LSU's Chris Cotton earned his 11th save of the season.
LSU's Chris Cotton earned his 11th save of the season.
Photo by:Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Baseball Closes Out Game 2 at Texas A&M, 7-4
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Published: May 11, 2013, 10:32 AM (CT)
Updated: May 11, 2013, 03:17 PM (CT)
by Bill Franques, Sr. Associate SID

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.

LSU leadoff hitter Sean McMullen was 4-for-4 with a run and three RBI, while second baseman JaCoby Jones was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.

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 or watch streaming video on

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).






















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