BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Ka'ai Tom doubled to score two runs in the top of the 12th inning, leading Kentucky to a 5-4 upset of top-ranked LSU Friday night at Alex Box.
Tigers' starter Jared Poche' pitched four perfect innings and entered the seventh inning with a 2-0 lead and a 1-hitter, when the Wildcats erupted for five hits and three runs, capped by Kyle Barrett's RBI single to right.
LSU (22-4, 4-3) tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh on an error by Thomas Bernol and appeared ready to win the game in the eleventh on Connor Hale's two-out, bases-loaded single. However, on that play baserunner Alex Bregman was ruled out when Hale's grounder between first and second base hit the Tigers' shortstop in the base path.
Kentucky (17-9, 3-4) fell behind 2-0 in the bottom of the second on a Jake Fraley fielder's choice grounder that drove home Andrew Stevenson and Chris Sciambra's RBI single.
Jake Fraley's sacrifice fly cut Kentucky's lead to 5-4 with two outs and a runner on third in the bottom of the 12, but Jared Foster's ground out ended the game.
LSU closer Jesse Stallings (0-1) suffered his first loss of the season, allowing two runs in three and two thirds innings of relief.