Tuesday night marked the first game in which the LSU baseball team has looked truly dominant over the course of several contests. With back-to-back homers by Zach Watson and Austin Bain in the third inning, the LSU Tigers breezed past the Colonels, winning 10-1. With the victory, LSU improves to 19-11 on the season.
Watson is now tied with Beau Jordan for most home runs in 2018 at five. The home run scored by Bain made for his second of the season, and he ended the game 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a pair of runs scored.
Right fielder Antoine Duplantis and first baseman Bryce Jordan also put runs on the board for the Tigers. Duplantis finished 3-for-5 along with a double and 2 RBI. Jordan matched his career-high of 4 hits, with an RBI.
As for pitching, AJ Labas impressed yet again, allowing only a single earned run on 5 hits in 5 innings with a walk 2 strikeouts. Labas found himself in a bit of a bind at the top of the fifth inning, where he allowed the only Nicholls run of the night.
“I felt like my mechanics were good again. It was just that fifth inning I felt like my mechanics got away from me,” Labas said. “Each start I’m just building and building and building trying to get back to where I was.”
After a brief rain delay in the 5th, Matthew Beck, Todd Peterson, Cam Sanders and Bain threw 4 scoreless innings to end the game. That extended the LSU bullpen’s streak to 29 1⁄3 innings pitched without allowing a run.
LSU will continue its season as it heads into a three-game series versus Texas A&M in College Station, TX on Thursday.