In what has become all too common problem during this season, LSU struggled mightily last night against a mid-week Southland Conference opponent and for the 2nd time this year lost to one. The Tigers 0-2 shut out loss to McNeese St. only served to put a spotlight on just how bad things have gotten at the plate lately. 1 through 5 in the LSU lineup last night were an abysmal 1-for-17 with 6 strikeouts. The team as a whole had 4 hits to 8 strikeouts and never managed to string more than one of those hits together for some offensive output, leaving 9 on base. It's hard to call LSU pitching a bright spot given that there are now 8 members of the bullpen down with some kind of injury issue, but those that can still play are doing nicely for themselves. Ma'Khail Hilliard was charged with the loss, giving up a run on 1 hit in 2.2 innings of work, a session I think was shortened because he may be called on in Starkville this weekend. There was also another great short relief outing from Clay Moffitt, who escaped a bases loaded jam in the third inning and kept his perfect 0.00 ERA and zero walks intact, now through 8.1 innings of work. Given the circumstances, I can see him start to get some weekend relief work as well. The road stretch continues this Thursday as LSU heads to Starkvegas to face Mississippi St and a no doubt insane crowd this weekend at the newly-renovated Dudy Noble Condos
If you've ever wanted a pair of this year's edition of the Nike official LSU Training Shoes, Nike's website is running one helluva special. Sizes limited.
It's all about the game, and how you play. It's all about recruits and if you can take them. Thanks to LSUFreek. For the non wrassle-clined: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7G7AnCC2mk
Softball's hot finish to the season earned them the 10th overall seed in the postseason tournament, which mean they will host a regional at Tiger Park against Arizona St, McNeese, and LIU-Brooklyn. The regional starts this Friday.
Leonard Fournette was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his 159-yard three touchdown day against Mississippi State, while center Ethan Pocic earned the Offensive Lineman of the Week honor. Per the SEC release, Pocic graded out at 92% and finished with 16 knock-down blocks.