Da Boot Sports
By: David Penn
BATON ROUGE, LA - LSU batters seemed to grow more comfortable with each at bat over the season opening weekend. With a final tally of 21-6 in game three of the series, LSU scored a total of 51 against the Black Bears.
Jacob Berry, Cade Doughty, and Brayden Jobert each hit two homeruns, and Giovonni DiGiacomo added a seventh for
the weekend. As a team the Tigers batted .388 and had 49 RBIs with Jobert getting off to a .667 average in his impromptu role as designated hitter.
Ty Floyd (1-0) started on the mound for the Bayou Bengals, pitching five innings and giving up a run, striking out eight Black Bears against only two walks.
Coach Johnson talked about Floyd after the game, “It was a good day, Ty got us off to a great start, and we felt good about his chances to have success today, He delivered, was in the strike zone for the most part and a threw a lot of good pitches.”
Riley Cooper, Trey Shaffer, Garret Edwards, Eric Reyzelman, and Devin Fontenot would all take a turn on the bump in
Maine (0-3) had the most success against Shaffer who gave up five runs in the seventh before being pulled in favor of Edwards and Fontenot would close the game out for the Tigers in the ninth inning.
The Tiger bats went after starting Maine pitcher Jordan Schulefand (0-1) who pitched three innings and gave up 12 runs, 11 in the first two frames; the five runs scored in the first inning were unearned. RHP Caleb Leys was able to stop the bleeding for the Black Bears, allowing only 1 run in the 3.2 innings he spent on the mound.
Johnson said. “It was clear that we were ready to go and face a team in a different uniform after all of the preseason work. Now we have to master our skill moving on, that’s what this sport requires. It comes at you hard and fast, we’re looking forward to our next opportunity on Wednesday at Louisiana Tech.”
Doughty would go three for three at the plate with a home run and five RBIs, Jobert went three for four with a homerun and four RBIs, DiGiacomo went two for three with a homerun and four RBIs. LSU had 16 hits in the game that included five doubles, a triple by Dylan Crews, and three homeruns, they would accumulate 20 RBIs.
LSU (3-0) will now travel to Ruston to take on LA Tech (3-0) on Wednesday, February 23 at 6:00pm CT at Pat Patterson Park in their first midweek matchup of the season.
Photos Below By: Jonathan Mailhes
2/21/2022 01:22:01 pm
Tigers pound the Black Bears. Somehow that just doesn't sound right.
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