LSU baseball falls to Alabama in Game 2, 6-1

LSU baseball falls to Alabama in Game 2, 6-1

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BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide by a score of 6-1 in game two of the series Saturday night in Alex Box Stadium.

With the loss, LSU drops to 30-21 overall and 13-13 in SEC play. Alabama improves to 26-26 overall and 7-19 in the SEC.

Game three of the series will begin at 2 p.m. CT Sunday, and it can be heard on affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network. The game may also be viewed on SEC Network +, accessible at and the Watch ESPN app.

Right-handed pitcher Ma'Khail Hilliard (8-4) was charged with the loss, surrendering five runs on four hits in 3.0 innings. Right-hander Cam Sanders worked 3.2 innings in relief of Hilliard and allowed one run on two hits.

Alabama's Jake Waters (3-5) earned the win Saturday night, limiting LSU to one run on four hits in 8.0 innings.

Alabama took the early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when designated hitter Kyle Kaufman hit a sac-fly that drove in first baseman John Trousdale. With two outs in the second inning, third baseman Cobie Vance homered to left field scoring shortstop Jett Manning to give Alabama the 3-0 lead.

Alabama continued their two-out hitting in the second inning. With the bases loaded, Hilliard hit more leftfield Keith Holcombe driving in another run and bringing Alabama's lead to 4-0.

In the top of the third, Kaufman walked and advanced to second on a groundout. Vance singled through the left side to score Kaufman and gave Alabama the 5-0 lead.

The Tigers cut the Crimson Tide's lead to 5-1 in the bottom of fourth when right fielder Antoine Duplantis scored from second on designated hitter Daniel Cabrera's single.

Alabama centerfielder Walker McCleney was walked with two outs in the top of the seventh. McCleney stole second and crossed home after right fielder Joe Breaux singled to centerfield scoring the final run for the Crimson Tide.