BATON ROUGE, La. – No. 11 LSU scored 14 runs over the ultimate three innings to erase a four-run deficit Monday evening and defeat Louisiana Tech, 16-7, in Alex Field Stadium, Skip Bertman Subject.
LSU improved to 2-1 on the yr, whereas Louisiana Tech dropped to 1-1 with the loss.
The Tigers will face UL-Lafayette at 6 p.m. Wednesday at M.L. ‘Tigue’ Moore Subject at Russo Park in Lafayette. The sport could also be considered on ESPN+, and it may be heard on associates of the LSU Sports activities Radio Community.
Junior leftfielder Gavin Dugas paced LSU’s 14-hit output Monday by accumulating six RBI, together with a grand slam within the sixth inning. Freshman rightfielder Dylan Crews had three hits – together with a solo homer – and two RBI, and junior catcher Jake Wyeth contributed a double and 4 RBI.
Freshman left-hander Javen Coleman (1-0) pitched brilliantly in aid for the Tigers to earn the victory. He labored 3.2 innings and recorded seven strikeouts whereas permitting one stroll, one hit and one run.
“Tonight’s recreation confirmed that our gamers have a maturity about them; they turned the web page after a troublesome loss (to Air Drive) yesterday,” mentioned LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “We had a fantastic pregame batting apply and pregame infield, and you possibly can see the blokes have been targeted and enthused about enjoying. They went on the market and performed their hearts out tonight.
“You by no means heard any negativity within the dugout after we have been down by 4 runs. Javen Coleman got here in and settled the sport down for us, Dylan Crews gave us a spark with a solo homer, after which the sixth inning was enormous for us.”
Louisiana Tech reliever Tyler Follis (0-1) was charged with the loss, as he gave up the go-ahead, solo homer to LSU third baseman Jordan Thompson within the backside of the sixth.
Louisiana Tech struck first within the third inning with a solo homer by second baseman Taylor Younger off of LSU starter AJ Labas. After back-to-back singles, rightfielder Steele Netterville ripped a triple off the precise subject wall to attain two runs. DH Manny Garcia added a single to middle subject, scoring Netterville for the fourth run of the inning.
Crews put LSU on the board within the residence half of the third together with his second homer of the yr, narrowing the deficit to 4-1.
Trailing 5-1 within the fifth, Crews supplied an RBI single to deliver LSU inside three runs, however the Bulldogs expanded to result in 6-2 within the high of the sixth on a solo homer by centerfielder Parker Bates.
The Tigers exploded for 5 runs within the backside of the sixth inning, as Dugas tied the sport with a grand slam, and Thompson adopted with a solo shot to present LSU a 7-6 lead.
The grand slam by Dugas was the primary for an LSU participant since February 15, 2019, when Antoine Duplantis unloaded a grand slam versus UL-Monroe.
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