By: Terrill J. Weil
Da Boot Sports!
Landon Marceaux would take the mound for the Tigers as they play game two of their three game series with UMass Lowell at Alex Box Stadium.
Marceaux would handle the Rivers Hawks batters with ease for the first two innings while the Tigers would plate a run in the first, when Mitchell Sanford would single up the middle with runners at first and second, scoring Daniel Cabrerain . Then would add two more runs in the second inning as both Collier Cranford and Daniel Cabrera would each single in a RBI with runners in scoring position. We would head to the third inning with LSU up 3-0.
UMass Lowell would get on the score board as they would send a run across the plate in the top of the third inning. With a runner on first, Martin would double deep down the right field line to send Calero home. 3-1, Tigers.
The River Hawks would plate their second run of the game in the top of the fourth inning, as Landon Marceaux would have a shaky inning. 3-2 Tigers.
The Tigers would answer back in the bottom of the fourth as Daniel Cabrera would pick up two RBIs in the inning to give LSU a 5-2 lead. The Tigers would start to look like the Tigers of old, as they played aggressive at the plate with timely hitting and solid, smart base running.
LSU would bat around in the bottom of the fifth, scoring five more runs. The inning was highlighted by Cade Beloso's lead off double, followed by a couple of issued walks and timely singles, as the Tigers would increase their lead to 10-2.
Jaden Hill would start the sixth inning for the Tigers, easily taking down the River Hawks, three up-three down. The Tigers would then plate a single run in the bottom of the frame. 11-2, LSU as we head to the seventh.
Neither team could plate a run in the seventh, as the River Hawks would go three up-three down for the second consecutive inning, and the Tigers would leave two on base.
The Tigers would add an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth, and Jaden Hill would finish his masterful pitching night, sitting down 12 straight batters, as LSU would win the series winning game two, 12-2. LSU will play game three tomorrow, Sunday March 8th at 2pm, as they will look to sweep the River Hawks.
With the win, LSU is now 10-5 on the season. Landon Marceaux (2-0) would earn the win, while Jaden Hill would earn his second save of the season.