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Tigers overcome slow start to beat New Orleans 16-0

Tigers overcome slow start to beat New Orleans 16-0

It has been said that anything done three or more times becomes a pattern. If that is true, the LSU Tigers have a habit of getting to the bottom of the sixth or seventh inning and deciding they are ready to end the game.

The Tigers used a seven-run bottom of the sixth inning to blast New Orleans 16-0 in the last game before conference play starts this weekend.

Chase Shores got the start on the mound but only pitched 2.1 innings before Garrett Edwards came in for him in the third inning. Neither of them gave up a run and they gave up a combined 2 hits on 7 strikeouts and one walk.

Neither team scored a run until the bottom of the fifth inning when Tommy White hit a three-run bomb to left field to score Dylan Crews and Paxton Kling to make the game 3-0 after five innings.

That was the shot in the arm that the LSU offense needed. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Jordan Thompson, Jared Jones, and Alex Milazzo scored on a throwing error, Kling scored on a Tre Morgan flyout, Crews scored on a White single, and Gavin Dugas hit a two-run homer to make it 10-0 after six innings.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Josh Pearson hit a two-RBI double to left, Brayden Jobert walked to bring home a run, Jack Merrifield walked, and Hayden Travinski hit a two-RBI double to make it 16-0.

Riley Cooper, Blake Money, and Christian Little got some work out of the bullpen in the final three innings. They finished off the scoreless night as the Tigers won 16-0.

SEC play starts this weekend as the Tigers travel to Texas A&M for their first series. The first pitch for that series is scheduled for Friday night at 6 p.m. CT.

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