College Sports

Tigers cruise past Chattanooga

BATON ROUGE -- The 12th-ranked LSU Football team used a balanced attack to amass 454 yards of total offense in a 45-10 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

LSU (2-0) had 222 rushing yards and 232 passing yards, as the Tigers won a home opener for the 70th time in Tiger Stadium (since 1925).

McNeese downs Florida Tech

LAKE CHARLES – Justin Pratt ran for 83 yards and scored three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving) while Benjamin Jones put up 82 yards and a score and put the game away with a 69-yard touchdown run as McNeese posted a 42-21 win over a gritty Florida Tech team in the home opener on Saturday night.

The win evened the Cowboys record at 1-1 on the season as Florida Tech fell to 1-1.

Quarterback James Tabary completed 21 of 29 passes for 249 yards and two scores but was sacked a total of five times by the athletic Division II team.

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.

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