LSU Baseball drops game 2 against Mississippi State, 2-1

LSU Baseball drops game 2 against Mississippi State, 2-1

(Information Courtesy of LSU Athletics)

Right-hander Austin Sexton limited 5th-ranked LSU to one run in 7.1 innings Saturday as No. 6 Mississippi State edged the Tigers 2-1 in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field on Saturday night.

With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 27-12-1 and 10-7 in Southeastern Conference play while LSU fell to 26-13 and 9-8 in conference play.

Game 3 of the series will start Sunday at 12 p.m. in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field and will be aired on ESPN2. The game can be heard on the LSU Sports Radio Network, including 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge. Fans can go to LSUsports.net for live stats and audio through the GeauxZone.

Sexton (4-2) earned the win after tossing 7.1 innings and allowing one run on five hits, striking out four.

Right-hander Reid Humphreys collected his fifth save of the season, firing 0.2 innings and gave up no hits.

Right-hander Alex Lange (4-3)was charged with the loss after allowing only two runs on just four hits, striking out seven in a nine inning performance.

In the top of the first inning, designated hitter Jack Kruger hit a solo shot to left field, giving the Bulldogs an early 1-0 lead.

The Bulldogs extended their lead 2-0 in the top of the sixth inning as Reid Humphreys hit an RBI sacrifice fly with the bases loaded to bring in another run.

LSU got on the board in the eighth as centerfielder Jake Fraley grounded out to short to bring pinch hitter Beau Jordan home from third, cutting the Bulldogs lead to 2-1.