Duplantis, LSU rally to beat Mississippi State, 8-5 in SEC
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Antoine Duplantis had three hits and two RBIs to lead LSU to an 8-5 victory over Mississippi State Tuesday night in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
The defending champion Tigers (34-23), who have won a league-best 12 tournament titles, face top-seeded Florida Wednesday when the format moves to double elimination. The Bulldogs (31-25) await their NCAA regional fate.
LSU rallied from a 3-0 deficit with a pair of runs in three consecutive innings. The Tigers took the lead in the seventh when Jake Slaughter was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Nick Coomes delivered a sacrifice fly. Devin Fontenot (2-0) got the win.
Mississippi State had two hits in the ninth but couldn't produce a run against reliever Todd Peterson, who got the save. The Bulldogs' Tanner Allen and Josh Hatcher each drove in two runs.
Posted on Wed, May 23, 2018
by The Lafourche Gazette