LSU routes Stony Brook advances to battle Southern Miss

Kristian Garic
May 31, 2019 - 9:29 pm

Backed by an explosive LSU line up, freshman right hander Landon Marceaux dominated on the mound.  The Tigers busted the game wide up in the second inning.  LSU already had a 5 to 1 lead after the first inning then outfielder Zach Watson melted a three run home run over the left field bleachers to give the Tigers a commanding 8-1 advantage after two innings.  

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LSU scored in each of the first five innings, effectively ending the game in the 4th inning, when second baseman Brandt Broussard launched his first career home run over the left field wall to make it 14-1.  LSU would cruise to victory 17-3 over the Seawolves. 

Landon Marceaux went a full five innings on the mound scattering 7 hits, 1 run and striking out 3 hitters.  In the victory, right fielder Antoine Duplantis tied Eddie Furness as the school’s all time hits leader with 352 for his stellar career.  Duplantis needs just one more hit this weekend to pass Furness as the top hit king in LSU baseball history.  Just a hunch, but you might see his name and jersey number hanging at Alex Box Stadium next to the names of Tiger greats Todd Walker, Ben McDonald, Eddie Furness and Skip Bertman.  

No. 1 seeded LSU will play No. 3 seed Southern Miss tomorrow night at 6pm, in Baton Rouge at Alex Box Stadium.  The Golden Eagles advanced after spanking Arizona State 15-3 in the first game of the regional. Freshman Cole Henry will get the start on the mound for LSU.  Southern Miss hasn’t officially named a starter, but have their ace right hander Walker Powell available for the start.  Powell is big dude standing at 6ft 7in, with nasty stuff.  

 

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