the bottom half of the inning.
Ryan Byers bounced a double down the left-field line with two outs and scored on Webb Bobo’s single over the shortstop’s glove into left to tie the game.
ULM came right back to take the lead in the top of the third when first baseman Danny Springer doubled in two, putting the Warhawks up 3-1.
The Lions responded when Daniel Midyett lined a 2-0 pitch over the right-field wall for his Southland Conference-leading sixth home run of the season. The three-run shot gave Southeastern to a 4-3 lead.
Jacob Seward started another run-scoring rally for the Lions in the fourth. With two outs, the sophomore singled up the middle. He advanced to second on Williams bunt hit to third base. Midyett was then hit by a pitch to load the bases.
With a 1-0 count on Kevin Carr at the plate, Seward got a great jump on Warhawk reliever Keegan Curtis and stole home. Williams and Midyett followed as the Lions executed a triple steal.
NO. 1 LSU 8, NO. 24 SOUTH ALABAMA 0 (FIVE INNINGS): The LSU softball program paid tribute to former Tigers All-American pitcher Rachele Fico before its game against South Alabama on Tuesday night at Tiger Park.
Fico, who starred at LSU from 2010-13 and is in her first season as a Jaguars assistant coach, received a standing ovation from the crowd of 1,263.
Then when the real first pitch was thrown out, the hospitality came to an abrupt end.
Tigers starter Kelsee Selman (7-0) retired the first eight batters on her way to a complete game. Her teammates scored three runs in the first inning and didn’t have a scoreless inning as they prevailed by the mercy rule after holding an 8-0 lead through USA’s fifth at bat.