Cam Sanders makes LSU pitching debut vs. UNO

Steve Geller
February 21, 2018 - 10:53 am

Opening weekend was a letdown for the LSU baseball team. The Tigers dropped 2 of 3 games to Notre Dame in Alex Box Stadium, and starting pitching was a sore spot. Caleb Gilbert, Zach Hess and Todd Peterson lasted a total of 10.2 innings and allowed 19 hits, 16 earned runs, walked 10 batters and had just 6 strikeouts.  It was not much better on offense.  LSU batters were 5 of 28 with runners in scoring position.  

The Bayou Bengals opening test of the 2018 season didn't yield positive results, and now their first mid-week pop quiz isn't one they can easily ace.  It should be serious business with the University of New Orleans invading "the Box."  The Tigers haven't been able to earn a "W" vs. UNO since 2016. Blake Dean is in his third year as head coach of the Privateers and got the best of his old skipper twice last season.  Dean turns 30 on February 25th and was a Mainieri Tiger from 2007-10. He batted .332 with 44 homers and 190 RBI.

Hoping to help snap LSU's 2 game skid to UNO will be pitcher Cam Sanders. This kid gets to start on the mound for the Tigers tongiht and is making his purple and gold debut after playing in Junior college at North West Florida State a year ago. 

Sanders' fastball & curveball earned him a 6-3 record with 59 strikeouts in 43 innings of work. He's from Thibodaux and prepped at E.D. White. Now he's itching to let his arm get loose for the first time as a Tiger.

"I feel like I'm more than ready. I've been waiting for this for a long time," said Sanders. "I cant wait for it to start. I'm ready."

First pitch on WWL is at 6:30pm. Pregame begins at 6pm on 870am & 105.3FM

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