LSU dominates Vanderbilt in SEC tourney - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

LSU dominates Vanderbilt in SEC tourney

The 8th-ranked LSU Tigers continued their recent offensive surge with 11 runs on 15 hits, as the Tigers run-ruled 10th-ranked Vanderbilt, 11-1, in seven innings at the SEC tournament.

Dating back to last Tuesday night, LSU has outscored its opponents 67-5 in five straight wins.

Sophomore shortstop Alex Bregman led LSU with five RBI, including a three-run home run. Bregman, Mark Laird and Conner Hale each tallied three hits for the Tigers. Laird also scored four runs and added two stolen bases.

"I think we came out today with the approach of getting on base and putting together quality at-bats," Alex Bregman said. "We stuck to that approach the entire game, and the ball was traveling well."

Freshman pitcher Jared Poche' fired seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits to earn his ninth victory on the mound. After a tough first inning, Poche' found a groove as his teammates backed him with great defense and plenty of run support.

"It was a great, solid victory for the Tigers today," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "It was just an outstanding performance in every phase. Poche' set the tone, he pitched around some trouble in the first inning and limited the damage. It was one of those day where we swung the bats great again, and we played very good defense. It was a good way to start the tournament by beating an outstanding ball club like Vanderbilt."

With the win, LSU (41-14-1) will next play Thursday at 4:30 against the winner of Wednesday's Ole Miss vs Arkansas game.

LSU ace Aaron Nola (9-1, 1.42 ERA) will start for the Tigers on Thursday.

 

  • SportsMore>>

  • LSU baseball earns first round SEC Tournament win

    LSU baseball earns first round SEC Tournament win

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:25:08 GMT
    Source: LSUsports.netSource: LSUsports.net

    With the game knotted at four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, LSU third baseman Jake Slaughter was hit by a pitch to propel the Tigers into the double elimination portion of the SEC Tournament with an 8-5 win against Mississippi State Tuesday night at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

    more>>

    With the game knotted at four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, LSU third baseman Jake Slaughter was hit by a pitch to propel the Tigers into the double elimination portion of the SEC Tournament with an 8-5 win against Mississippi State Tuesday night at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

    more>>
  • New Orleans contingent eager to secure Super Bowl bid

    New Orleans contingent eager to secure Super Bowl bid

    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | Times-PicayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune

    Saints President Dennis Lauscha has been in the scenario of presenting a Super Bowl bid before. "It’s our third presentation in the last three presentation periods," he said Tuesday from the NFL Owners' Meetings in Atlanta.

    more>>

    Saints President Dennis Lauscha has been in the scenario of presenting a Super Bowl bid before. "It’s our third presentation in the last three presentation periods," he said Tuesday from the NFL Owners' Meetings in Atlanta.

    more>>
  • New Orleans expected to host Super Bowl LVIII

    New Orleans expected to host Super Bowl LVIII

    Report: New Orleans will host Super Bowl in 2024. (FOX 8 Photo/FILE)Report: New Orleans will host Super Bowl in 2024. (FOX 8 Photo/FILE)

    New Orleans will host the Super Bowl LVIII in 2024

    more>>

    New Orleans will host the Super Bowl LVIII in 2024

    more>>
Powered by Frankly