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LSUE’s homeruns propels Bengals to Region 23 title

Posted: 6:15 PM, May 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-17 19:15:15-04

POPLARVILLE, Miss. (Press Release) – LSU Eunice slammed three home runs to take down Itawamba, 7-3, and capture the 2019 Region 23 Championship.  The Bengals (47-6) were perfect through the tournament to win the program’s fifth Region 23 title.

LSU Eunice now turns its attention to next week’s NJCAA Division II National on May 22-25 in Clinton, Miss.

Jensen Howell blasted a pair of home runs to help LSU Eunice build a 7-1 lead.  Howell’s solo home run in the second inning tied up the game 1-1 and her fifth inning grand slam.  The sophomore capped off the tournament with a 3-for-3 afternoon, driving in five runs and scoring twice.

Sara Tate lifted a two-run home run in the second inning to give LSUE a 3-1 lead.

Itawamba tried to creep back into the game in the sixth inning with a pair of runs to cut the LSUE lead to 7-3.  The two runs would chase LSUE starter Lauren Parson after 5.1 innings of action.  The freshman improved to 7-1 on the season after giving up three runs off three hits and two walks while striking out five batters.

Heather Zumo would quiet the Indian bats with 1.2 innings of one-hit relief.  Zumo would strike out two batters in her five outs recorded.