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Jeff Palermo reporting...
The LSU Tiger baseball team is feeling much better heading into the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic in Metairie this week, after a much better weekend.
It's been a crazy LSU baseball season, but one thing you can count on is a good outing from freshman pitcher Eric Walker.
The right-hander had his best start of his Tiger career as he tossed a complete game shutout in a 2-0 nothing win over Arkansas. LSU needed a masterful outing from Walker, because the Tigers offense could only muster six hits.
Walker went the distance, allowing just four hits, two walks and he struck out four. He's now 4-0 on the season and his ERA has been lowered to 2.08.
Walker had some help from his defense. The Tigers turned three twin killings and shortstop Kramer Robertson made several stellar plays.
LSU scored its runs in the 2nd and 8th innings. Nick Coomes got the start at catcher and delivered an RBI double to get the Tigers on the board. Greg Deichmann added an insurance run with an run scoring single.
This could have been a brutal weekend for the Tigers. But they came back from a 7-run deficit to win on Saturday and then a shutout victory on Sunday gives LSU a 7-5 record in the SEC, one game back of Arkansas for first place in the SEC West.
LSU returns to action on Tuesday as they face UL Lafayette at the Shrine on Airline on Tuesday in Metairie.