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May 10, 2013Daniel Mengden and Jason Jester combined on a five-hitter as Texas A&M defeated LSU 2-1 at Blue Bell Park in College Station on Thursday night.
HOW THEY SCORED
LSU sixth inning - With one out, Raph Rhymes singled. Rhymes scored on a double by Alex Bregman. LSU 1, TEXAS A&M 0
Texas A&M seventh inning - Brandon Wood singled and Jonathan Moroney reached on an error by Bregman at shortstop. Krey Bratsen beat out a bunt for a single. Wood scored and Moroney went to third when third baseman Christian Ibarra made a throwing error on the play. Mikey Reynolds singled home Moroney. TEXAS A&M 2, LSU 1
LSU WASTED SCORING CHANCES
First inning - With one out, Rhymes doubled. Rhymes was stranded at second base as Bregman flied out to centerfield and Mason Katz grounded out to shortstop.
Fourth inning - With one out, Bregman doubled and went to third on a wild pitch by Daniel Mengden. Katz was hit by a pitch. Ibarra lined out to Mengden, who doubled Katz off first base.
LSU HITTING STARS
Rhymes and Bregman had four of the Tigers' five hits. Rhymes had a first-inning double and a sixth-inning single. Bregman had a pair of doubles. Bregman's sixth inning two-bagger drove in Rhymes with LSU's only run.
LSU STARTING PITCHER
Cody Glenn delivered his third consecutive quality start. He gave up just one earned run in 6.2 innings. Errors by Bregman and Ibarra led to Texas A&M's two runs in the seventh. Glenn gave up six hits, walked three and struck out four. Glenn pitched out of three jams before giving up the two seventh-inning runs. Twice, Glenn retired Blake Allemand with two out and a runner in scoring position. In the sixth, Glenn got Logan Taylor to hit into an inning-ending double play with runners on first and second and one out. The Aggies were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position in the first six innings.
Nick Rumbelow relieved Glenn with runners on second and third and two out in the seventh. After issuing a walk, Rumbelow struck out Hunter Melton. Rumbelow retired the Aggies in order in the eighth.
The start of the game was delayed nearly two hours by rain. Then, there was a 20-minute with two out in the top of the second inning and a ten-minute delay before the third inning. . .Rhymes was moved to the No. 2 spot in the lineup. Mark Laird, who played rightfield, batted eighth. Andrew Stevenson batted ninth and played centerfield. . .JaCoby Jones extended his hitting streak to eight games with his single in the fifth. He is 14-for-29 during the hitting streak. . .Bregman extended his hitting streak to five games with a fourth-inning double. Bregman is batting .450 (9-for-20) in his last five games. . .Rhymes now has a four-game hitting streak during which time he is 7-for-14. LSU was 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. Mengden, who won his sixth game, gave up one run five hits with no walks and five strikeouts in eight innings. Jester, who picked up his 13th save, had a 1-2-3 ninth. Mengden and Jester retired the final 11 Tigers batters. . .Of LSU's 27 outs, 15 came on fly balls or pop ups. . .LSU lost the opening game of a series for the first time this season. . .The Tigers are 8-7 when they score fewer than five runs. . .LSU is 43-7 overall, 19-6 in the SEC. The Tigers trail Vanderbilt by three games in the overall conference standings. The Commodores begin a series at Kentucky on Friday. LSU leads Arkansas by three games in the SEC West. The Razorbacks have a series against Tennessee this weekend.
LSU will play Texas A&M at Blue Bell Park in College Station on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Aaron Nola (9-0, 1.92 ERA) will be the starting pitcher.