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Tigers dominate Hawaii to take series, 14-1

The LSU Tigers closed out a three-game series against Hawaii in dominant fashion with a 14-1 win Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers established an early 2-0 lead, as Brandt Broussard recorded his eighth steal of the year. Austin Bain singled through the left side, scoring Broussard. Feduccia doubled to right field, sending Bain home.

Feduccia stayed hot all day long, flying out to left field and scoring junior Antoine Duplantis. Beau Jordan doubled to left center, advancing to third and scoring Bain. The runs continued as Chris Reid singled to center field, allowing Beau Jordan to score. Hal Hughes doubled down the left field line, sending Reid to home base. LSU was up a solid 6-0 at the end of the inning.

The LSU offense came alive once more in a major way in the fifth inning, when Daniel Cabrera doubled to center field, scoring Beau Jordan and Feduccia. Hughes was reached on a fielding error by shortstop, scoring Cabrera. Broussard then doubled to left field, advancing Watson to third and scoring Hughes. Duplantis flew out to left field, sending Watson home.

Feduccia showed he was far from done, doubling to left field to score Bain and Broussard. This all made it 13-0, LSU at the inning’s conclusion. The Tigers continued to run up the score in the sixth inning, with a single down the left field line by Hughes, scoring Reid.

Hawaii’s first run came in the seventh, when Jedd Andrade doubled to left field, scoring Tyler Murray.

On the pitching side for LSU, right-hander Ma’Khail Hilliard did not disappoint in his first career start, pitching for 5.1 innings and recording 3 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts.

“My curveball was on really well and I executed my changeup and two-seamer,” Hilliard said. “I feel like I did really well with that.”

Freshman RHP Cam Sanders replaced Hilliard in the sixth inning. Cam Sanders was relieved by junior LHP Brandon Nowak in the seventh. Sanders pitched 0.2 innings, allowing no hits, no runs and one strikeout.

In the seventh inning, junior RHP Clay Moffitt was brought in to replace Nowak. Nowak went 0.2 innings, allowing 1 hit, 1 run and 2 walks. Moffitt pitched 1 inning, allowing 1 walk before freshman LHP John Kodros was called on to take his place. Kodros pitched 1 inning, allowing 1 hit and striking a batter out.

LSU will continue its season on Wednesday as it takes on South Alabama at 6:30 p.m. CT in The Box.