LSU left fielder Raph Rhymes got his average back to .500 (71-for-142) in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday night against SLU.
Facing an 0-2 count against new Lions relief pitcher Matt Pittari, Rhymes lobbed a shot into shallow center field. SLU center fielder Harry Slade was charging hard, but his diving attempt wasn’t good enough as the ball kicked away toward right.
Austin Nola and Tyler Moore then flied out, stranding Rhymes at second base. LSU leads 4-1 going to the sixth inning.
So far tonight, Rhymes has a ground out to third (though replays show he beat the throw), a sacrifice fly to left as part of LSU’s four-run third inning and a double.
His current hitting streak is now at eight games. Rhymes also has two nine-game hitting streaks.
More to come …