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(RV)LSU Shreveport
Louisiana State University-Alexandria
Baseball - Sat, Apr. 29, 2017
Final - Game 11234567RHE
LSU Shreveport (La.) (34-17, 17-9)1110100451
LSU Alexandria (La.) (32-19, 21-5)01122208104
Alexandria, LA Generals Field
LSU Shreveport (La.)PitchingLSU Alexandria (La.)
-Winner Martinez, Fernando
Naiser, AlexLoser-
-Save-
LSU Shreveport (La.)Indv. StatsLSU Alexandria (La.)
#3 Rodriguez, FranciscoDoubles #6 Constantine, Logan
#7 Salgueiro, DavidTriples 4 Players
NoneHome Runs None
Final - Game 2123456789RHE
LSU Shreveport (La.) (34-18, 17-10)300011010682
LSU Alexandria (La.) (33-19, 22-5)40016110013201
Alexandria, LA Generals Field
LSU Shreveport (La.)PitchingLSU Alexandria (La.)
-Winner Garrett, Blake
Gibson, CadeLoser-
-Save-
LSU Shreveport (La.)Indv. StatsLSU Alexandria (La.)
#23 Guilbeau, BeauxDoubles None
NoneTriples 3 Players
#23 Guilbeau, BeauxHome Runs None

ALEXANDRIA, La. – Beaux Guilbeau (SO/Carthage, Texas) seemed to have set the tone early on in the second game of the double dip as the Pilots took an early 3-0 lead on his three-run blast. However, that would not last as the LSU Alexandria Generals answered with four runs in the bottom half of the inning and never looked back as they swept the Pilots with a 13-6 win. LSUS falls to 34-18 and 17-10 in the Red River Athletic Conference while LSUA improves to 33-19 and 22-5 in the league.

Guilbeau also had a RBI-double in the 5th inning as he finished 2-for-5 with four runs batted in. "Beaux has been phenomenal for us all year long," LSUS coach Brent Lavallee said. "He is a guy that we really lean on in the middle of our order. I'm very happy to see him having the type of success that he has been having."

After yesterday's extra inning loss in which seven LSUS pitchers were used, the Pilots were working with a depleted staff for the final game of the series. Today the Pilots used seven again and only two had not thrown yet in the series but those two did start on Tuesday. Cade Gibson (FR/Ruston, Louisiana) started the game but did not make it out of the first after taking a no-hitter into the 5th inning in his start on Tuesday.

Alex Mitchell was the final pitcher in the contest as he worked the 8th inning after throwing three innings in Tuesday's start. Landon Lewis (JR/Bossier City, Louisiana) was the first man out of the pen and he allowed just one run in 3 and 2/3 innings with two strikeouts after throwing an inning in relief yesterday.

With LSUA clinging to a 5-4 lead, they erupted and put a six spot on the board in the bottom of the 5th inning highlighted by a two-out two-run triple by Trey Caswell that gave every General starter a hit to that point in the contest as they took a commanding 11-4 lead.

On a high note for the Pilots Francisco Rodriguez (SR/Loiza, Puerto Rico) had a hit in each game today to extend his hitting streak to 24 games. In this game he secured it with a single over his counterpart's (Ziggy Sloan) head as the two exchanged smiles. Yesterday Sloan robbed Rodriguez of an extra base hit but he made sure to note that he got this one passed him.

Sloan and Rodriguez showed respect for one another again when Sloan robbed Kevin Rosario (SR/Hollywood, Florida) of a hit with a spectacular play as Rodriguez, who was the base runner at 3rd at the time, congratulated the potential gold-glover with a high five.

GAME 1 (L, 8-4)
It was an extremely windy day at Generals Field with winds howling out to straight away center field at 15-25 miles per hour which led to the prediction that it would be of help to the hitters. And it did just that. After the Pilots took the early lead 1-0 after David Salgueiro (JR/Miami, Florida) led off with a triple and scored on Rosario's sac-fly, LSUS starter Alex Naiser (SO/Cypress, Texas) found out how much the win would help the hitters.

Through the first three innings, he had surrendered four hits, all of which banged off the outfield wall as the Generals had three triples and one single, yes a single because Kevin VanAsselberg (JR/Alexandria, Louisiana) fired a laser to second base to hold Logan Constantine to a one bagger after his second blast off the wall.

The Pilots scored a run in each of their first three at-bats and probably would have been cruising behind Naiser had the win not been blowing out because those wall rattlers would have all been routine outs. But the Generals slowly pulled away as they added two in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings.

Ryan Pouwells (JR/Surrey, British Columbia) was the only Pilot with two hits as he finished 2-for-3. LSUA got a complete game out of their starter Fernando Martinez who improved to 8-1 on the season.

Since the 2017 regular season has come to a close, Coach Lavallee and the Pilots now have their sights set on the RRAC Tournament. "This weekend was a good wakeup call for us heading into the tournament," said Lavallee. "We did not play good baseball as a whole but we definitely did some things well and I'm looking forward to see how this group bounces back." The Pilots have won the last two and look to win their 3rd straight to secure their spot in the NAIA Opening Round.

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