Last Modified: Monday, March 04, 2013 9:32 AM
BATON ROUGE — Left-hander Cody Glenn’s seven shutout innings and a two-run sixth inning guided No. 4 LSU to a 2-0 victory over Nicholls State at Alex Box Stadium on Sunday.
LSU (10-1) capped a successful weekend after a pair of victories over Brown. Nicholls fell to 7-5.
Over the weekend, Glenn (2-0) and starters Aaron Nola and Ryan Eades combined to not allow an earned run. In fact, LSU starting pitchers have not allowed an earned run in their last 27 2/3 innings of work.
Glenn has not allowed an earned run in any of his three starts and matched his career-high in innings pitched. Sunday, the southpaw struck out five, allowed three hits and one walk.
“Cody Glenn was magnificent today and made great pitches in clutch situations,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “He had to pitch with a lot of pressure since the game was scoreless for so long, and he demonstrated a great ability to handle it. We finally strung together some hits in the sixth to give Cody some runs, and our bullpen was excellent again today to help us secure the win.”
Relievers Joey Bourgeois and Chris Cotton combined to strike out five in the eighth and ninth innings. Cotton picked up his third save of the season after striking out the side in the final frame.
Third baseman Christian Ibarra chopped a one-out single between third and short and moved to third on right fielder Sean McMullen’s bloop single to center. Centerfielder Mark Laird scored Ibarra with a single to right and advanced McMullen a base.
Shortstop Alex Bregman drove in the game’s second run on a hard hit single up the middle, which scored McMullen from second.
LSU had seven hits, five of them off of Bryd. Seniors Raph Rhymes and Mason Katz increased their hit streaks to nine games apiece.
LSU will play Stephen F. Austin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Alex Box Stadium.