New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-02-22 21:30:00 –
Before six arrivals on Monday night, Gavin Dugas approached the plate ten times over the weekend, showing only a few walks and four strikes. After that, the base was loaded and the left fielder Jr. broke the opening ceremony of the turn at bat with the LSU following Louisiana Tech.
As the ball fell over the leftfield wall, Dugas shouted, bent, and jumped around the base. The LSU dugout erupted. Dugas crossed the home plate and his teammates struck his chest. The game is a draw and LSU seems to be rejuvenated.
Dugas’s Grand Slam pulled the LSU away from the four-run deficit, causing a dormant attack. The No. 7 Tigers defeated Louisiana Tech 16-7 inside Alex Box Stadium to record another 10 runs to avoid losing records in the first weekend series.
LSU (2-1) needed a hero after Louisiana Tech (1-1) jumped on starting pitcher AJ Labas. The junior right-handed red shirt allowed five runs, most of which were almost disastrous three times.
Louisiana Tech, who recorded 18 runs against the Air Force the night before, started the frame with a solo homer. After five straight hits, including a triple from the wall on the right side, the LSU dragged 4-0 and fell into an early hole. Labas notched two strikeouts with the base loaded and out one, limiting damage.
Freshman left-handed Javen Coleman was waiting in the bullpen when Labas returned to the fourth inning. Shortly after Louisiana Tech hit another solo home run, Coleman made his first career appearance. He inherited the runner on first base.
Coleman hit the first batter he faced. He finished the innings immediately. In the next three frames, Coleman confused Louisiana batters by mixing a fastball at 93 mph with an off-speed pitch at 76 mph. He made one mistake and brought a solo home run. It was the only hit he allowed.
After seven strikes, Coleman approached the score until the LSU batter appeared. For some time, freshman right fielder Dylan Crew provided the sole source of production. He hit an RBI single and a solo home run 419 feet over the right wing wall. Then 6 times started.
Junior designated hitter Cade Veroso knocked on the lead-off single. Second grade shortstop Zack Arnold is single. So was Mitchell Sanford, a second-year center fielder who started in place of his injured junior Giovanni Dijacomo.
When the base was loaded and the LSU was dragged 6-2, Dugas swung the pitch he first saw. The ball hit a metal bleacher under the left-wing scoreboard. The first Grand Slam for LSU players since Antoine Duplantis in February 2019 led to an aggressive outflow.
The next batter, freshman third baseman Jordan Thompson, hit a 422-foot solo home run in the center left field, taking the lead that the LSU never surrendered. The Tigers dug into the Louisiana Tech bullpen, adding another 4 runs in the 7th and 5 runs in the 8th to keep the score out of reach.
LSU stumbled in 5 innings. Then Dugas hit his Grand Slam.
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