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BATON ROUGE, LA - Junior catcher Michael Papierski ripped a grand slam into left field to lift No. 6 LSU to a 5-2 lead in the fourth inning, but it was not enough as Tulane rebounded to defeat the Tigers, 7-6, Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
Russell Reynolds entered in the sixth inning and pitched 0.2 innings allowing two runs on three hits, walking one and striking out one. The senior right-hander was charged with the loss, falling to 0-1 on the season.
Freshman Zack Hess got the starting nod for the Tigers. The right-hander tossed five innings and allowed four runs on five hits, struck out seven and walked one.
Tulane struck first and took the 1-0 lead in the top of the third on second baseman Jake Willsey’s solo home run to left-centerfield.
In the top of the fourth with runners on the corners and one out, Tulane third baseman Kody Hoese reached on a fielder’s choice which scored designated hitter Jarret DeHart from third, who reached earlier on a walk.
With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the fourth, designated hitter Beau Jordan singled to the shortstop and drove in centerfielder Antoine Duplantis to cut the Tiger deficit to 2-1. In the next at-bat LSU snatched the 5-2 lead on catcher Michael Papierski’s grand slam to left field.