Top-ranked Pilots blank Jaguars
SHREVEPORT, La. - Matt Lackle pitched a three-hitter to lead LSU-Shreveport to a 9-0 win over the University of Houston-Victoria on Friday at Pilot Field.
The Pilots, ranked No. 1 in the NAIA national poll, improved to 31-3 with their fourth straight win over the Jaguars (11-21).
UHV's only hits were singles by Creighton Hoke, Josh Ledesma and Chad Kruse.
Lackle struck out eight and walked one.
Tanner Hamilton was the losing pitcher, yielding five runs in five innings.
The teams return to Pilot Field for a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon.
LSU-Shreveport 9, UHV 0
UHV 000 000 000 - 0 3 2
LSUS 003 202 02x - 9 14 1
Tanner Hamilton, Corbin Mitchell (6), Niff Huff (7), Clayton Fowler (8), Orlando Quiroga (9) and Mark Macias, Brandon Bohanon. Matt Lackle and David Dorton. W: Lackle (8-0). L: Hamilton (3-3). 2B: (LSUS) Kyle Pearson, Stephen Hobbins, Tyler Alton, Kade Billeaudeaux. Records: UHV 11-21; LSUS 31-3.