Lamar drops three games at LSU Tournament

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Oct. 7, 2012

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Lamar University softball team suffered its first setbacks of the fall exhibition season, dropping games to LSU-Eunice, Belhaven and LSU at the LSU Tournament that ended late Saturday.

The Lady Cardinals dropped a 6-5 decision to LSU Eunice in their opening game. Lamar raced to a 4-0 lead against Belhaven, but couldn’t hold on in a 7-6 loss. Lamar ended the day with a 13-0 loss to LSU, a team that finished eighth at last year’s College Softball World Series.

“We were outworked all three games,” Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. I can handle lack of hitting and execution, those are things my coaching staff and I can fix. But I won’t accept the lack of work through seven innings and the lack of passion on every pitch.”

Bruder hopes Saturday’s games will serve as a valuable learning experience.

“We will step it up this week to get better,” she said. “I hope that my girls gain knowledge and experience from playing good teams and suffering through a tough weekend.”

Lamar is at Louisiana-Lafayette for an exhibition game at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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