Aaron Nola shuts out Alabama 2-0

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BATON ROUGE, LA - In what was likely his last regular-season start at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field, LSU junior pitcher Aaron Nola delivered a masterful performance, shutting out Alabama in a 2-0 victory Saturday afternoon.

Sixth-ranked LSU improved to 36-13-1 overall and 14-10-1 in the SEC. No. 19 Alabama dropped to 31-19 overall and 13-12 in league play.

The teams will play in Game 2 of the doubleheader tonight at 7 p.m. It can be heard on the LSU Sports Radio Network, and live video is available in the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net.

Tickets for Saturday night's game are on sale at LSUtix.net, and tickets will be on sale at the stadium beginning at 5 p.m.

Nola (8-1) retired the first 15 batters he faced en route to the shutout, striking out nine and scattering four hits in the process. Alabama right-hander Spencer Turnbull (5-5) suffered a tough-luck loss after giving up two earned runs through eight innings of work.

The outing was the first shutout by an LSU pitcher this season and the fourth of Nola's storied career at LSU. His career strikeouts total increased to 322, as he claimed sole possession of fourth on LSU's all-time strikeouts list.