LSU baseball wins SEC Tournament opener after six-run rally - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

LSU baseball wins SEC Tournament opener after six-run rally

LSU Sports Information LSU Sports Information
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Despite entering the SEC Tournament as the regular season champion and ranked first nationally, LSU got off to a sluggish start against ninth-seeded Auburn, trailing by five on separate occasions until a fifth inning rally saw the Tigers take the lead and never look back, holding on for a 9-8 win Wednesday night.

Sophomore starter Jared Poche gave up five runs in the first inning and was pulled after escaping the frame.  Six other pitchers would combine to hold Auburn to just three more runs but not before LSU fell behind 8-3.  Jared Foster's home run in the third inning kept the Tigers alive and he sparked a rally again when the senior hit a double to start the fifth inning.  Seven other Tigers would reach base in the frame as LSU erased the deficit and took a 9-8 lead on a Chris Sciambra single.

After the game Alex Bregman spoke with FOX 8's Chad Sabadie about the big comeback "We're just resilient. This team is very resilient. We're going to try to find ways to win and that's what we did tonight.  We've done that all year and that's why we've had success and if we just keep battling through the ups and downs, through the adversity, we're going to come out on top and accomplish all of the goals that we'd like to."

Paul Mainieri's squad awaits the winner of Wednesday's late game between Florida and Arkansas. Mainieri said freshman Austin Bain will be the starting pitcher Thursday.  First pitch will be decided by the conclusion of the Vanderbilt-Texas A&M game which is set to start at 4:30 PM.

SEC Freshman of the Year Alex Lange remains available to pitch in the Tigers' third game and Mainieri did not rule out another appearance for Poche, who Bregman says has the full support of his teammates "That wasn't Jared's best outing but we know he's going to be a bulldog for us down the stretch run and we're just going to keep at it, keep fighting and keep scratching and clawing like Tigers."

Copyright 2015 http://fox8live.com">WVUE. All rights reserved.


  • SportsMore>>

  • Pelicans primed to close out the Blazers Saturday

    Pelicans primed to close out the Blazers Saturday

    Anthony Davis racked up 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Source: Nola.comAnthony Davis racked up 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Source: Nola.com
    Anthony Davis racked up 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Source: Nola.comAnthony Davis racked up 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Source: Nola.com
    No play sums up the Pelicans absolute destruction of the Trail Blazers more then when Anthony Davis slammed the door, literally and figuratively, on the Blazers hopes. Now the Pels leading 3 games to none on the Blazers. "We knew they were going to come in and play desperate. We just tried to match that desperation, honestly, and play more desperate. They came out early and made some shots, but we were able to counter them and start playing a little bit of defense and were ...more>>
    No play sums up the Pelicans absolute destruction of the Trail Blazers more then when Anthony Davis slammed the door, literally and figuratively, on the Blazers hopes. Now the Pels leading 3 games to none on the Blazers. "We knew they were going to come in and play desperate. We just tried to match that desperation, honestly, and play more desperate. They came out early and made some shots, but we were able to counter them and start playing a little bit of defense and were ...more>>
  • South Carolina shocks LSU in 11-0 shutout loss for Tigers

    South Carolina shocks LSU in 11-0 shutout loss for Tigers

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:21:49 GMT
    Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB)Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB)
    Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB)Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB)

    LSU suffered a second straight damaging road loss Friday night as Zack Hess and the Tigers fell 11-0 in Game 1 to the Gamecocks.

    more>>

    LSU suffered a second straight damaging road loss Friday night as Zack Hess and the Tigers fell 11-0 in Game 1 to the Gamecocks.

    more>>
  • LSU gymnastics advances to the Super Six

    LSU gymnastics advances to the Super Six

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:34:49 GMT

    For the seventh time in program history, the LSU gymnastics team has advanced to the Super Six and will compete for a national gymnastics championship. 

    more>>

    For the seventh time in program history, the LSU gymnastics team has advanced to the Super Six and will compete for a national gymnastics championship. 

    more>>
Powered by Frankly