Texas Southern Falls to #2 LSU in NCAA Regionals
#2 LSU 15, Texas Southern 7
BATON ROUGE, La. - Texas Southern would not be able to keep pace with #2 LSU in a back and forth contest, as Texas Southern fell 15-7 in the NCAA regoinal round on Friday.
Texas Southern would take an early lead in the first inning. With the bases loaded, Christian Sanchez singled to the shortstop, and would reach base on a fielding error and Kamren Dukes would score, which gave TXSO the 2-0 lead.
Texas Southern would add to its lead in the top of the second. Jose Camacho would single up the middle, and advance on a throwing error, allowing a run to score to extend TXSO's lead to 3-0.
LSU added four runs in the bottom of the frame, and one run in the third to take a 5-3 lead.
Texas Southern would reclaim the lead in the top of the fifth. With runners on first and second, Gaudencio Lucca hit an RBI single to make the score 5-4. After tieing the game at 5-5, Harold LeBlanc hit an RBI single to cap off the four run inning, to make the score 7-5.
LSU scored four runs of its own in the bottom of the inning to re-claim the two run lead, 9-7.
TXSO would not be able to keep pace with LSU, as Texas Southern did not score another run in the contest, leading to the 15-7 loss.
Texas Southern was paced by Camacho, who went three-for-four with two runs scored and one RBI in the defeat.