LSU Baseball drops opening game of a critical series in Auburn
Posted on 5/17/2018 8:41:00 PM.
LSU's problems on the road continued on Thursday night as Tigers starting pitcher Zach Hess suffered through a four-run 2nd inning and that was the difference in an 11-4 loss to the Auburn Tigers.
 
Hess lasted three innings, giving up five runs on six hits. The "Wild Thing" walked three and hit a batter. 


Hess has not won a start since April 13th and his ERA climbed to 4.65. 
 
Reliever Cam Sanders couldn't hold Auburn down either. The Thibodaux native gave up three more runs in 2.1 innings. 
 
John Kodros was touched up for two runs and Trent Vietmeier gave up one run.  
 
Auburn lead-off hitter Will Holland led the way as he went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and 2 RBIs. 
 
LSU had eight hits. Austin Bain had a two-run double, when the Auburn center fielder lost the ball in the dusk. 
 
Jake Slaughter continued his recent hot hitting with a two-run homer just over the monster in left field in the 6th inning.  
 
LSU is now 32-22 overall, 14-14 in the SEC and 3-13 on the road.  
 
LSU will look to even up the series on Friday night and they'll face one of the best pitchers in college baseball. Casey Mize is 9-3 with a 2.73 ERA. Freshman Ma'Khail Hilliard will look to bounce back from a rough performance last weekend against Alabama. First pitch is at 6 PM.  
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