Via Matt Dunaway, Associate SID, lsusports.net:
Vs. University of Florida, April 24 (double header):
LSU 1, Florida 2
LSU 1, Florida 0
“Brittany Mack fired a four-hit shutout as the No. 23 LSU softball team grinded out a 1-0 victory to earn a split of a SEC doubleheader versus No. 2 Florida Tuesday at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.”
“…Mack notched eight strikeouts versus two walks to improve to 14-8 on the season. She escaped a bases loaded jam with one out during the sixth inning. The senior right-hander dug deep and forced Bailey Castro along with Ensley Gammel to pop out and ground out in succession.
“…Mack regrouped to record the final out of the game in-style. She fanned Sami Fagan to secure the 2-1 triumph.
‘…”My goal was to try and establish strike one because I saw it worked so well for Fico in the first game,” Mack said. “However, I wasn’t able to do that consistently especially early in the game. I had to battle back more times than I wanted to. At the end of the day, it’s a great feeling to pick up a win against a very talented Florida team.”’
Vs. Georgia, April 27, 28,and 29:
Game 1, 4/27: LSU 0, Georgia 1
Game 2, 4/28: LSU 1, Georgia 6
Game 3, 4/29: LSU 1, Georgia 0
“Brittany Mack was dealt the loss and yielded six runs, four earned, on eight hits. She garnered seven strikeouts and fell to 14-9 for the season.
‘”Georgia has such a tough offense,” head coach Beth Torina said. “They really find a way to make things happen. I thought today was just a case that they hit some balls in the right spot where we couldn’t defend them. I didn’t think anything was just crushed off of Brittany Mack. I didn’t think there were any mistake pitches she threw. They just put balls in the right spot, and that’s what a good offense will do.”
“…A fielding error by Mack followed to place runners on the corners.”
“Brittany Mack provided the Senior Day heroics, but not in the way that the decorated All-American has been accustomed to during her LSU career – she ripped a two-out, RBI double for her first career hit and first career RBI as the No. 23 LSU softball team claimed a 1-0 victory over No. 12 Georgia during Sunday’s regular season home finale at Tiger Park.”
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