ENID, Okla. - Top-ranked LSU Eunice kept its national title hopes alive with a 13-0 mercy-rule win over Des Moines Area Community College on Wednesday in an elimination game at the NJCAA World Series.
The Bengals now face the Western Oklahoma/Madison loser at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at David Allen Memorial Stadium.
Starting pitcher Brady Domangue (8-1) threw the complete five-inning run-rule shortened game and allowed four hits, with four walks and five strikeouts.
The Bengals jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first begun when Adam Angelle was hit by a pitch, while Dalton Herrington and Sam Carriere both walked to load the bases.
Zac Hawkins then singled to center to plate Angelle and Herrington for 2-0 lead. Carriere stole home to push the Bengals ahead, 3-0.
LSUE pushed across three more runs in the top of the second for a six-run margin.
Deschamp and Angelle walked and scored on a two-out double by Herrington, who later scored on an errant throw when he stole third base.
LSUE exploded for seven runs in the top of the fifth inning as 11 Bengals came to bat in the frame.
Carriere doubled to left center to open the inning and scored when Hawkins reached on an error.
Hawkins scored on a two-out double by Stuart Turner.
Deschamp walked to keep the rally alive and then stole second. Turner and Deschamp scored when Casey Rodrigue doubled to right field.
Rodrigue scored on a single by Angelle, who scored when Herrrington singled to left field.
Carriere singled in Herrington to push the Bengals ahead, 13-0.
The Bears threatened in the first, third and fourth innings, but left six on base in the shutout.
The offense was led by Herrington who went 2-for-3 with a double, a stolen base, three runs scored, and three RBI.
Angelle also had two hits going 2-for-2 with a stolen base, a RBI, and three runs scored.
The other Bengal with multiple hits was Carriere who went 2-for-3 with a double, a stolen base, two runs scored, and one RBI.
Hawkins added three RBI in the Bengal win.