A four run fourth inning was all the runs Tigers starting pitcher Zack Hess needed last night as he threw eight strong innings in a 4-1 win in the series opener versus Texas A&M. Hess allowed just four hits, three walks and he struck out five to improve his record to 5-3. His ERA is down to 4.08.
Antoine Duplantis had a two-run single in that
four-run fourth. Hunter Feduccia and Bryce Jordan also drove in
runs that inning.
The Tigers had just seven hits. Duplantis had two of them.
The Aggies lone run came in the bottom of the 9th inning. Reliever Devin Fontenot gave up an opposite field home run to A&M right fielder Will Frizzell.
The gopher ball ended LSU's bullpen streak of 29.2 consecutive scoreless innings.
LSU is now 6-4 in the SEC, 20-11 overall. and game two is tonight at 6 PM.
Junior right-hander Caleb Gilbert will get the start on the hill for LSU. He's 3-2, with a 3.79 ERA. The Aggies will send sophomore left-hander John Doxakis. He's 4-1, with a 2.03 ERA.