INSIDE THE BOX | Late-inning surge propels LSU to win in finale

Tigers salvage a 10-6 victory to come back home with momentum after two days of offensive struggle


BOX SCORE | LSU 10, Florida 6

Recap | LSU bats wake up to avoid sweep in 10-6 win

Point of emphasis | In a game with 16 runs, it was the battle of the bullpens that settled the outcome and that’s a huge step in the right direction for the Tigers.

W – Nick Bush (1-0)

L – Andrew Baker (1-2)

Sv. – Caleb Gilbert (3)

GW RBI – Cole Freeman 2-run HR in 8th inning

RECORDS: LSU 18-7, 4-2 SEC; Florida 16-9, 2-4


  • LSU starter Eric Walker allowed 5 hits and 5 runs in 4.2 innings, but after that the Gators struggled to produce any offense. The Tigers’ bullpen limited Florida to one more run and didn’t have a hit in the last 4.1 innings, with freshmen Matthew Beck and Nick Bush and sophomore Caleb Gilbert teaming up to slam the door.
  • On the flip side, the Gators’ relief corps struggled against LSU’s struggling-to-that-point offense, allowing 8 hits and 8 runs over the last 3.1 innings.
  • The Tigers produced five hits in the first 7 innings and seven hits in the 8th and 9th to stage the come-from-behind victory. Tied into that, LSU stranded seven runners in the first 7 innings and only three more – the Tigers left the bases loaded after scoring a pair of insurance runs in the 9th.
  • Although Cole Freeman’s two-run homer was a huge hit in the game, it was the only one generated from the top third of the LSU batting order as Kramer Robertson was 0-for-6 and Antoine Duplantis was 0-for-3. By contrast, the next five batters each had two hits as Greg Deichmann, Zach Watson, Josh Smith, Jake Slaughter and Beau Jordan teamed up to go 10-for-21 with 8 runs scored and 7 RBIs.
  • LSU was 7-for-18 with runners on base after producing only one hit in 29 such at-bats in the first two games.
  • Five of the six batters Gilbert faced in 2 innings grounded out.


“It felt really good to get things going in the dugout, because we’ve been kind of dead this weekend. It kind of riled us up a little bit.”


--- LSU DH Beau Jordan

ON DECK | Tulane at LSU

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium

RECORDS: Tulane 9-14, LSU 18-7

RADIO: 98.1-FM (Baton Rouge)

TV: SEC network+/


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