Bourg Helps Tigers Win
LSU softball made a dramatic comeback yesterday winning two consecutive games defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils 4-3 in nine innings in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional at Tiger Park. LSU (48-12) clinched a spot in the NCAA Super Regional round
LSU pitcher Carly Hoover (16-5) came up clutch for the Lady Tigers winning both games yesterday getting the job done when it counted most facing tournament elimination. LSU, the No. 8 seed turned back No. 23 seed Arizona State in dramatic fashion. With the game tied 3-3 entering the bottom of the ninth, Bianca Bell ripped a walk-off game winning single scoring former Northshore High Lady Panthers’ star Sydney Bourg with the game-winning run. Bourg, the daughter of Northshore head football coach Mike Bourg, opened the bottom of the ninth with a single to get things rolling for the Lady Tigers before she tallied the winning run on Bell’s clutch hit. I spoke with coach Bourg earlier this morning and he said he is so very proud of Sydney, who had an excellent regional making the most of her opportunity.
“Sydney played well in the tournament and has been playing good the last month. It was pretty exciting to be there at Tiger Park cheering the Lady Tigers on,” said coach Bourg. Coach Bourg, his wife Donna, her daughter Gracie and Donna’s parents were in that number yesterday cheering on Sydney and the Lady Bengals.
Bourg also delivered two hits in three plate appearances in Sunday’s opening 5-0 victory over Arizona State. Bourg, the District 6-5A MVP in her senior year with the Lady Panthers, was also a first-team all-district performer and all-Metro player as a junior. Bourg is hitting .300, going 9-for-30 with two RBI and six runs scored, with no bigger run than yesterday’s game-winner against Arizona State.