College Sports

Two Lady Bengals named All-Americans

LSU Eunice softball players sophomore infielder Rebecca Skains and freshman outfielder Emily Henderson earned NJCAA Division II All-American first team honors after a Lady Bengal national championship season.
Skains (West Ouachita) ended her career at LSUE with a .419 batting average and 18 home runs.
She finished with a career 43 home runs.
She had 74 RBIs in 2017.
She is heading to Southeastern Louisiana University to finish her softball career.

NJCAA competes in sectional play

SURREY, British Columbia – The NJCAA National All-Star team fell 2-0 to No. 10 Mexico by a score of 2-0.
The final game of pool play saw a dominant Mexico pitching effort as the All-Stars struck out 15 times while posting only four hits with Ashley Morris, Rebecca Skains, Kelly Bird, and Maddie Hansen each collecting one.
Team Mexico opened the scoring in the first with a RBI double to take a 1-0 lead that remained until the sixth as Reagan Mergle threw for the NJCAA team.

Skains competes with national team

SURREY, British Columbia – The 2017 NJCAA Softball National Team is currently north of the border to compete in the 2017 Canada Cup International Softball Championship.
The tournament in Surrey, British Columbia, concludes on Monday.
An Olympic tune-up tournament, the Canada Cup was first held in 1993, ahead of softball’s introduction into the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
The tournament was known as the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship from 2011-2015.

Five Lady Bengals moving on up to the next level

By Tom Dodge
Sports Editor
They won two national championships while at LSU Eunice, now they have a chance to add to their softball accomplishments at the next level.
Two-time NJCAA Division II All-American Rebecca Skains will play for the Southeastern Louisiana University Lady Lions this fall.
Skains (West Ouachita) finished the season with a .419 batting average including 80 hits, 18 home runs, 74 RBI, 65 runs scored, 25 walks and a program record 27 doubles.
Skains was named MVP and Offensive Player of the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

Gators sweep LSU to win title

OMAHA, Neb. – For the first time in program history, the Florida Gators are College World Series champions.
For the second straight night, the Gators held on in a nail-biter over conference rival LSU — though the final score might not reflect the close nature of the Tuesday night contest.
Florida survived first-and-third, no-out threats in both the seventh and eighth innings while clinging to a 2-1 lead.
The Gators finally broke through against LSU’s bullpen, scoring four times to put away the Tigers 6-1 at TD Ameritrade Park.


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