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POSTGAME: LSU defeats Texas, 10-5

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After a slow start, LSU was able to rebound and defeat the Texas Longhorns for a second time, 10-5, clinching the weekend series.

Both teams remained without a run in the first inning, but Zubia quickly got things going for Texas in the second, hitting a homer to left centerfield and scoring Petrinsky.

Feduccia was grounded out to shortstop to begin the second inning. LSU’s offensive struggles were evident as Bryce Jordan struck out looking. LSU remained scoreless with Texas up by 2.

Kody Clemens scored a home run for Texas to kick off the third inning, while the Tigers were still unable to produce a single run.

At the top of the fourth, the Longhorns’ Ellis singled to second base, followed by Hamilton grounding out to center, advancing Ellis to second. Hibbeler grounded out to shortstop, allowing Ellis to advance to third. After Clemons was intentionally walked, Todd singled to shortstop, and Clemons advanced to second, scoring Ellis. LSU again failed to produce on offense, with Texas solidly maintaining a 4-0 lead.

Zubia opened the fifth inning with a home run for the Longhorns, extending the gap to 5-0. Gilbert went four innings, with 10 hits, five runs and one strikeout. Taylor Petersen was brought in as his relief.

LSU finally got things going at the bottom of the fifth, beginning with Slaughter flying out to right field. Br. Jordan singled to right center, advancing to second on a fielding error by the centerfielder. He would then advance to third on a wild pitch, followed by Broussard singling to pitcher. Br. Jordan scored, unearned.

The next LSU run came when Hughes doubled down the left field line, scoring Broussard. Hughes would secure another run for the Tigers after Bain doubled to center field. Bain was next to score, following a Duplantis triple to right field. Feduccia singled through the right side, scoring Duplantis.

By the sixth inning, LSU had the game tied 5-5, but was left without Beau Jordan after an obscene gesture.

The Tigers took a 7-5 lead in the 7th inning after Br. Jordan advanced to second and then third on a wild pitch, scoring Webre. Br. Jordan put up another run, by way of a Broussard single through the left side.

At the bottom of the eighth inning, Cabrera homered to right field, making it 8-5. The Tigers loaded the bases and sent Webre and Feduccia home, extending the lead to 10 runs.

LSU will continue its season as it takes on Texas for a third time at 1 pm CT tomorrow.