LSU baseball falls to Ole Miss on special night for Todd Walker
BATON ROUGE - Jared Poche' gave up 4 solo home runs and the Ole Miss Rebels beat LSU 4-1 to tie their weekend SEC series at 1-1.
The loss soured a special night for the Tigers, as Todd Walker became just the 11th player or coach to have his number retired in LSU sports history.
Walker was surrounded by friends and family for the ceremony and called it an honor, saying he just wanted to play for the Tigers when he arrived as a freshman.
"To get your number retired is something beyond your wildest dreams," said Walker.
The excitement faded quickly as Poche' gave up a home run in the first at bat of the game: Tate Blackman sent a shot to left field that left the Tigers trailing 1-0 in after the first inning.
The Tigers responded with a run in the bottom of the 2nd, as Josh Smith hit an RBI single to left to score Zach Watson to tie the game at 1.
But Ole Miss hit 3 more solo home runs in the game, including another from Blackman and the Tigers failed to produce another run.
Game 3 is Saturday with first pitch at 2pm at Alex Box Stadium.