LSU, which captured its first SEC
series of the season, improved to 23-11 overall and 4-8 in conference play.
LSU, which won Game 1 on Friday,
12-2, earned its fifth straight series victory over
"It's a tribute to the character of our club to come back and win this series," said LSU coach Smoke Laval. "I'm very proud of the way the guys competed, and we hope we can build some momentum from this."
The Tigers trailed 2-0 in the
UT coach Rod Delmonico then elected to go to his bullpen, calling upon closer Sean Watson, who entered the game with six saves.
Wise, however, launched a Watson pitch over the left-field wall to tie the game at 2-2. The homer was the fifth of the season for Wise, who was just 1-for-11 at the plate in the series prior to the two-run dinger.
Mayer followed with another two-run blast to right-center field to give the Tigers a 4-2 lead. The home run was the third of the season for Mayer and his first since March 11 versus Stetson.
LSU extended the advantage with two more runs in the eighth as Waguespack contributed a sacrifice fly and Liuzza lined an RBI double to give the Tigers a 6-2 lead.
LSU starter Derik Olvey (6-1)
earned the win with his second consecutive magnificent outing. Olvey, who last a
2-1 decision to
"Derik gave us another great
Olvey retired the first two
Watson (3-2) was charged with the loss as he allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits in 1.1 innings with one walk and no strikeouts.
LSU..................... 000 000 420 - 6 7 2 (23-11, 4-8 SEC)
Pitchers: LSU - Olvey;
Win-Olvey(6-1) Save-Dardar(3) Loss-Watson(3-2) T-2:50 A-2024
HR LSU - Wise (5); Mayer (3).
Lindblom faced 1 batter in the 7th.