Tigers show firepower in make-up game with SLU

By Special to the American Press

BATON ROUGE — Second-ranked LSU bounced back from its first loss of the season and routed Southeastern Louisiana 13-1 Sunday

at Alex Box Stadium.

“A

team is often measured by how it responds to adversity,” said LSU coach

Paul Mainieri, “And I felt our team bounced back

in a big way after the loss (9-4 to BYU) on Saturday. We feel like

we have a good offensive club and the performance we had

in the loss was not indicative at all of what kind of lineup we

have. I think today demonstrated the firepower that we’re

capable of producing.”

The

Tigers (6-1) resumed Friday’s suspended game against SLU (5-2) with a

bang Sunday as first baseman Mason Katz sent a three-run

home run into the left-field seats. It was his second home run of

the season and three of his career-high six RBIs in the

game.

LSU extended its first-inning lead with an RBI-single from designated hitter Alex Edward.

The Tigers added more runs in the second inning with an RBI double from outfielder Raph Rhymes, who went 4-for-5. Katz also

delivered with an RBI single in the second.

Katz collected his fifth and sixth RBI in the sixth inning with a two-out double, scoring Rhymes and Mark Laird, who scored

four runs and finished 3-for-4 on the day.

LSU added three insurance runs in the seventh off the bats of reserve infielder Casey Yocom and Rhymes.

LSU junior right-hander Ryan Eades (1-0) was credited with the win, allowing one run while striking out five in six innings.

Southeastern Louisiana left-hander Jordan Hymel (0-1) suffered the loss after giving up five runs in 1 1/3 innings.