Da Boot Sports
By: David Penn
BATON ROUGE, LA - Brayden Jobert has been on fire since the Saturday's game in Gainesville. On Tuesday night, he followed up his three home runs against Florida with another pair against ULM as the Tigers defeated the Warhawks, 15-4.
In #12 LSU’s last three games, Jobert has gone yard five times brining in 16 runs. The Tigers as a team have put up 42 runs in their last three contests. Jobert now leads the team in both homeruns and RBIs.
Devin Fontenot started for the Tigers pitching the first inning, allowing one run on a pair of hits, walking one, and striking out two.
Trent Vietmeier was the first reliever out of the bullpen and earned the win for the Tigers, pitching two scoreless innings, allowing no hits or runs, walking two, and earning four Ks.
Cale Lansville, Riley Cooper and Eric Reyzelman would draw the other middle relief assignments, combining to allow three runs on five hits, no walks while striking out five. Lansville accounting for three of those hits and all three runs. Ty Floyd would close it for LSU, getting the final inning of work and striking out a pair of batters, allowing no hits or runs.
Gavin Dugas had a pair of hits for LSU including a two run homer, but the story of the night was Brayden Jobert, who went 3-5 at the plate and hit a three RBI double in the first inning, a two run homer, and followed that up with a three run homer, amassing seven RBIs on the evening.
“We wanted to see our players carry the momentum from the Florida series into tonight’s game, and they did a good job of that." Jay Johnson said. "Brayden had some great at-bats tonight, and he’s shown the ability to make adjustments that have created more opportunities for him to drive the ball. He is certainly making a big impact on our team.”
Mikel Howell got the start for the Warhawks but the Tigers chased him from the mound in the first inning as he surrendered six runs on five hits. Seven other pitchers would hit the mound in an attempt to limit the damage. In all the Warhawks would surrender 8 hits and 15 runs.
Mason Holt provided the majority of the offense for ULM by hitting a pair of homeruns and tallying three RBIs.
LSU improves to 18-7 with the win. Up next is a weekend series with Auburn, beginning on Thursday March 31, at 6:00pm CT at Alex Box Stadium, the Friday tilt will start at 6:30pm, and Saturday’s game will begin at 1:00pm.