Senior hurler Matt Buschmann was stellar for the Commodores as he held the Tigers scoreless through the first five innings of the game. He ended up with the no decision after allowing two runs on five hits in seven innings of work with three strikeouts and three walks. He left the game with a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth after walking the lead off batter.
Shao (2-3) was charged with the loss after allowing one run on two hits in 0.1 innings of work.
Will Harris pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up the win to move to 1-1 on the year.
David Macias had three hits to lead VU, while Steven Waguespack led the Tigers with two hits.
The Commodores jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on Ryan Flaherty's RBI single that scored David Macias who led off the game with a single to left-center.
LSU got on the board in the sixth with Jordan Mayer's sacrifice fly RBI that spoiled Buschmann's shutout bid.
The Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game. The first run came with one out in the inning and runners at second and third. Jarred Bogany hit a slow grounder to first baseman Ryan Flaherty who tagged him out for the second out. At the same time LSU's runner at second went towards third while the runner at third stayed causing a rundown situation. Flaherty threw to shortstop Dominic de la Osa who then threw the ball home in an attempt to get the runner breaking towards the plate. He beat the wide throw and scored and then Will Harris delivered a RBI single through the left side to tie the game.
The teams will play the second game of the three game series tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. Sophomore southpaw David Price (6-4, 4.01 ERA) will take the mound for Vanderbilt, while freshman righthander Louis Coleman (5-3, 4.33 ERA) will throw for LSU.
Vanderbilt 111 000 000-3(11)3 LSU 000 001 021-481Buschmann, Crowell (8), Christiani (8), Shao (8) and Hernandez. Dirks, Shaffer (8), Harris (9) and Liuzza. W-Harris 1-1, L- Shao 2-3. SV- None. HR- VU: Robin (5). LSU: None.