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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.

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).

Bulldogs head to state semis

By Tom Dodge
Sports Editor
IOTA – The Bulldogs responded when pushed into a corner.
After falling 5-4 to South Beauregard in the opening game of the Class 3-A quarterfinal series, Iota answered with a pair of 6-0, 8-2 wins over the Knights.
With the victory, No. 3 Iota advanced to the state semifinals where the Bulldogs will take on No. 2 Brusly (28-11) at 4:30 p.m. today at McMurry Park in Sulphur.
No. 1 Sterlington (35-3) will face No. 4 Berwick (27-8) at 7:30 p.m. today in the other Class 3-A semifinal.

4-1A All-District list released

To the victor goes the spoils.
St. Edmund won its first softball district title since 2004 and the Lady Jays were rewarded with 11 players named to the 2018 All-District 4-1A team.
Senior pitcher Maggie Larriviere was named district MVP, while first-year head coach Ashlyn Grossie earned District Coach of the Year honors.
Larriviere was selected as first team pitcher as she had a 5-1 district record, a 3.23 earned rusn average and a .583 batting average.

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.

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