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Rewind: LSU 8, SLU 4

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SeanMcMullen'stwo-runhomercappedafour-runeighthinningwhichgaveLSUan8-4victoryagainstSLUinanopening-roundgameoftheBatonRougeRegionalonFridayafternoonatTheBox.
HOWTHEYSCORED
SLUfirstinning-Withtwoout,AndrewGoldboldhitahomerunovertheleftfieldfence.SLU1,LSU0
LSUsecondinning-TylerMoorewalkedandmovedtosecondonawildpitchbyAndroCutura.MooreadvancedtothirdonagroundouttothesecondbasemanbyConnerHale.MoorescoredonawildpitchbyCutura.SLU1,LSU1
LSUthirdinning-MarkLairdsingledandwenttosecondonaninfieldhitbyAlexBregman.Bothrunnersmoveduponahit-and-rungroundouttothepitcherbyJakeFraley.LairdscoredonMcMullen'sgroundouttothefirstbaseman.LSU2,SLU1
JuniorcollegedefensiveendvisitsLSUClickSLUfifthinning-Withoneout,KyleCedotalsingled.CedotalscoredonadoublebyJacobWilliams.SLU2,LSU2HeretoviewthisLink.
SLUsixthinning-Withtwoout,DanielMidyettwalkedandmovedtosecondonawildpitchbyJaredPoche.Robersonhitatwo-runhomerovertheleftfieldfence.SLU4,LSU2
LSUseventhinning-Bregmanwashitbyapitch.AfterFraleystruckout,McMullenwalked.KadeScivicquesingledandBregmanscoredwhentheleftfielderCedotalmisplayedtheball.McMullenscoredonasinglebyMoore.SLU4,LSU4
LSUeighthinning-Withoneout,ChristianIbarrareachedonathrowingerrorbycatcherJamesonFisher.IbarrawenttothirdonaninfieldsinglebyLaird.IbarrascoredandLairdadvancedtothirdonawildpickoffthrowtofirstbasebypitcherDylanHills.LairdscoredonagroundouttotheshortstopbyBregman.Fraleysingledandstolesecondbase.McMullenhitatwo-runhomerovertheleftfieldfence.LSU8,SLU4
LSUWASTEDSCORINGOPPORTUNITIES
Firstinning-Lairdsingled.LairdwasforcedatsecondonagroundballtothefirstbasemanbyBregman.Fraleyreachedonaninfieldsingle.BothrunnersadvancedabaseonagroundouttothefirstbasemanbyMcMullen.Scivicquestruckout.
LesMilesandstaffhostingoutstandinggroupoffootballprospectsSaturdayClickFourthinning-Mooresingled.AfterHalestruckout,AndrewStevensonwassafeonabuntsingle.AsinglebyIbarraloadedthebases.MoorewasforcedattheplateonagroundballtothefirstbasemanbyLaird.Bregmanfliedouttotheleftfielder.HeretoviewthisLink.
Fifthinning-Withtwoout,ScivicquereachedonathrowingerrorbyshortstopKennonMenard.ScivicquewenttothirdonasinglebyMoore.HaleforcedMooreatsecondwithagroundballtotheshortstop.
TOPOFFENSIVEPLAYER
McMullenscoredtworunsanddroveinthreeasLSUscoredsixrunsinthelasttwoinningstowipeoutatwo-rundeficit.McMullengroundedouttothefirstbasemanineachofhisfirstthreeat-bats.HissecondgroundoutdroveinLairdinthethirdinning.McMullendrewawalkintheseventhandscoredthetyingrunonasinglebyMoore.Then,hehitatwo-runhomertogivetheTigersacomfortablefour-runadvantageintheeighth.Thehomerunwastheseventhoftheseason-themostontheteam.McMullenhasnowhitsafelyinfiveconsecutivegames.Heis6-for-16inthosegames.
STARTINGPITCHER
JohnCurtisOLappreciatesLSUcoachesbeingreadytotalkClickPochekeptLSUinthegamealthoughheleftthegamewithSLUahead4-2.Pochegaveupfourrunsandeighthitsinsixinnings.Hewalkedoneandstruckoutone.TheonlytimePochegaveupmorerunsthisseasoncameagainstFlorida(six).ThefourearnedrunsoffPochematchedaseason-high.BothVanderbiltandFloridascoredfourearnedrunsoffhim.Threeofthefourrunscameonhomers-asoloshotbyGodboldandatwo-runround-tripperbyRoberson.Pocheonlyretiredthesideinorderinoneinning-thefourth.Hepitchedoutofasecond-and-third,no-outjaminthesecond.PocheretiredKennonMenardonaflyballtoStevensonincenterfield,struckoutCedotalandgotWilliamstoflyouttoLairdinrightfield.PochegotJamesonFishertoflyouttoFraleywitharunneratsecondandtwooutinthefifth.HeretoviewthisLink.
