In a game that began as a rough one, the Tigers defeated the Privateers 14-6 in Alex Box Stadium.
To start the action, pitcher Cam Sanders made his debut - and it was not a pretty one. Sanders gave up three runs on two hits, a walk and hit a batter. Trent Vietmeier served as sufficient relief, striking out the next three batters.
The momentum quickly shifted in LSU’s favor, and would stay that way for the remainder of the contest. Down 3-0, the Tigers racked up a total of four runs over the 1st 2 innings.
The offense went quiet again until the sixth inning, when LSU scored four runs on three hits and an error. Jake Slaughter recorded his first hit of the year, with a double to left.
Daniel Cabrera also posted his first hit of his college career, getting to second and allowing Brandt Broussard to score. Austin Bain then hit a double to right center, bringing the Tigers to an 8-5 lead.
By the seventh inning, LSU had extended their lead to 12-5. A Beau Jordan double to center scored Feduccia, making it 9-5. A Broussard score would follow shortly, the Tigers leading 10-5. Nick Webre ran for Bryce Jordan after he was hit by a pitch, further advancing the lead. Hughes was the final scorer of the inning, driven in by a Cabrera single to right field.
In the eighth inning, UNO took advantage of a throwing error by Webre, allowing Bratton to make the score 12-6. Chris Reid then hit a single for LSU, bringing Duplantis in for the score. Webre secured his first RBI, with a Braden Doughty score, making it 14-6.
LSU will continue its season on Friday when Texas comes to The Box at 7 pm CT.