Southern stuns No. 8 LSU baseball 7-2
BATON ROUGE- Southern baseball pulled off a upset 7-2 win over No. 8 LSU Tuesday evening and Lee-Hines Field. This was the Jaguars 3rd all-time win over the Tigers and first since 2005.
Southern improves to 18-15 on the year while LSU drops to 23-11.
Junior RHP Eli Finney got the start for Southern and was dominant. He pitched 7 innings and only allowed 1 hit and 1 run while striking out 7. He held LSU hitless through 6 innings.
LSU senior outfielder Antoine Duplantis went 0-5 and struck out once. Junior infielder Josh Smith wasn't able to keep up his momentum from a successful weekend at the plate against Texas A&M. He went hitless during his four trips to the plate and struck out twice.
Freshman RHP Landon Marceaux got his first start in 3 weeks for LSU and was roughed up early. He would only go 1.2 innings, allowing 5 hits and 5 runs. He also walked 2 and struck out 1.
3rd baseman Tyler LaPorte went 3-5 for the Jags, scoring twice with 1 RBI. Willie Ward also added 2 hits and 2 RBIs in the win.
“There’s not much to say from our standpoint,” head coach Paul Mainieri said. “We were beaten by a team that played a lot better than we did, that was a lot hungrier than we were. Their pitcher totally handcuffed us, and their hitters were very tough outs for us tonight. They deserved to win and completely outplayed us.”
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