HAMMOND, La. – LSU’s bid for another comeback victory fell just short Wednesday night, as Southeastern Louisiana hung on for a 5-4 win over the Tigers at Alumni Field.
LSU dropped to 5-4 on the year, while Southeastern improved to 6-3. The Tigers return to action at 7 p.m. Friday when they play host to Toledo in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
— SLU Lions Baseball (@Lions_Baseball) March 1, 2018
Trailing 5-4 entering the top of the ninth, LSU staged a rally against Southeastern reliever Will Warren. Pinch hitter Nick Webre led off with a single, right fielder Daniel Cabrera walked, and designated hitter Austin Baingrounded out to short, advancing the runners to second and third.
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Warren intentionally walked centerfielder Antoine Duplantis to load the bases before yielding the mound to right-hander Bryce Tassin. LSU catcher Hunter Feduccia grounded sharply to the right side, but Southeastern second baseman Cody Grosse fielded the ball and started a 4-6-3 double play to end the game and give Tassin his second save of the season.
— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) March 1, 2018