Baseball Closes Out Game 2 at Texas A&M, 7-4

LSU's Chris Cotton earned his 11th save of the season.
LSU's Chris Cotton earned his 11th save of the season.
Steve Franz
Bill Franques
Bill Franques
Communications Sr. Associate

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).