Rare late-inning collapse dooms LSU baseball vs. Tennessee
BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team watched a 7th inning lead fall through for the first time this season, as Tennessee rallied for 2 runs in the 8th and 2 runs in the 9th innings to top the Tigers 6-3 Saturday night.
Jared Poche' threw seven strong innings for the Tigers, striking out four and leaving the game with a 3-2 lead after the seventh.
The Tigers bullpen, however, couldn't hang on to the lead.
Kurt McCune gave up two hits in the top of the 8th, and after Paul Mainieri replaced McCune with Joe Broussard, the junior from Gretna was unable to keep those runners off the board.
LSU had one more chance in the bottom of the 8th inning, but with bases loaded and one out, Tyler Moore hit into an inning-ending double play.
Game three of the series is Sunday at noon.