The LSU Tigers (36-10) faced the Tulane Green Wave (29-16) on Tuesday night for the second time this season. Joe Broussard started for the Tigers and gave the Tigers a good outing going 4 innings giving up only 4 hits and only 1 earned run adding 4 strikeouts. Tulane started Alex Byo; he went 5 innings giving up 3 runs on 7 hits.
Raph Rhymes continued his hitting clinic by going two for three last night and has all but solidified himself at the top spot for LSU batting averages all-time. It is almost laughable to think that someone with these new bats and batting averages dropping all across baseball could be hitting right at .500 now at the end of April. And to think he almost quit playing baseball before his collegiate career even began.
The Tigers put up a few runs early but the real damage was done in the sixth inning. In the sixth the Tigers exploded for six runs on four hits and Tulane contributed with two errors. The Tigers scored all runs coming with two outs in the inning, which goes to show you just how contagious hitting can be sometimes. Snikeris was the only LSU starter who did not record a hit in the game but he still managed to cross the plate twice.
It was a collective effort on the mound Tuesday night by the LSU pitching staff, eight different pitchers took the mound. However, five of the pitchers did not record more than two outs. Nevertheless the Tigers only gave up five runs with only two of them earned and nine strikeouts as a team in the 9-5 victory over Tulane. Tigers play Ole Miss in Oxford this weekend before returning home against Vanderbilt for their final home series of the regular season.