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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Baseball Recaps: February 27

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 02/28/2018
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LSU 10 Grambling State 3

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Grambling State University baseball team built a 3-1 lead over five innings, but No. 14 LSU exploded for six runs in the bottom of the seventh to rally for 10-3 victory on Tuesday night at Skip Bertman Field.


Grambling State (4-5) struck for one run on one hit in the first inning as GSU took advantage of three walks to get the early 1-0 lead.


Chris Campbell began the game with a walk and advanced to second when Marshawn Taylor reached on a one-out single through the right side. Richard Ortiz followed with a walk to load the bases and Isaiah Torres drew a base on balls to bring Campbell in from third, giving Grambling State a 1-0 lead.


Grambling State added to the lead in the second when Rafael Ramirez III doubled to the wall in right center and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Chris Perez. A wild pitch brought Ramirez home as GSU led, 2-0.


Grambling State continued to add to the advantage in the fourth as Ramirez doubled with one out. Perez followed with a walk and both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch. Campbell plated Ramirez with a sacrifice bunt on the suicide squeeze, giving GSU a 3-0 lead.


LSU (5-3) got a run back in the bottom of the fourth to cut the margin to 3-1.


LSU took the lead in the sixth as Christian Marquez was lifted for Andy Escano, LSU went right to work in the frame.


Antoine Duplantis led off the inning with a single through the left side and advanced to second on a ground out. Beau Jordan singled to right and advanced to second on an error as Duplantis stopped at third. Brice Jordan followed with a homer to left center to give LSU a 4-3 lead.


LSU broke the game open in the bottom of the seventh with six runs on seven hits, including a solo home run by Hal Hughes and a two-run homer by Austin Bain, to take a 10-3 lead.


Inside The Numbers

* Grambling State finished with eight hits and stranded seven on base.

* Marshawn Taylor and Rafael Ramirez each went 2-for-4.

* Chris Campbell, D’Quan Matthews, Isaiah Torres and Chris Perez each had one hit.

* LSU finished with 14 hits and left six on base.

* Beau Jordan registered three hits, while Antoine Duplantis, Hal Hughes and Jake Slaughter each recorded two.

* Brandt Broussard, Austin Bain, Hunter Feduccia, Brice Jordan and Nick Webre registered one hit apiece.

* Both starting pitchers did not figure into the decision.

* Christian Marquez surrendered just one earned on four hits, struck out five and walked one in five innings.

* Cam Sanders gave up three earned runs on five hits, fanned eight and walked four in four innings of work.

* Andy Escano (0-1) took the loss as he surrendered seven runs on seven hits to take the loss in 1.1 innings of relief.

* Daniel Beizer worked 1.2 innings of relief with one walk and one strikeout.

* Ma’Khail Hillard (2-0) picked up the win in pitching four innings. He gave up three hits and fanned four.

* Daniel Cabrera worked the final inning in relief for LSU.


News & Notes

* Grambling State played its first ranked opponent this season, with LSU coming into the game No. 14.

Tuesday’s game was broadcasted live on the SEC Network+

* LSU leads the all-time series, 7-0, which began in 2009.

* LSU captured a 13-2 victory over Grambling State in its last matchup (April 4).

* Christian Marquez started the game last season against LSU and did not record an out.

* In the series, LSU had scored at least one run within the first three innings, a streak that ended on Tuesday night against Grambling State.

* Grambling State and LSU met in a “throwback game.”

* The paid attendance for Tuesday night’s game was 10,262 at Skip Bertman Field.

* Tuesday night’s game was the first of two against SEC opponents as GSU faces Arkansas on April 10 at Dickey Stephens Park in Little Rock, Ark.

* The Grambling State game was the lone SWAC opponent for LSU.


Courtesy: Grambling State Sports Information


Jackson State 7, Louisiana Monroe 2


JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson State baseball team posted its fourth win of the season Tuesday evening at Braddy Field by beating the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks 7-2 in non-conference play.


The Tigers finished the game with 11 hits, while allowing four. Mark Watson (1-1) pitched five effective inning to pick up the win. He gave up only four hits and one run with a pair of strikeouts. JSU relief pitchers Rauvardo Torres, Robert Perteet and Josh Crispin did not give up a hit for the rest of the game. 


ULM's Chase Beal (1-1) suffered the loss. In 4.1 innings of work he allowed nine runs on seven hits. 


Ural Forbes and Lamar Briggs each finished with three hits and two runs to lead the JSU offense. 


JSU scored the first three runs of the game in the second inning and added another two in the third. The Tigers added a run in the fourth and fifth innings each.


ULM scored its first run in the fourth inning and its final run of the game in the eighth.


Courtesy: Jackson State Sports Information


Houston 4 Texas Southern 3


HOUSTON, Texas – Texas Southern fell 4-3 to Houston on Tuesday night, in a closely contested affair.


Texas Southern took the early lead.  In the second inning, Horance Leblanc scored on a wild pitch to make the score 3-0 at that point in the contest. 


The Tigers added another run in the third, when Christian Sanchez homered to give TXSO a 3-0 lead.


Houston started to get back in the game in the middle of the game.  UH scored one run in the fourth, and one in the sixth to make make the game a one run contest, and make the score 3-2.


The Cougars tied the game by scoring one run in the seventh.  In the ninth inning, Houston scored the game winning run, to complete the comeback over TXSO.


Sanchez went 2 for 4 from the plate with the lone homer to pace the Tigers in the loss.


Georgia Tech 8 Arkansas Pine Bluff 0


ATLANTA, Ga. – Arkansas Pine Bluff could not solve the pitching of Georgia Tech, in a 8-0 loss on Tuesday.


Georgia Tech took the lead early, scoring two runs in the first to make the score 2-0.  UAPB allowed two more runs in the fourth to fall behind 4-0.


Georgia Tech added four runs late for the final of 8-0.


UAPB could not generate much offensively in this game.  The Golden Lions totaled three hits in the defeat.


Southern 6, Alcorn State 1


BATON ROUGE, La. – Southern defeated Alcorn State, 6-1 in a non-conference matchup of SWAC teams on Tuesday night.


The Jaguars held the advantage from the outset in the contest.  SUBR took a 1-0 lead after the second inning.


Alcon State answered in the top of the third, scoring a run to tie the score at 1-1.


Southern took the lead back in the bottom half of the inning, scoring two runs to make the score 3-1.


The Jaguars pulled away in the next two innings, scoring one run in the fourth, and two more in the fifth, to take the five-run victory.


Markaylon Boyd pitched 6.0 innings, allowed five hits and one earned run, while striking out five for Southern in the win.


Brandley Martins went 1 for 3 with one RBI in the loss for Alcorn State.

Arkansas State 9 Mississippi Valley State 0


JONESBORO, Ark. – Mississippi Valley State fell to Arkansas State on Tuesday evening, 9-0.


The Delta Devils were outmatched from the beginning in this contest.  MVSU fell behind 4-0 after the first inning of play.


Another big inning gave Arkansas State five more runs in the seventh inning for the 9-0 final.


Aaron Barkley went 2 for 4 from the plate for the Delta Devils in the loss.