LSU survives late Missouri push, wins game one

LSU survives late Missouri push, wins game one

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - It wasn't always pretty, but the Tigers got the job done in game one at Missouri with a 7-5 victory.

They started in a 2-0 hole after Zach Lavy sent a triple to right field, but then Jared Poche settled down and keep Missouri off the board for a few frames.

After cutting the Missouri lead in half in the second inning, LSU exploded for a five-run fifth inning. It began with an RBI double from Greg Deichmann to bring in Cole Freeman and tie the game at 2. Kramer Robertson followed that with a single to score Deichmann and give the Tigers their first lead of the game.

The blast that broke it open came off the bat of Bryce Jordan. It was only his second home run of the year, but it was a big one. The three-run shot put LSU ahead 6-2, and they'd need everyone one of those runs.

Missouri would make a two-run push in the sixth inning before a Kirby McGuire homer in the seventh cut LSU's lead down to 6-5.

Freeman would add the insurance run with an RBI single to score Brennan Breaux. The win moves LSU to 23-11 on the season with a 7-6 record in the SEC.

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