ENID, Oklahoma – Top-ranked LSU Eunice outscored its first two opponents 19-6 as the Bengals cruised to the winner’s bracket final of the NJCAA Division II baseball world series.
ENID, Oklahoma –Top-ranked LSU Eunice will begin the NJCAA Division II World Series tonight at David Allen Memorial Park.
The Bengals are one of ten teams in the field for the double elimination tournament.
The field is split into two separate five-team brackets with LSU Eunice (54-6) pooled with four-seed NOC-Enid (46-14), five-seed Sinclair (44-9), eight-seed Brunswick (29-22) and nine-seed Monroe (30-18).
The Bengals will face the winner of Brunswick and Monroe at 7:15 p.m.
St. Edmund won its district baseball championship and the Blue Jays placed 10 players on the post season All-District 4-1A list.
St. Edmund sophomore Peyton Marcantel (.615 batting average, 7 steals) was the district MVP and first team catcher.
Blue Jay head coach Barry Manuel was named the district coach of the year.
St. Edmund junior Dawson Ardoin (2-1) was named first team pitcher along with Christian Manuel (2-0) from Oberlin as well as Grand Lake’s Kade Delcambre (3-0) and Jaren Sonnier (3-1).
A quartet of LSU Eunice standouts were named to the 2018 All-Region Softball team as announced by the Region 23 women's director. LSU Eunice has the second most nomination behind 2018 NJCAA Division II National Champion Jones County Junior College.
Mima Doucet, Madison Monson, Heather Zumo and Emily Henderson the Bengals' contingency on the All-Region team. They are now eligible for NJCAA Division II All-American nominations.
Doucet enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign becoming the lynchpin of the LSU Eunice offense in 2018.
After winning its first three games of the Region 23 tournament, the top-ranked Bengals were upset as Meridian Community College rolled to a 6-1 win in the title game.
LSU Eunice then cruised to a 10-3 win over the Eagles on its way to a berth in the NJCAA Division II World Series.
It is the Bengals’ ninth trip to the World Series and first since 2015.
LSUE (54-6) will open the series on Sunday as the Bengals face the winner between No, 8 Brunswick - No. 9 Monroe.