College Sports

LSUE trio named All-Region

In a repeat of last year, the LSUE Lady Bengals finished second in Region 23 tournament but then grabbed the NJCAA Division II national championship over Jones County Junior College.
Stormy weather prevented the two teams from playing for the Region 23 title, so No. 1 JCJC entered the national tournament as the higher seeded team.
The No. 4 Lady Bengals responded with a 5-0 run through the world series including a walk-off 8-7 win over Jones to earn its fifth title in program history.

Bengals season ends at regionals

ELLISVILLE, Mississippi – The second ranked Bengals’s season ended Friday night as LSU Eunice fell 10-2 to top-ranked Jones County Junior College in the Region 23 tournament.
JCJC, the defending NJCAA Division II champion, advanced to the regional title game with a chance to return the world series.
After a scoreless first inning, the Bobcats (46-3) exploded for six runs on three hits the bottom of the second frame.
Jonathan Parker singled before four straight two-out Bobcat walks pushed in the first two runs.

Lady Bengals win fifth championship

CLINTON, Mississippi – The LSU Eunice Lady Bengals won their fifth national championship with a dramatic 8-7 win over top-ranked Jones County Junior College Saturday at Traceway Park.
Emily Henderson scored the game winning run when she advanced on a squeeze bunt by Haley Godeaux and the Lady Bengals’ celebration began.
Darby Bishop singled to open the inning and pinch runner Abby Trahan tied the game when she scored on a wild pitch.

Granger’s legacy will live on

Ross Granger never threw a pitch for LSU Eunice, but he will forever be a Bengal.
“It is our responsibility to make sure his legacy lives on,” LSUE head coach Jeff Willis said. “We put his initals on the jersey and will dedicate his jersey No. 11 to a player that represents the qualities that Ross had.
“It is our opportunity to tell his story to each team,” the coach said. “We want our entire team t strive to be like Ross Granger.”

Dreams do come true

At 4:10 p.m. Monday afternoon in Cincinnati, Ohio, the dream will come true for Stuart Turner as he will join his Reds teammates on opening day against the Philadelphia Philles.
But that historic event for the former Eunice High and LSU Eunice standout is no surprise to his former coaches.
“He is the first baseball player from Eunice High to make it to the major league,” EHS head coach Scott Phillips said. “He is very deserving of this opportuntity.
“He has worked hard to get where he is at and it couldn’t happen to a better person.


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