OXFORD, MS (WAFB)
The #4 LSU Tigers dominated the Ole Miss Rebels Sunday by the final score of 12-3, winning the pivotal rubber match in Oxford between the two teams.
The Tigers exploded for five runs in the fourth inning, and then five more runs in the sixth to blow the game open. "Gorilla Ball" returned for LSU in a big way, as the Tigers bashed four home runs on the afternoon.
Jacoby Jones crushed one of those shots in the sixth inning for a 12-2 lead and finished with a team high 5 RBI. Austin Nola hammered a 3-run bomb in the fourth, while his younger brother Aaron pitched seven strong innings, allowing just three earned runs. Mason Katz and Ty Ross smashed the other two home runs for the Tigers, who finished with 13 hits altogether.
With the win Paul Mainieri's Tigers improve to 38-11 overall and 16-8 in SEC play, while the Rebels fall to 31-18 and 11-13. There will be no midweek game for LSU this week, before hosting the Vanderbilt Commodores next weekend.