LSU bounces back after tough weekend with 13-2 win against Grambling

LSU bounces back after tough weekend with 13-2 win against Grambling

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BATON ROUGE, LA - The No. 13 LSU baseball team scored 13 runs on 15 hits to roll past Grambling State University, 13-2, Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

With the win, LSU improved to 20-10 on the season.

Russell Reynolds (1-1) earned the win after pitching the third inning. The senior right-hander blanked Grambling in the frame.

Freshman right-hander Todd Peterson started the game for the Tigers and allowed two runs - one earned - on two hits, walked one and struck out one. LSU used 10 pitchers out of the bullpen, who combined to shut out Grambling, allowing four hits, two walks and striking out eight.

Grambling took the 2-0 lead in the top of the first. With shortstop Marshawn Taylor at third after a leadoff single and a throwing error, Taylor scored on an error by the third baseman. With first baseman Daniel Barnet on third base, catcher Johan Mojica singled to left field to drive in the second run of the inning.

LSU cut Grambling's lead to 2-1 in the first. Second baseman Cole Freeman worked a four-pitch walk to lead of the inning, and shortstop Kramer Robertson singled up the middle to drive him home.

Catcher Jordan Romero led off the bottom of the third with a single up the middle and advanced to second on a ground ball. Jake Slaughter singled to right field to plate the tying run for the Tigers. The first baseman advanced to third on the errant throw home and scored on third baseman Chris Reid's sacrifice fly to centerfield to give LSU the 3-2 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth, centerfielder Zach Watson ripped his first career triple and scored on Freeman's sacrifice fly to left field, which lifted LSU to the 4-2 lead.