LSU tops Boston College 8-3 in early game
BATON ROUGE - After trailing early LSU shot ahead of Boston College to win the first game of Friday's doubleheader 8-3.
The Tigers scored six unanswered runs in the middle and late game, including a home run single by sophomore infielder Danny Zardon.
Boston took an early 2-0 lead after the first inning, but LSU tied the score the next inning on an RBI triple by Andrew Stevenson which scored Conner Hale, then a sacrifice fly from Kade Scivicque which scored Stevenson.
Boston went back up in the third after an RBI single by Michael Strem sent Joe Cronin home. The Tigers then took the lead in the bottom of the fourth after Danny Zardon hit a grounder to second base in order to score Stevenson, and then Mark Laird hit an RBI single to center to give LSU the go-ahead run.
The Tigers started Jared Poche at the mound, but he was relived by Collin Strall after putting runners in the corners at the top of the fifth. Zardon's homer in the sixth was followed by two Tigers scoring on a wild pitch and a double in the seventh to widen LSU's gap to four runs.
Sophomore outfield Jake Fraley then scored in the eighth off a Beau Jordan single to give the Tigers their final score of 8-3.
LSU will play the second game of their series against Boston College at 7 p.m., then finish with a 3 p.m. game Saturday. The Sunday game was moved to Friday afternoon due to severe weather concerns.
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