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Posted: Thursday, 18 April 2013 7:47AM

Jeff: 2nd ranked LSU shuts out Grambling

How it happened: LSU only had three hits, but one of them was a two-run home run by Christian Ibarra as the Tigers blanked Grambling 4-0. Ten different pitchers combined to hold GSU to only 3 hits.

At the plate: LSU had a season-low three hits, in a game the Tigers were obviously not amped up for. Ibarra’s home-run came in the 6th. LSU scored its other two runs in the 3rd inning, when Grambling right fielder Kris Minter dropped an easy fly ball that allowed two runs to score.

On the mound: Coach Paul Mainieri tried to get in as many pitchers as possible. Brent Bonvillain started and walked two in two innings, but did not allow a hit. Kurt McCune was credited with the win as he tossed two-plus innings and gave up a couple of hits. Will LaMarche struck out the only two batters he faced.

What it means: Not a great win for the Tigers, only three hits against a sub-par Grambling team. But LSU was due to have a flat performance in a midweek game. They’ll be ready for Alabama this weekend.

Up next: LSU is at Alabama for a three-game series on Friday. The Crimson Tide is 23-and-16 overall, 8-and-7 in the SEC. Bama was swept by Ole Miss last weekend.

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People : Brent BonvillainChristian IbarraKris MinterKurt McCunePaul Mainieri
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