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LSU rallies past Rice 5-2 to win Baton Rouge Regional

LSU rallies past Rice 5-2 to win Baton Rouge Regional

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Greg Deichmann hit a two-run, go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, Jared Poche retired 16 straight batters in relief, and LSU rallied past Rice 5-2 on Tuesday night to win the Baton Rouge Regional.

Rice starter Willy Amador (2-2) worked six scoreless innings before LSU chased him with three runs in the seventh. Bryce Jordan started the inning with a sacrifice fly to pull the Tigers to 2-1 and Deichmann pushed his RBI total to 23 in his past 19 games.

LSU catcher Michael Papierski hit a solo homer in the eighth and Kramer Robertson added a two-out RBI double.

The Tigers (45-19) advanced to their 12th super regional appearance and will face Coastal Carolina on Saturday.

Rice (38-24) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two innings. Connor Teykl sliced a one-run double in the first and Hunter Kopycinski found a hole on the left side for an RBI single in the second.

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