Demons demolished by LSU, 27-0

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Tyler Moore and Alex Bregman each had eight RBI and five Tigers pitchers combined for a no-hitter as No. 15 LSU demolished the Demons of Northwestern State 27-0 in six innings.

The Tigers (37-14-1) celebrated Senior Night and their final home game of the regular season by scoring seven first inning runs, highlighted by Moore's grand slam homer.

The lead soared to 11-0 in the second inning after Moore added a bases-loaded three-run double.

Jake Fraley hit the second of five LSU homers in a seven-run third inning to make it 18-0 after three, and Bregman hit the first of his two home runs, another grand slam in the fourth to increase the lead to 24-0. Kramer Robertson had the other Tigers' homer, the first of his LSU career.

The game was called in the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs and two runners on after lightning and rain were detected near the stadium. The original start time was pushed back because of weather and a delay was called at the top of the third inning as well.

The 27-run margin was a school record, and the run total was just two shy of another record set in the 1996 NCAA Regional when LSU beat Georgia Tech 29-13.

Jared Poche' (7-3), Kyle Bouman, Nate Fury, Kurt McCune and Joe Broussard combined for six innings of no-hit pitching, allowing just one walk to go with nine strikeouts.

"It's really hard to put into words a description of this game," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "Northwestern State has a very good team that is battling to win its conference title this weekend, and we have tremendous respect for their program. It was just one of those nights where we squared up on pitches and swung the bats exceptionally well. Our guys are excited and looking forward to a great series at Auburn with a lot at stake, including a chance to win the SEC West."

Northwestern State (30-22) closes out its season in Hammond at Southeastern for a Southland Conference series, while LSU heads to Auburn for its final three-game SEC series starting Thursday night.

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