LSU sweeps Alabama with another extra-inning contest
Posted on 4/4/2015 6:24:00 PM.
The LSU Tigers will likely spend Easter Sunday relaxing after a long, but successful series in Hoover, Alabama. The Tigers completed a sweep of the Crimson Tide on Saturday with a 6-4 victory in 13 innings.


It was the fourth extra inning game for the Tigers in their last six SEC contests. They started the series with a 16-inning win over Alabama.

Andrew Stevenson scored the go-ahead run when he walked with one out in the 13th inning. He stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by Alabama catcher Taylor Poe. Stevenson then scored on another throwing error, this time by the pitcher, who attempted to pick off the speedy center fielder.

Stevenson also had the play of the day defensively. In the bottom of the 9th, Stevenson gunned down a runner from the outfield, who tried to score the winning run.

Offensively, LSU banged out 15 hits. Jake Fraley had four hits and added an insurance run in the 13th with an RBI single.

Chris Chinea, Alex Bregman and Mark Laird each had three hits. Bregman and Laird also scored twice and Bregman drove in two runs.

LSU's bullpen was the big hero in this one as starting pitcher Jake Godfrey only recorded one out. Godfrey was roughed up for a second straight outing as he allowed 4 runs, five hits and two walks.
It was the fourth extra inning game for the Tigers in their last six SEC contests. They started the series with a 16-inning win over Alabama.

Andrew Stevenson scored the go-ahead run when he walked with one out in the 13th inning. He stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by Alabama catcher Taylor Poe. Stevenson then scored on another throwing error, this time by the pitcher, who attempted to pick off the speedy center fielder.

Stevenson also had the play of the day defensively. In the bottom of the 9th, Stevenson gunned down a runner from the outfield, who tried to score the winning run.

Offensively, LSU banged out 15 hits. Jake Fraley had four hits and added an insurance run in the 13th with an RBI single.

Chris Chinea, Alex Bregman and Mark Laird each had three hits. Bregman and Laird also scored twice and Bregman drove in two runs.

LSU's bullpen was the big hero in this one as starting pitcher Jake Godfrey only recorded one out. Godfrey was roughed up for a second straight outing as he allowed 4 runs, five hits and two walks.

But LSU freshman Austin Bain settled things down and pitched masterfully. The freshman from Dutchtown High School tossed 6.2 innings of shutout baseball and struck out 9.

Alden Cartwright struck out 3 in 1.1 innings of relielf. And Jesse Stallings earned his fist win of the season, as he pitched a season high 4.2 innings, scattering three hits and struck out two.

It was the Tigers first sweep at Alabama since 2001, Skip Bertman's final season as the head coach.

LSU is now 27-5, 8-4 in the SEC. The Tigers begin a six-game homestand on Tuesday against UNO.
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