Pilots spilt double header against Wiley

LSUS splits double header with Wiley

[Information provided by: LSUS Athletics]

Each team picked up a win on Saturday but the LSU Shreveport Pilots (31-15, 15-9 RRAC) won the series with a 10-3 win in game two of Saturday's double header at Pilots on Senior Day over the Wiley Wildcats (5-30, 4-19 RRAC). Wiley kept the Pilots off balance with a 2-0 win in game one of the twin bill.

GAME 1 (L, 2-0)
Wiley kept the Pilots off balance for the second game in a row, this time it was good enough for the win as the slow-tossing right hander Justyn Nunez (1-7) picked up the win with a complete game shutout. He worked all seven innings allowing only two hits while walking two and striking out three.

Unfortunately Cade Bowen (3-3) suffered the loss for the Pilots on a day where he pitched good enough for the win as he worked seven solid innings scattering six hits allowing two runs with four walks and a strikeout.

Wiley got one run in the first and one in the sixth inning and it was just enough.

GAME 2 (W, 10-3)
Three seniors powered the Pilot offense as the Pilots used seven runs in their first two at bats to pull away from the visitors to take the series two out of three. Kyle Pearson powered a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning for the early 2-0 lead as Brandon Cooksey had the big hit in the five-run second, a two-run triple. Cooksey finished the game 3-for-4, all three hits were for extra bases. Manny Estrada had a pair of hits in three trips to the plate and drove in three runs as he belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Reed Lavallee was the only other Pilots with a pair of hits as he finished 2-for-5.

The Pilots used a platoon of pitchers in the series finale with Ben Suit picking up the win after a pre-determined three-inning start. LSUS used a total of five pitchers in the contest to get everyone some work.

The next game for the Pilots will be Wednesday, April 17, at Centenary College in Shreveport at 6 p.m.