LSU softball still struggling on both sides of the ball

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by CW Ross

It took a rally in the sixth ining of Tuesday night's game for LSU to defeat in-state rival Louisiana Tech by a score of 6-4 in Tiger Park.

Centerfielder speedster Aliyah Andrews hit a two-RBI triple to left-center to give LSU the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning and a 6-4 win over Louisiana Tech Tuesday night in Tiger Park. With the win LSU improved to 22-12, on the year.

Entering the game in the top of the fifth inning Tiger pitcher Ali Kilponen earned the win in the circle pitching 2.2 scoreless innings, while allowing just one walk and striking out four batters.

LSU head coach Beth Torina’s Thoughts after the game.

On Aliyah Andrews…

“I was really proud of the leadership of Aliyah Andrews. I think there was a time I just asked somebody to step up and lead the offense, and she definitely was our leader tonight. I think she has so many days where she’s a leader for us, and so many special things but in a moment where we really needed her to be that she was able to come through for us. I just kept thinking about how much she had worked. She was out here last night just swinging, and I just felt like she deserved that moment I was glad she could come through.”

On in-state matchups…

“They matter to us too, and I don't think we ever take them lightly. I think that's why we have historically, you know, been able to perform because we don't take them lightly and we understand that there's great teams in our state there's great teams on our schedule in the midweek. We attack them with our best stuff because we have to because they're good teams you know we're in a really strong part of the country, we're in a strong region and we know that.”

The Tigers are on the road this weekend to take on Missouri in a three-game series Friday through Sunday. The Tigers start the weekend against Missouri Friday at 6:30 p.m. the game will be available on SEC Network+.

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