Sixth-ranked LSU defeated Tulane 6-0 for the Tiger’s 13th shutout of the year Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
The Tigers improved to 31-10-1 overall while the loss dropped Tulane to 15-23 on the year.
LSU plays host to Tennessee this weekend beginning Friday at 7 p.m. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and CST will air the game. The Tigers and Volunteers square off in the Game 3 of the series at 12 p.m. on Sunday. All three games can be heard on the LSU Sports Radio Network.
LSU took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. With runners on the corners, left fielder Jake Fraley hit an RBI single to left field to score Sean McMullen
In the third inning, Fraley hit a single through the right side of the field to score Mark Laird and Andrew Stevenson and give the Tigers the 3-0 lead.
First baseman Tyler Moore led of the fifth inning with a single to centerfield. After stealing second and moving to third on a wild pitch, Moore scored on a ground out by Stevenson to extend the LSU lead to 4-0.
The Tigers added the final two runs in the sixth inning. Laird doubled to left-center field to plate Christian Ibarra. McMullen then hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score Stevenson.
Zac Person (2-1) earned the win after only allowing one hit in an inning of work. Person replaced LSU starting pitcher Kyle Bouman. The left-hander pitched 4.1 innings and allowed just three hits.
Tulane’s Tyler Mapes (4-3) was charged the loss after allowing six runs on 12 hits in 5.1 innings of work.