LSU (2-0) used strong pitching efforts from Rachele Fico and Brittany Mack to extend its opening weekend home winning streak to 18 games dating back to the 2004 season. The Tigers also improve to 13-2 in season openers.
“I was very happy with opening day, and I thought that all three pitchers were just fabulous,” head coach Yvette Girouard said. “The speed with Simone Heyward, had a career night as a freshman. Saw so many good things out there: good defense, the speed game is going to be a big asset for us. I thought both catchers did a phenomenal job handling the pitchers and throwing people out. ”
Heidi Pizer and Juliana Santos provided three RBIs apiece, while Santos teamed with Alex Boulet for a pair of steals. Tammy Wray and Anissa Young also belted three hits each to fuel the offense.
LSU returns to action Saturday against Bowling Green at 12:30 p.m. followed by a 3 p.m. tilt versus Purdue.
“We want to see the same consistency,” Girouard said. “We know that the games will be tougher tomorrow. We do want to thank our fans for coming out here because it was pretty chilly and there were a lot of fans in the stands.”
Live stats for every game of the Wilson/DeMarini Tiger Classic are available on LSUsports.net and fans can follow in-games updates via the program's social media pages at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball and www.Twitter.com/LSU_Softball.
The Tiger Park Ticket Booth will open Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and fans can purchase tickets on-site starting at $5 for adult general admission. Additional ticket information for LSU's home series with SEC heavyweights Alabama, Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee is available at www.LSUtix.net.