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LSU baseball dominates Southern 11-1 in mid-week tilt

8 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Tuesday, April 05 2016 Apr 5, 2016 April 05, 2016 11:19 PM April 05, 2016 in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports
By: Michael Cauble

The LSU Tiger baseball team scored four runs in the first inning and never was threatened by the Southern Jaguars in their 11-1 win on Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium.

LSU plated three runs in the fifth and sixth innings as they took advantage of four Jaguar errors and six walks and six hit by pitch free passes.

“I wouldn’t say that we delivered an inspiring performance, but it was a solid, workmanlike win,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “I thought it was important for Jesse to get us off to a good start on the mound, and I was very pleased with his velocity and his command. We put together a nice first-inning rally in the bottom of the first, and our pitchers were able to work through a couple of jams and sustain the lead.

“We’re looking forward now to what should be a great series against Vanderbilt starting on Thursday. They’ve been in the College World Series championship finals in each of the past two seasons, and we know that they have another outstanding club. It’s one of the best matchups of the weekend, and it’s a series that should attract a lot of national attention.”  

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