Louisiana Tech pitcher Logan Robbins limited the Tigers to three hits and a run in 6.2 innings while the Bulldogs’ offense scored in seven different innings to take a 12-1 win over the Tigers Tuesday night in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
LSU drops to 30-19 after the loss. Louisiana Tech improves to 30-19 on the season.
The Tigers are on the road in Fayetteville this weekend for a SEC series with the Arkansas Razorbacks. The first game of the series is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU. Fans can also listen on 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge or online through LSUsports.net/live.
Left-hander Robbins (4-3) earned the win by allowing only three hits and one run in 6.2 innings of work. He also recorded two strikeouts.
Freshman Chase Costello (0-1) suffered the loss for the Tigers. He tossed two innings, giving up five hits and four runs, three of which were earned.
Second baseman Hunter Wells lined a one-out single up the middle to start a two-run first inning for Louisiana Tech. First baseman Mason Mallard followed with a double down the left field line. Third baseman Tanner Huddleston then reached first on an error by the shortstop, allowing Wells to score. After Huddleston advanced to third on a fly out, center fielder Parker Bates dropped an RBI single to right to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead.
Wells singled up the middle again to start the third inning. Mallard slapped a single to left, allowing Wells to move to second and then third on a wild pitch. Huddleston hit a RBI single through the right side that scored Wells. With two outs, designated hitter Manny Garcia dropped a single in left, scoring Mallard from second. This gave Louisiana Tech a 4-0 lead.
Shortstop Taylor Young drew a walk to start the fourth for the Bulldogs. Wells singled to right, allowing Young to advance to third. Mallard followed with a fly out to deep center that scored Young from third, giving the Bulldogs a 5-0 advantage.
Bates hit a leadoff home run in the fifth to extend the Louisiana Tech lead to 6-0.
Mallard lined a one-out double down the left field line in the sixth. Huddleston hit a RBI single to left, scoring Mallard and extending the Bulldogs’ lead, 7-0.
First baseman Cade Beloso reached on an error with one out in the bottom of the seventh, then moved to second on a wild pitch. Left fielder Daniel Cabrera bounced a two-out RBI single up the middle to score Beloso, cutting the Bulldogs’ lead to 7-1.
Louisiana Tech right fielder Mason Robinson hit a leadoff single in the eighth. Young then reached on a successful bunt. Wells was hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Mallard doubled to right center, allowing Young and Robinson to score. Left fielder Steele Netterville slapped a one-out single up the middle and scored Wells from third. Bates followed with a sac fly to center that allowed Mallard to score, extending the Bulldog’s lead to 11-1.
Catcher Chris Clayton reached on an error to start the ninth. Young drew a one-out walk and Wells followed with a single to load the bases. Huddleston singled down the right field line, scoring Clayton to increase the lead, 12-1.
(Press Release Provided by LSU Athletics)