COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Eleven hours after game 2 of its series at Texas A&M was suspended, the LSU baseball team finished off its 20th Southeastern Conference win of the season on Saturday morning, 7-4.
LSU (44-7, 20-6), which led 7-2 after six innings when the game was stopped late Friday, evened the series when Chris Cotton pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his 11th save of the season.
Starter Aaron Nola improved to 10-0 on the season after allowing two runs on six hits in six innings when the game was haulted Friday.
Game 3 of the series, which will be a seven-inning affair, starts at noon CT on ESPN, with an 11:30 a.m. pregame show on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Listen live on www.LSUsports.net/live or watch streaming video on www.WatchESPN.com.
LSU can clinch the SEC's Western Division title and the No. 2 seed in the May 21-26 SEC Tournament with a victory.
LSU 7, Texas A&M 4 (May 10, 2013 at College Station, TX)
LSU....................... 030 301 000 - 7 17 1 (44-7, 20-6 SEC)
Texas A&M........... 000 002 110 - 4 10 0 (27-23, 11-14 SEC)
Pitchers: LSU - Aaron Nola; Joey Bourgeois(7); Nick Rumbelow(8); Chris Cotton(9) and Ty Ross.
Texas A&M - Matt Kent; Jason Freeman(2); Andrew Vinson(4); Corey Ray(7) and Troy Stein.
Win-Aaron Nola(10-0) Save-Chris Cotton(11) Loss-Matt Kent(2-3) T-2:47 A-5488
HR TA - Daniel Mengden (3).