BATON ROUGE, La. – No. 13 LSU baseball’s offense erupted for 14 runs on a season-high 17 hits to capture the series against Hawaii, 14-1, Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
With the win, LSU improves to 11-6 on the season while Hawaii falls to 8-6.
Next up, LSU plays host to South Alabama at 6:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, March 14, in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The game will be available online only through the SEC Network+, which is accessible through Watch ESPN and the Watch ESPN app.
“We won this series, which we really needed to do,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “We did it the hard way, losing Game 1 on Friday, but taking each game one at a time and coming back to win the next two. The way we went out and played today was fantastic. This Hawaii team entered the series with a 1.74 staff ERA, and I thought we did a terrific job against their pitchers.”
In the first start of his collegiate career, right-hander Ma’Khail Hilliard fired 5.1 shutout innings and allowed only three hits. He walked two and struck out three and has started his LSU career with 17.1 scoreless innings of work. The freshman improves to 4-0 on the season.