LSU Baseball, needing to score in the bottom of the 9th inning to keep its SEC Tournament alive, found an improbable opportunity against Auburn on the final play to nab a Thursday afternoon victory, 4-3.
This, coming after LSU played a game that ended at 3am CT just 10 hours before their first pitch in an elimination game.
The winning play began with a wild pitch that got away from the Auburn catcher, allowing Giovanni DiGiacomo to score and tie the game. The play continued when no one from Auburn could locate the baseball that got away, then kicked and threw away a play at the plate with Drew Bianco. The play, in all, brought in two runs in a matter of seconds, clinching the win for the Bayou Bengals.
Starting pitcher Landon Marceaux led the Tigers with 6 2/3 innings pitched, not allowing a run and scattering seven hits on the day, along with five strikeouts.
LSU will now advance to Friday’s elimination game against the loser of the Mississippi State/Vanderbilt contest.
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