BULLPEN
TigersrelieversZacPersonandNateFurywereperfectintheirthreeinnings.Personstruckouttwobattersintheseventh.Furythrewtwoscorelessinningsforthesecondstraightouting,Fury,whopickeduphisthirdvictory,hadonestrikeout.Furyhasnotallowedaruninhislastsixappearances-coveringaspanof7.1innings.
NOTES
LSUutilizeditsnormallineupagainstarighthandedpitcher.MoorewasthefirstbasemanwithHaleatsecondbase.ScivicquewasthecatcherwithFraleyinleftfieldandMcMullenthedesignatedhitter...Lairdextendedhishittingstreaktofivegameswithasingleinthefirstinning.Lairdhadthreehitswhichequaledhisseason-high.Heis11-for-22inhislastfivegames...Scivicqueextendedhishittingstreaktofivegameswithhissingleintheseventhinning.Scivicque,whoalsodoubledintheeighth,is10-for-21duringthehittingstreak...Moorehadanotherbiggamewiththreesingles,includedagame-tyinghitintheseventh...HalewastheonlyLSUstarternottogetahit...LSUstrandedtenrunners,seveninscoringposition.TheTigerswere5-for-16withrunnersinscoringposition,butthreeofthehitsdidnotdrivehomeruns...CuturawasliftedwithoneoutintheseventhandSLUinfront4-3.Hewaschargedwithfourrunsandninehitsin6.1inningsasMarkPittariallowedaninheritedrunnertoscore...Hillsgaveupallfoureighth-inningruns.AlloftherunswereunearnedduetoFisher'serror...Godbold'sfirstinninghomerunwashisteam-leadingninthoftheyear...Fisherwent0-for-4andhadhis14-gamehittingstreakend...RobersonwastheonlySLUplayerwithtwohits-adoubleandhisfourthhomerunoftheseason.Robersonhasaneight-gamehittingstreak...LSUhasa26-1recordinregionaltournamentopeners.TheTigers'lonelosscamein1985againstHoustoninaregionalatTexasinAustin...LSUhasa24-1recordagainstLouisianateamsatTheBoxinregionalplay.TheonedefeatcameagainstUL-Lafayettein2002...TheTigersare45-14-1,whiletheLionsare37-24...LSUhaswon19ofthelast20gamesagainstSLU.Theonedefeattookplacein2008...Thepaidattendancewas11,382.Theactualcrowdwas9,328.
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FROM THE CLUBHOUSE
Paul Mainieri
"Southeastern played inspired and well for the first seven innings. They were tough outs for us on offense and defense. That pitcher (Cutura) competed so hard. He was making tremendous pitches against our hitters in clutch situations. Eventually, we got some big hits, especially the one by Moore off the lefthander (Pittari). Things unraveled for them in the eighth inning. We took advantage of their mistakes. We had some good base-running and Bregman put the ball in play to score a run. Then, McMullen hits the home run, so we don't have to use (Joe) Broussard in the ninth. It was a hard-fought victory. I don't care how they look at this time of year. All are tough at this time. Any time we score more runs than the other team, I am grateful."
Jared Poche
"I didn't have any nerves today. I had fast ball command. I had command of my change and I had command of my curve. I was pitching pretty good. I made a few mistakes and they took advantage of them. You have to give them credit."
Sean McMullen
"Andro (Cutura) pitched a great game. He did a good job keeping us off balance. We were able to get him out of the game. We got into their bullpen and that was the key to the game."
Mark Laird
"I was just trying to make contact at the plate today. The pickoff play just went our way. We got a run and I was able to get to third. Bregman put the ball in play and I scored."
UP NEXT
LSU will play the winner of Friday night's Bryant-Houston game on Saturday at The Box at 7 p.m. The winner of Saturday night's game will advance to the championship round Sunday night. Aaron Nola (10-1) will be the starting pitcher for the Tigers. The Saturday night game will be available on ESPN3 only.
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