LSU takes series against Missouri with 7-5 victory
Posted on 3/18/2018 6:10:00 PM.
LSU freshman right-hander Ma'Khail Hilliard gave up his first two runs of the season in the first inning, but that was it, as Hilliard pitched six solid innings to help the Fighting Tigers beat Missouri 7-5 in the rubber match of the three-game series.
Missouri had three well-placed singles in the first inning to score two runs. But Hilliard allowed just three more hits and struck out six in six innings to run his record to 5-0. 

At the plate, LSU pounded out 13 hits led by the top two men in the order. Zach Watson and Brandt Broussard each had three hits. Watson scored twice and drove in two runs. Broussard had an RBI single and scored the final run in the eighth inning. 
Antoine Duplantis drove in two runs, a sacrifice fly in the 1st and an infield single in the eighth inning. Duplantis had a total of four hits on Saturday and Sunday and his average is now up to .301. 
LSU's bullpen imploded in Saturday's 12-6 loss. AJ Labas and Nick Bush each pitched scoreless innings.
But Austin Bain gave up a three-run home run in the 9th inning as Kameron Misner hit one into the right field bleachers. 
LSU is 14-7 on the year, 2-1 in the SEC. They will host Tulane on Wednesday night and then visit Vanderbilt for a three-game series starting on Friday. The Green Wave lost a series at Long Beach State, while the Commodores swept Mississippi State.  
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