LSU 4 Vanderbilt 3

BATON ROUGE- Quinn Stewart's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted LSU to a 4-3 win over Vanderbilt in front of 7,427 fans Friday night at Alex Box Stadium.

Michael Hollander led off the ninth with a walk off of VU reliever Stephen Shao, then moved to second on J.T. Wise bloop single to left-center. Stewart then delivered his single into the leftfield corner to win the game.

LSU won for the seventh time in eight games to improve to 33-17 overall and 12-13 in the SEC, while Vanderbilt fell to 28-22 and 12-13 in league play.

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.

Shea Robin hit a solo homer in the second, his fifth of the year, to push the lead to 2-0. Brian Hernandez added a RBI single in the third to make it 3-0.

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.

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Buschmann, 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. Top Stories