Softball Falls in Game One to Mississippi State
STARKVILLE, Miss. – The LSU Softball team fell to Mississippi State in game one of the three game series on Friday, 6-0, in Nusz Park. The Tigers are now 31-8 on the year and 9-4 in the SEC. Mississippi State improves to 24-12, 3-7.
After the Tigers had the bases loaded in the first inning, Mississippi State got on the board first in the first inning, scoring four runs on and error and three hits off LSU starter Shelbi Sunseri.
The Bulldogs add another run in the third off a solo home run to left and another run in the fifth off another solo home run. The Tigers brought in Ali Kilponen in the third from the bullpen.
The Tigers had a couple of chances as they had runners on in the first five innings, leaving a total of seven on for the game. The Tigers had the bases loaded in the first. Sunseri singled to the shortstop with two outs and Shemiah Sanchez and Elyse Thornhill each followed with a single, but a ground out to third ended the threat.
Shelbi Sunseri gets the loss in the circle, dropping to 8-5 on the year. She allowed five runs on five hits and struck out one.
The Tigers face Mississippi State on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT for game two of the three-game series. The game was originally schedule for 5 p.m. CT, but due to weather the game will be moved up to 1 p.m. With the change, broadcast details are still to be determined.