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BATON ROUGE, LA - Eighth-ranked LSU put on a strong all-around performance Friday night, collecting 15 runs on 15 hits while limiting Ole Miss to just four hits, as the Tigers (24-11) defeated the Rebels (21-13), 15-2, at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
LSU, which won its third straight SEC game, improved to 8-5 in league play.
LSU leftfielder Antoine Duplantis was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with four RBI. Rightfielder Greg Deichmann was also impressive, garnering three hits and a career high five RBI, including a grand slam.
The Tiger bats proved to be clutch all night, with 12 of LSU’s 15 runs coming with two outs. Second baseman Cole Freeman and designated hitter Jordan Romero each contributed two RBI to help pace the Tigers’ offense.
Right-hander Alex Lange (4-4) earned the win for LSU after firing seven innings and allowing just three hits and no runs, fanning seven.
In the bottom of the first inning Thursday, Romero smashed a chopper past third to drive in shortstop Kramer Robertson on a two-out RBI single to put LSU up 1-0.
Duplantis doubled to left center in the bottom of the second to bring in catcher Michael Papierski from first, as the Tigers took a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the third inning, Romero singled to right for his second RBI of the night, scoring Deichmann, as LSU added to its advantage.
LSU tacked on its fourth run of the evening in the fourth inning after a wild pitch from McArthur allowed Duplantis to come home from third.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Tigers exploded for four runs that all came with two outs. Duplantis started things off with an RBI single up the middle to score pinch runner Jake Slaughter. With the bases loaded, Freeman plated two more runs to drive in Duplantis and Papierski, as the Tigers took a 7-0 advantage.