LSU Tigers weekend recap: Baseball and women's basketball teams pick up big wins

It was another excellent weekend for LSU Tigers fans, and we're talking more than just the improved weather. Here's your Bayou Bengals weekend recap.
LSU waves to their fans after their win over Tennessee during an NCAA college basketball game on
LSU waves to their fans after their win over Tennessee during an NCAA college basketball game on / Saul Young/News Sentinel / USA TODAY
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LSU baseball goes 2-0 on the weekend

LSU baseball was on the road to redemption after losing their first game of 2024 to Stony Brook on Friday. Jay Johnson's offense remained somewhat anemic on Saturday, but the Tigers returned to the winning track.

Clad in purple jerseys for the first time this season, LSU baseball cruised to a 5-2 win over Northern Illinois courtesy of starting pitcher Luke Holman. The Alabama transfer was nearly unhittable over seven innings of work. He struck out eight Huskies' batters, surrendered only two hits, and did not allow a run.

Northern Illinois pushed across two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning before Gavin Guidry took the mound and shut down their final pair of hitters.

LSU was back on the diamond at Alex Box Stadium on Sunday with Stony Brook again in the visitors' dugout. The Tigers' offense finally woke up and tallied 18 runs on 17 hits and 18 RBIs.

First baseman Jared Jones led the way with two hits, a walk, and three RBIs, including a monster home run in the third inning. Tommy White also picked up a pair of hits and drove in four runs. Javen Coleman took the bump and was solid in four innings of work.

Johnson took advantage of the Tigers' sizable lead and exercised his bullpen. Eight LSU pitchers took the mound following Coleman. Only Fidel Ulloa and DJ Primeaux tossed a scoreless inning.

LSU baseball heads to Houston this week for a four-game road series that begins with Rice on Wednesday.