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LSU baseball wins Wally Pontiff Classic 8-5 over UL-Lafayette

7 months 5 days 14 hours ago March 22, 2016 Mar 22, 2016 Tuesday, March 22 2016 March 22, 2016 10:21 PM in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports2
By: Michael Cauble

The LSU Tiger baseball team hammered out 11 hits en route to a 8-5 win over Louisiana Lafayette in the Wally Pontiff Classic down in Metairie.

LSU led 5-1 through four innings however a Steven Sensley three run home-run tied the game at 5-5 in the 5th inning. 

In the bottom of the frame, the LSU Tiger bats struck back scoring three runs of their own to pull ahead 8-5.

Four Cajun errors helped the LSU cause as the Tigers scored four unearned runs in the contest.

LSU hit when it counted in the game, as they were 6 of 12 with runners in scoring position, a stat that was not in the Tigers favor over the weekend against Alabama.

The Tiger bullpen also did it's job, as they retired 13 straight Cajun batters to end the contest.

Alden Cartwright earned the win for LSU after he fired an inning and a third of shutout ball with three strikeouts.

LSU will head to Texas A&M for a three game series starting Thursday in College Station.

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