How it happened: Fans who stuck around and watched this game to its conclusion deserve a purple and gold medal. It wasn’t easy to watch, but it was a 16-2 victory for the Fighting Tigers. Southern committed eight errors and Jaguar pitching walked eight LSU hitters and hit two others.
At the plate: LSU pounded out 16 hits and scored in double figures for the fourth time in five games. Right fielder Sean McMullen continues to excel as the lead-off hitter. McMullen was 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored. He’s hitting .340 on the season. Mason Katz had three more RBIs and has 60 for the year. It appeared Christian Ibarra hit a grand slam in the 4th inning, but the umpires ruled the ball hit the left-center field wall. Ibarra still ended up a three-run double.
On the mound: LSU used seven pitchers and Nick Rumbelow was the most effective. He struck out two of the three batters he faced. Hunter Devall started and gave up one run in two innings.
What it means: LSU improves 32-and-2 and was barely tested against Southern. The Tigers will face much tougher competition in Fayetteville.
Up next: LSU begins a huge three-game series against Arkansas on Friday night. The Razorbacks are 24-10 overall, 8-and-4 in the SEC. But the Hogs have scored just four runs in their last three games.