LSU moves win streak to nine with 7-2 win over Demons
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tiger baseball team distanced themselves from the Northwestern St. Demons with four runs in the final two innings of their 7-2 win at Alex Box Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Tigers stretched their win streak to nine games by scoring three runs in both the first and last innings of their final regular season non-conference game.
LSU held an early 3-0 nothing lead before the Demons battled back scoring two earned runs off starting pitcher John Valek in the third inning.
However once the bullpen took over the LSU battery pitched six shutout innings allowing just two hits.
Tiger relievers Jesse Stallings, Jake Latz, Austin Bain, Russell Reynolds and Doug Norman combined to retire the final 15 Demon batters in a row.
“I’ve said this for the last few weeks now, our bullpen has made tremendous strides, and that was very evident in tonight’s game,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “The guys have made significant improvement, and that illustrates the greatness of (LSU pitching coach) Alan Dunn. He has worked diligently with our pitchers, and the result is that we now have a very reliable group of relievers.”
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