BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A comeback by No. 9 LSU in the second game against No. 4 Alabama fell just short Saturday at Tiger Park.
The Tigers suffered a 4-3 loss to the Tide. With the win, Alabama clinched the series and the regular season SEC title outright.
Shemiah Sanchez hit a solo home run. It was her team-leading 17th dinger of the season. She is one home run away from tying the single season record.
Maribeth Gorsuch started in the circle for LSU but struggled. She gave up three runs on three hits in 1.1 innings of work. She walked five batters and recorded no strikeouts. She suffered the loss and dropped to 11-3 on the season. Shelby Wickersham entered the game in relief and only allowed one run on three hits. She struck out four and walked two.
The second inning was disastrous for Gorsuch, as she walked three batters in a row with the bases loaded to give the Tide the 3-0 lead. A solo home run in the third inning put Alabama up 4-0.
The Tigers didn’t give up any more runs and started their comeback in the fourth inning. A sac fly by Amanda Doyle allowed Savannah Stewart to score to make it 4-1.
In the fifth inning, Stewart singled to left field and Amber Serrett crossed home plate and pulled the Tigers within two runs.
In the sixth inning, Sanchez went yard over the left center wall to make it 4-3.
The Tigers will try to avoid the sweep Sunday at 1 p.m.