LSU Softball Report - May 28

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LSU Softball Report - May 28

Overall Record: 39-23 [15-13 SEC]
Last Week: 2-1
May 26 – at No. 9 Missouri [W, 6-1]
May 27 – at No. 9 Missouri [L, 5-1 – 12 Innings]
May 27 – at No. 9 Missouri [W, 3-1]

This Week:
May 31 – vs. No. 1 California [2:30 p.m. – ESPN2/ESPN3.com]

NCAA Women’s College World Series Ticket Information
There are a limited number of all-session and single-session tickets available for the Women’s College World Series. Ticket information and prices can be found by calling (866) 208-0048 or by visiting http://www.ncaa.com/info/softball/d1/tickets

Notes on the Tigers
LSU knocked off its second national seed and future SEC rival in as many weekends as the Tigers toppled No. 9 national seed Missouri to secure a spot in the program’s third Women’s College World Series. The last time LSU appeared in the WCWS was during the 2004 season when former All-American Kristin Schmidt notched the WCWS Most Outstanding Player award. LSU ended Missouri’s run of three consecutive WCWS showings. Entering the weekend, Missouri carried a 17-1 home postseason mark since the 2007 season. Rachele Fico won her third and fourth straight NCAA postseason decisions during the super regional round. She was touched up for two runs on 10 hits and limited Missouri to a .196 hitting clip for the weekend. The junior right-hander turned in a pair of gems highlighted by Sunday’s rubber game where she retired 12 of the final 14 batters she faced. Brittany Mack racked up a career-best 17 strikeouts, tied for the third-highest single game total in LSU history. She was dealt the tough-luck 5-1 loss in 12 innings as LSU’s defense committed four errors which led to five unearned runs. During LSU’s 6-1 game one victory, Allison Falcon fueled the offense with a 2-for-3 performance and matched a career-best with three RBIs. A.J. Andrews and Juliana Santos also turned in multi-hit efforts. The five earned runs allowed by Missouri All-American hurler Chelsea Thomas matched a season-high. With LSU trailing 1-0 during the third inning of the rubber game, Simone Heyward provided a three-run double off Thomas. It was Heyward’s first extra-base hit of the season and the three-run hit also doubled Heyward’s season RBI total. LSU (39-23, 15-13 SEC) squares off with No. 1 national seed California (56-5) in Thursday’s Women’s College World Series opener at 2:30 p.m. televised by ESPN2/ESPN3.com. Pam Ward, Michele Smith and Holly Rowe will serve as the broadcast team.