LSU softball drops game versus Notre Dame, 8-6

Published 2:57 pm Monday, February 21, 2022

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The No. 21/22 LSU softball team (5-4) came up short against Notre Dame (6-3), 8-6 to open day two at the St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.

Notre Dame jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top half of the first inning, but LSU ended the frame with a 5-3 lead, drawing four walks, including an RBI walk for McKenzie Redoutey, and a grand slam over the right field wall from Ali Newland.

The Fighting Irish had a solo shot in the second to make it a one-run game, but Danieca Coffey’s 10th hit of the season got her on base, and she came around to score a couple batters later thanks to a throwing error to keep the two-run edge, 6-4.

ND crossed another run in the third inning and a solo shot in the fifth tied the game 6-6. Later in the seventh stanza, the Irish scored two runs off a single and fielding error to go into the bottom of the inning, 8-6. The Tigers went down in order to end the game.

Shelbi Sunseri moved to 2-1 in the circle after striking out four batters and giving up eight hits and four walks in the complete game effort.

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