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LSU wins

LSU hits its way out of an early hole, routs Georgia 22-9

LSU spotted Georgia a healthy lead before mashing its way to a record-setting 22-9 rout in the Southeastern Conference opener at Alex Box Stadium Friday night.

Every Tiger in the starting lineup drove in and scored at least one run apiece as part of a 22-hit barrage. LSU scored multiple runs in six different innings and only failed to score in one run. Thorough and balanced as the onslaught was, the top third of the lineup still did the heavy lifting.

Antoine Duplantis set a school record with six hits and a new career high with seven RBI. Leadoff man Kramer Robertson went 5-for-5, reached base safely in all seven of his plate appearances and scored five runs. Together they finished a perfect 11-for-11 with eight RBI and nine runs scored.

For a while it appeared LSU would need every bit of it.

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