Dugas leads LSU past Oregon 4-1, forces deciding game seven

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Gavin Dugas (6) was 3-for-4 at the plate in the win against Oregon.
Gavin Dugas (6) was 3-for-4 at the plate in the win against Oregon.(LSU Baseball)
Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 12:30 AM CDT
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EUGENE, Ore. (WAFB) - Left fielder Gavin Dugas helped lead the LSU Tigers past the No. 14 overall national seed Oregon Ducks 4-1 and force a deciding game seven on Monday, June 7 at 9 p.m. with a chance to advance to the Super Regionals in Knoxville, Tennessee.

In the game against the Ducks, Dugas was 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run, a triple, and a double. Dugas had a crucial triple in the top of the sixth inning that appeared to be an inside the park home run, but was ruled a triple and an error by the outfielder, but Dugas would score to give LSU a 3-1 lead.

In the two games for the Tigers, Dugas was 4-for-5 with two triples, a double, a home run and three RBI.

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Freshman pitcher Javen Coleman was brilliant out of the bullpen for the Tigers, throwing six innings, allowing one run, on three hits while striking out six batters. The Ducks were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and LSU held them to just four hits, with their last coming in the third inning.

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The Tigers quickly got things going in the top of the first inning as Dylan Crews led things off with a double, and would later score on a Tre’ Morgan RBI fielders choice to make it 1-0.

In the bottom of the third Oregon would tie the game with a RBI sac-fly from Kenyon Yovan to make it 1-1. However, that lead would be short lived for the Ducks as Dugas launched a no-doubt solo home run to left center, his 17th of the season to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead.

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In the top of the sixth inning, Dugas would add another insurance run as he hit the ball to the deepest part of PK Park in what was ruled to be a triple with the runner scoring on an error to give LSU a 3-1 lead.

Crews the red hot freshman phenom would hit his third home run of the Regional with a blast to left field, his 16th of the season to give the Tigers a 4-1 lead. Crews is hitting a blistering .625 in the Eugene Regional with a triple, three home runs, and two doubles.

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