Jeff Sues and Ryan Rote pitched 3.2 hitless innings for the Commodores. Sues went 1.2 innings striking out three and walking three, while Rote finished the game (two innings) with three strikeouts and one walk.
LSU took a 2-0 lead in the third inning when Nick Stavinoha hit his 13th homerun of the season over the left field wall – a two-run shot that scored Jordan Meyer who reached after being hit by a pitch.
Chris Jackson walked to open the fifth inning and moved to third on a single through the right side by Ryan Patterson. Jackson scored when Stavinoha reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop forcing Patterson out at second for a 3-0 LSU lead.
After Price struck out the first batter of the game, Jordan Mayer hit a bloop single over the pitchers mound and moved to second when Patterson was hit by a pitch. Both advanced to a passed ball and Clay Harris drew a walk to load the bases. With two away, Price struck out Will Harris to retire the side with bases loaded. The Tigers left the bases loaded again in the sixth inning when Sues replaced Price on the mound and walked Mayer to load the bases. He struck out Patterson on three pitches to end the inning without allowing a Tiger to score.
In the eighth inning, Hebert pinch hit for Michael Hollander and drew a walk from Sues. Rote relieved Sues and struck out the side stranding Hebert on third (stole second and third).
Vanderbilt travels to Georgia this weekend for a three-game series with the Bulldogs.