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LSUE heads to world series

CLINTON, Mississippi – Two-time defending NJCAA Division II champions LSU Eunice begin its title defense this week at the softball world series at Traceway Park.
Five-time national champion LSUE will make the trip to the national tournament for the seventh time in the last eight years.
LSU Eunice (46-18) finished as Region 23 runners-up after a 10-0 loss to Jones County Junior College in the championship game.
The Jones County pitching duo of Karli Perque and Hallie Donald threw a combined no-hitter against the Lady Bengals.

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No. 1 Bengals to host regionals

The last two times LSU Eunice was the host team of the NJCAA Division II regional tournament, the Bengals went on to win the national championship.
The top-ranked Bengals (48-5) will lead the bracket that also includes MACJC champion No. 6 Pearl River (37-9).
“I am looking forward to seeing the crowds like they were in 2009, 2012 and 2015 when we hosted this event,” LSUE head coach Jeff Willis said. “The players have poured their hearts and souls into this institution and the community.

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LSUE battles in region tourney

By Tom Dodge
Sports Editor
FULTON, Mississippi – The No. 2 LSU Eunice Lady Bengals suffered a heart-breaking extra inning 6-5 loss to No. 4 Jones County Junior College in the Region 23 winner’s bracket final.
Jones County (48-3) advanced to Saturday’s championship and with the win earned a berth in the NJCAA Division II national tournament that begins Wednesday in Clinton, Mississippi.
The loss forced the Lady Bengals (45-17) to an elimination game against either Itwamba Community College (41-10) or East Central Community College (35-13).

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Lady Bengals earn sweep over BRCC on Sophomore Day

LSUE honored nine sophomores with a pair of wins Friday over Baton Rouge Community College in their final home doubleheader.
Lady Bengal pitcher Heather Zumo pitched a complete-game shutout as LSUE rolled to a 6-0 win in the opener.
Zumo struck out five, walked one and allowed seven hits over seven innings.
LSUE jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first, begun when Mima Doucet and Madison Monson both singled and Emily Henderson was hit by a pitch to load the bases.


BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball will make the 50-minute trip east to Baton Rouge on Wednesday to face LSU in the first round of the NIT as the official 2018 bracket was released Sunday night.

Tipoff will be set for 6 p.m. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3.

Louisiana (27-6), the No. 6 seed and Sun Belt Conference regular-season champion, will make its first appearance in the NIT since 2003 and its sixth trip overall. The Ragin’ Cajuns advanced to the NIT Final Four in 1984 after earning wins


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