After Thursday’s disappointing loss, many LSU (33-22, 15-14 SEC) fans seemingly threw in the towel. This team certainly hasn’t given up after coming away with a 6-2 win over the Auburn Tigers (36-19, 14-15 SEC).
How It Happened
Both starting pitchers played extremely well early on in the ballgame, but Auburn broke up the stalemate in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run single by Josh Anthony. However, LSU responded with a four-run inning that was jumpstarted by an RBI single from Antoine Duplantis.
After a rain delay, LSU put up a pair of insurance runs in the ninth courtesy of Zach Watson and Antoine Duplantis.
Ma’Khail Hilliard improved to 9-4 on the year allowing two runs off of seven hits, walked two, and struck out seven in seven and a third. Todd Peterson got his fourth save, striking out three of the five he faced in one and two-thirds.
Big Number: 11
The Tigers offense looked great, especially late in the ballgame putting up 11 hits on the evening.
Player of the Game: Ma’Khail Hilliard
After a rough last couple of outings, the freshman looked great on Friday, allowing only two runs and striking out seven in seven and a third innings of work.
Next Game: Regular Season Finale; First Pitch 1 p.m.