South Carolina shocks LSU in 11-0 shutout loss for Tigers

South Carolina shocks LSU in 11-0 shutout loss for Tigers
Paul Mainieri (Source: WAFB)

COLUMBIA, SC (WAFB) - LSU suffered a second straight damaging road loss Friday night as Zack Hess and the Tigers fell 11-0 in Game 1 to the Gamecocks.

South Carolina (21-17, 7-9) outhit the Tigers 14-2 and seldom-used Logan Chapman combined with two relievers for a shutout to improve to 3-0.

While Hess allowed a first inning home run to Carlos Cortes, who was 3-for-4, for the only run the Gamecocks would need, Chapman pitched into the seventh allowing two hits and no runs.

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South Carolina blew the game open after Hess worked six innings, scoring two in the seventh and six more in the eighth against the Tigers bullpen.

LSU (24-15, 9-7) suffered its second straight loss and is now just 2-8 in road games, with five more to play away from home in the next nine days.

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