Lou Brock watches Tigers spank Southern, 13-2

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  1. StLee

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    LSU story

    Tigers Win Cross-Town Match-up, 13-2
    04/16/02


    BATON ROUGE -- LSU's scoring barrage continued on Tuesday night against cross-town rival Southern, as the Fighting Tigers ran out to a 10-0 lead after five innings and never looked back in cruising to an 13-2 victory at Alex Box Stadium, the Tigers' sixth consecutive victory and 37 in 38 tries against the Jaguars.

    The Tigers (25-13) resume Southeastern Conference play Friday at 6 p.m. CDT in the first game of a key three-game weekend series against SEC East leader South Carolina (28-8, 9-5) in Columbia. The Gamecocks play at top-ranked Clemson on Wednesday.

    LSU has scored 37 runs in its last three games, the first time the Tigers have scored in double figures in three straight games since last year's SEC Tournament.

    The Tigers got on the board early thanks to a Southern error, as Jaguar outfielders Rawle McIntosh and Robert Primus collided on Rocky Scelfo's fly ball that got lost in the sun, allowing Scelfo to go all the way to third on Primus' miscue. Wally Pontiff's sacrifice fly two batters later plated Scelfo with the game's first run.

    LSU used a more conventional method to take a 3-0 lead in the second, as Matt Heath led off with a base hit, then came home two batters later when Chris Phillips launched a two-run homer into the left-center field bleachers for his fifth round-tripper of the year, tying him with Pontiff and Aaron Hill for the team lead.

    The Tigers would load the bases to start the third, as Hill and Sean Barker walked to sandwich a base hit by Pontiff. Eric Wiethorn then extended the LSU lead to 5-0 with a two-run double to left that ended the evening for Southern starting pitcher David Mouton (3-1).

    Reliever Dewon Day retired Matt Heath on a ground ball, but Barker scored to make it 6-0, with a fielder's choice grounder by Phillips plating Wiethorn for the last run of the inning.

    LSU scored a run without a hit in the fourth, as Scelfo was hit by a pitch and Hill walked before the pair executed a double steal to move into scoring position. Scelfo would score on a passed ball by Brandon Mason.

    LSU starter Clay Harris certainly appreciated the support, but his effort made the runs superfluous, as the true freshman gave up just two singles over five shutout innings and walked none to improve to 2-0 on the year.

    The Tigers carried the shutout into the ninth inning until the Jaguars finally scored off of LSU relief ace Jake Tompkins, as Theo Dumas' ground ball with the bases loaded scored two runs, as Hill's error allowed the second run to cross. Brad David worked a scoreless sixth inning, while Justin Hill and Billy Brian pitched the seventh and eighth innings in their first outings of the season.

    Hill added a two-run double in the seventh, while Pontiff followed with a double to score Hill. However, LSU's streak of 11 consecutive games with 10 or more hits ended when the Tigers finished the evening with nine.
     
  2. lsucurlyq

    lsucurlyq Freshman

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    my god what happened to the team we were earlier? wow we have improved soo much.. congrats team!
     
  3. Ellis Hugh

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    'nuff said.
     
  4. MobileBengal

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    Also, in the last 4 games, the average final is 12-3, LSU. Not a bad margin.
     

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