Sydney Springfield’s walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh allowed the Tigers to escape Tuesday’s game with a 3-2 victory.
The inning began when Aliyah Andrews singled and then moved over to second on a sacrifice by Emily Griggs. Bailey Landry struck out and Sahvanna Jaquish walked. The cleanup hitter Springfield lined a ball off the glove of the second baseman, platting Andrews and giving the Tigers the win.
Springfield has been the top freshman for the Tigers this season, leading the Tigers in home runs with eight and is second on the team in RBI’s 32, and is building a solid a case for SEC Freshman of the Year.
The game got off to a promising start when Andrews and Taylor Satchell each recorded an RBI in a run in the second inning. Despite scoring early, the Tiger offense was mostly held in check, despite having at least one runner reach base in every inning.
Unfortunately, LSU’s pitching wasn’t able to maintain the lead. Sydney Smith looked mortal for a second straight start, allowing two runs in 4.1 innings. Carley Hoover took over in the fifth to finish out the game, striking out five in 2.2 innings pitched.
LSU certainly didn’t pickup any points with this victory, but it still counts the same.
The home stand continues for the Tigers with Georgia coming to Baton Rouge this weekend for three games.