LSU takes down Auburn 8-3, Marceaux strikes out 11
AUBURN, Ala. (WAFB) - The LSU Tigers took down Auburn 8-3 in game one of a crucial weekend series as the Bayou Bengals try to make a run to the post season.
Starting pitcher Landon Marceaux (5-4) threw 6.1 innings, striking out 11 batters, allowing three runs on seven hits. The LSU Tigers (28-17, 8-14) scored 8 runs on 11 hits. Freshman Tre’ Morgan led the way going 4-5 at the plate including a two-run triple in the top of the eighth inning.
LSU got things started in the top of the third inning as Alex Milazzo led things off with a double and would later score with the bases loaded when Gavin Dugas was hit by pitch to take a 1-0 lead.
Cade Doughty would add another run on a RBI single to make it 2-0 and Giovanni DiGiacomo added another run on a RBI sac-fly to make it 3-0.
The Auburn Tigers (19-22, 5-17) would answer with a RBI single in the bottom of the third inning to make it 3-1.
After two scoreless innings LSU added another run on a RBI single from Drew Bianco to make it 4-1. Auburn would trim the lead to 4-3 with solo home runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and seventh.
In the top of the eighth LSU would add insurance runs with a RBI sac-fly from Milazzo to make it 5-3.
And Morgan would add two more runs on a two-run triple to make it 7-3. LSU would add one last run in the top of the ninth the with a RBI sac-fly from Jordan Thompson to make it 8-3.
LSU will look to take the series against Auburn on Friday, May 7 with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m.
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