Last Modified: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:05 AM
METAIRIE — LSU scored five runs in the first inning for the second consecutive game in an 11-2 victory over Southern University Tuesday night in the 10th annual Wally Pontiff Jr. Foundation Classic at Zephyr Field.
The Tigers (31-2) extended their winning streak to 13, matching their season high. LSU extended its win streak against Louisiana schools to 22 consecutive games, and the Tigers have won 29 straight midweek games.
LSU and Southern (12-13) will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in Alex Box Stadium.
Junior right-hander Kurt McCune (1-0) earned the victory in his season debut, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out three in three innings of work. McCune had been sidelined by a stress fracture in his back suffered prior to the start of the season.
Southern starting pitcher Camilo Godoy (0-3) suffered the loss, giving up nine runs (six earned) on nine hits and three walks and two strikeouts.
“I thought we played with a lot of intensity early and I liked the approach we had at the plate to score those five first-inning runs,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “It was great to see Kurt back on the mound again, and I thought he delivered an excellent outing that he can build upon.”
LSU freshman Alex Bregman hit a three-run triple in the fojurth inning to extend his hitting streak to 21 games. Mason Katz was 2-for-3.