Bagbey's big day, Lang's complete game help Louisiana College capture series
PINEVILLE, La. -- Despite missing out on a chance to win the ASC East Division title with its loss to UT-Tyler on Friday, Louisiana College swept Saturday's doubleheader against the Patriots, making it the only ASC East team to win all six of its conference series in 2013.
Seth Webster picked up his ninth win of the season in game one, as the Wildcats used a five-run third inning to pick up a 7-4 win.
Trailing 2-1 heading into the bottom of the third, the Wildcats plated five runs on six hits, as Matt Scott and Taylor Beavers both hit two-run doubles to right field. Daniel Bonadona then added an RBI single to left field, scoring Beavers and putting LC out in front 6-2.
Senior Cole Bagbey then hit his first career home run an inning later, which was all the cushion Webster needed, as the Wildcats took the first game to tie the series at one game apiece.
Bagbey had another big game in the series finale, as he and Bonadona got the scoring started in the bottom of the second, with Bonadona hitting an RBI single to center field, followed by Bagbey's RBI double to left-center field.
Bagbey added his second home run of the day, a two-run shot over the left-center field wall in the sixth inning to give LC a 5-1 lead.
The Patriots made things interesting late in the game, as Kevan House's three-run home run to deep left-center put them within one at 5-4.
LC added two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth when Mark Riendeau doubled down the left field line to score Kade Van Norman. He then scored on a wild pitch to take a 7-4 lead.
UT-Tyler scored two runs on three hits in the ninth to draw within one run again at 7-6. The Patriots then loaded the bases with two outs, but Josh Lang struck Steven Paramore to end the threat and win the series for the Wildcats.
Lang tossed his sixth complete game of the season, striking out nine to earn his fifth win of the season.