LSU coast to 10-2 victory over CS-Fullerton
BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The first two games of the LSU and Cal State Fullerton series provided great suspense and nail-biting action. Game three simply did not.
Perhaps the most intense moment in Alex Box Stadium on Sunday occurred when Macy Miles, daughter of LSU football head coach Les Miles, took center stage in front of 8,167 fans and sang the national anthem. (Her rendition was great)
After that LSU scored eight runs in the first three innings and coasted to 10-2 victory over the Titans of CS-Fullerton. Senior pitcher Ben Alsup (3-1) threw 6.2 innings while allowing only one earned run while picking up his third victory of the year.
Senior center fielder Mikie Mahtook went 2-for-5 at the plate with four RBI. Designated hitter Raph Rhymes had three hits and scored 3 runs as the Tigers completed the three-game sweep.
"I told our players that throughout the years, LSU has always played its best in the biggest games, and I think we did that in this series. We played with a lot of intensity and energy today, and I think the pressure we created with our bunting and running game really made a difference. What pleases me most is the unselfish attitude that our players have; that's been a big factor in our success so far this season," LSU Head Coach Paul Mainieri said following the series finale.
LSU (15-1) will hit the road for the first time this season on Wednesday as they travel to Thibodaux to take on Nicholls St. The first pitch is set for 6 p.m.
LSU 10, Cal State Fullerton 2 (Mar 13, 2011 at Baton Rouge, La.)
Cal State Fullerton. 000 010 100 - 2 4 4 (8-6)
LSU..................... 251 000 02X - 10 11 2 (15-1)
Pitchers: Cal State Fullerton - O'Connell, Colin; Devenski, Chris(2); Ackland, Ryan(6); Coronado, Christian(8) and Deacon, Jared; Tanida, Zach.
LSU - Ben Alsup; Samuel Peterson(7); Jimmy Dykstra(8) and Jordy Snikeris.
Win-Ben Alsup(3-1) Loss-O'Connell, Colin(2-1) T-2:43
Actual Attendance: 8,167
Actual attendance of 27,194 for the three-game series is the largest in Alex Box Stadium history.