LSU beats Vandy 11-1 in 7 innings

HOOVER, AL (WAFB) - The offensive explosion continues for the LSU in the SEC Tournament.

The Tigers (41-14-1) hammered out 15 hits and beat Vanderbilt 11-1 in 7 innings. The game was called after 7 innings due to a 10-run rule.

Alex Bregman hit a 3-run home run for LSU extending the Tigers lead to 5-1 and starting the scoring fireworks in the 5th inning.

Bregman finished with 3 hits and 5 RBIs for the Tigers.

Mark Laird scored four times for the Tigers and Connor Hale added three hits, including two doubles for the Tiger offense.

Laird added four hits, three RBIs and two stolen bases for LSU as well.

It's not just the hitting that won the game for LSU. After a 23 pitch first inning, Jared Poche settled down to hold the Commodores to one run and five hits. He added three strike outs.

"It was a great, solid victory for the Tigers today," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "I was just an outstanding performance in every phase. Poche' set the tone, he pitched around some trouble in the first inning and limited the damage. It was one of those day where we swung the bats great again, and we played very good defense. It was a good way to start the tournament by beating an outstanding ball  club like Vanderbilt."

LSU will play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Arkansas upset Ole Miss 2-1. Vanderbilt will play Ole Miss at 9:30 a.m.

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