Baseball Wins Sixth-Straight, 10-2
BATON ROUGE -- No. 7 LSU (23-6, 6-3 SEC) defeated Louisiana College (10-15) by a score of 10-2 on Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium to extend the its winning streak to six games.
The Tigers rested the majority of their starters in preparation for a three-game series with top-ranked Florida in Gainesville beginning Thursday. Sophomore right-hander Kurt McCune will get the start against the Gators at 6:30 p.m. CT Thursday, and ESPNU will televise the contest.
Junior left-hander Brent Bonvillain (1-0) picked up the victory for LSU after entering the game in the third inning for starter Cody Glenn. The Tigers' bullpen used seven pitchers to hold Louisiana College in check and allowed a combined four hits.
Reliever Greg Uzee (1-4) took the loss for the Wildcats.
"We accomplished what we set out to do tonight," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "We gave a lot of different guys the opportunity to play, and we were able to see some different pitchers. I thought we had solid efforts from most of the players , and it gave our regulars a chance to rest in preparation for the series in Gainesville."
Louisiana College put a run on the board in the opening frame. Cole Bagbey led off the inning with a single to the third base side. After a balk moved Bagbey to second, Matt Scott grounded out and moved Bagbey to third. Jordan Marks' ground out to third allowed Bagbey to score.
LSU responded in the bottom of the second. Shortstop Casey Yocom knocked a one-out single through the left side of the infield and moved to second on a wild pitch. Snikeris walked and both runners advanced a base on the second wild pitch of the inning. Third baseman Evan Powell's sac fly plated Yocom.
The Tigers grabbed the lead in the third inning against Uzee. Leftfielder Arby Fields led off the inning with a single and stole second. Foster executed a perfect bunt and there was no play at first. With runners on the corners, rightfielder Alex Edward smacked a single to right field to bring home Fields.
Designated hitter Jackson Slaid ripped a single off of the pitcher and the throw to first got away. Foster scored and Edward and Slaid moved to third and second, respectively. Moore lined a single to right that plated Edward.
Snikeris ripped a single past the third baseman that allowed Slaid to score and Yocom to reach second.
Louisiana College plated a run in the top of the fourth. Mike Doughty and Steven Bowman drew consecutive one-out walks and moved up a base on a balk. Cary Myers grounded out to third, but Doughty raced home.
LSU added another run in the bottom of the fourth. Foster laced a one-out single to left and stole second on the next pitch. Edward's hard single to left guided Foster to third and Edward moved to second on a wild pitch. Slaid's groundout to third scored Foster.
The Tigers extended the lead in the bottom of the fifth. Snikeris led off the inning with a single to center and two batters later second baseman Beau Didier added a single of his own. Foster knocked a base hit down the left field line and scored Snikeris from second. Edward's grounder to third was misfired by the third baseman and Didier scored.
After a pitch hit Slaid to load the bases, Moore slashed a two-RBI single to right.
LSU 10, Louisiana College 2 (Apr 03, 2012 at Baton Rouge, La.)
Louisiana College... 100 100 000 - 2 4 3 (10-15)
LSU....................... 014 140 00X - 10 15 0 (23-6)
Pitchers: Louisiana College - Dustin Fulks; Greg Uzee(3); Justin Reed(4); Kory Kottenbrook(5);
Madison Lachney(6); Cole Prejean(8) and Taylor Beavers.
LSU - Cody Glenn; Brent Bonvillain(3); Carson Baranik(5); Kevin Berry(7); Michael Reed(7); Aaron Johnson(8); Joe Broussard(9) and
Win-Brent Bonvillain(1-0) Loss-Greg Uzee(1-4) T-2:37 A-10620
Actual Attendance: 3,016