LSU struggles offensively in 6-1 loss to Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The LSU Tigers failed to score when given their chances and were never able to challenge for the lead against the 2nd ranked Texas A&M Aggies.
The Tigers trailed from the first inning on and lost thier first game of the series 6-1, to fall to 1-3 in SEC play
Texas A&M improved to 16-0 at home this season after scoring single runs in the first two innings and then two runs in each of the 7th and 8th innings.
LSU strung out seven hits in the game and once again struggled to get drive in runs as the Tigers were 2 of 12 with runners in scoring position.
LSU left-hander Jared Poche’ (2-3) suffered the loss after giving up two runs in five innings of work. After giving up a run in the first and second innings, Poche’ rebounded to only allow two hits in his final three innings.
“I thought Jared Poche’ really battled, as he always does, and he kept us in the game,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “Unfortunately, we didn’t take advantage of some of the scoring opportunities that we had and Texas A&M was ultimately able to extend their lead against our bullpen. We competed extremely hard, but we have to play better. There were a few key moments in the game where we fell short, and that proved to be the difference.”
Texas A&M’s Jace Vines moved to 4-0 on the season after allowing just one run on five hits in six innings of work. Vines struck out four and walked two in his outing.
Right-hander Brigham Hill entered the game in the seventh and held the Tigers scoreless to earn his first save of the season.
The two teams return for game two at 8 p.m. Friday. The game will be carried on affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network, including WDGL 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge, Live audio of the games may be accessed at www.LSUsports.net/live with live stats at www.LSUstats.com.
The game will also be televised by the SEC Network and may be viewed online on SEC Network +, accessible at WatchESPN.com and the Watch ESPN app.