Posted: Apr 29, 2014 11:52 PM by Michael Cauble
Updated: Apr 30, 2014 5:54 AM
Source: WBRZ Sports 2
The LSU Tiger baseball team needed three home runs and all of their regular starters to come from behind and beat the Alcorn St. Braves 9-7 on Tuesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
Tiger head coach Paul Mainieri opted to start six non-regular position players in the game against the 8-36 Braves from the SWAC. By the seventh inning all six had been subbed out for regular players.
The Tigers rallied with two home runs in the eighth inning the first a two run shot by Tyler Moore, the second a two-out, three-run home run by junior Conner Hale that gave the Tigers their first lead of the game.
"Let me say first of all that Alcorn State played a tremendous game; we couldn't get their hitters out and they made some unbelievable defensive plays," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. (Alcorn State) Coach (Barret) Rey and his players deserve a lot of credit because they played their hearts out, and the played extremely well. I'm proud of our guys for fighting back and coming up with several clutch hits.
"The three homers were all huge - Jake Fraley got us close with his three-homer, Tyler Moore hit it deep, and I didn't know Conner Hale could hit a ball as far as he did. Sometimes when you hit the ball hard, it can still be an out, but when you hit it over the fence, nothing bad can happen. I was glad to see those balls leave the park tonight."
Alcorn State scored five runs in the top of the third inning to take a 5-0 lead.
The Tigers travel to College Station, Texas to face Texas A&M beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. All three games of the series will be televised.
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