The LSU Tigers baseball team beat New Orleans 7-4 to sweep the two-game set. Parker Bugg, with the bases loaded in the 9th, strikes out the final batter. Kyle Bouman (1-0) is credited with the win and Bugg gets the save.
LSU had a bit more offense this afternoon after the bats were relatively quiet in the 2-0 win in the season opener on Friday night and collected 13 hits in addition to their seven runs as Bouman was great in his LSU debut.
Bouman went five innings and retired 13 straight batters before being lifted after five innings.
New Orleans got on the scoreboard with an RBI single from Samuel Capielano to plate Cameron Hoffman, but LSU answered with a three-spot in the top of the second with an RBI single from Connor Hale and a two-out single from Sean McMullen scored two.
LSU added another run in the third on a Andrew Stevenson liner that drove in Kade Scivicque. The Tigers knocked out UNO starter Alex Smith in the top of the fourth as they would score two more to make it 6-1.
Alex Bregman picked up his third hit of the afternoon when he smacked a double in the sixth and would come around to score on a double from Jared Foster to make it 7-1.
Things unraveled a bit in the bottom half of the sixth when Brady Domangue couldn’t find the strike zone and walked the bases loaded before Henri Faucheaux came in and promptly walked the first batter he faced on four straight. New Orleans would score three in the inning to make it a game at 7-4
However, that would be all the scoring today from Zephyr Field as Bugg closed things out in the ninth, although he did make things interesting as New Orleans loaded the bases, but Bugg got Zach Liberto to strikeout to end the game.
LSU hosts Grambling tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. CT.