Postgame: LSU 6, Grambling 0

Postgame will be posted a few hours after each game during this baseball season. 

General Info

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  • On deck: at Southeastern Louisiana, 6 p.m., Alumni Field
  • In the hole: vs. Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. Friday, Alex Box Stadium

The Stars

  • Andrew Stevenson, LSU CF: Stevenson had a career-best day with three hits.  He drew a walk, too, and finished 4 for 5. He said afterward that he feels like a different player at the plate this year. Stevenson hit .190 last season. He started in the leadoff spot for Sean McMullen, who rested Sunday.  He says he enjoys playing leadoff and it’s where he played throughout high school.

    Paul Mainieri chats with us after the 6-0 win Sunday.

    Paul Mainieri chats with us after the 6-0 win Sunday.

  • Jared Poché, LSU pitcher: The freshman from Lutcher faced the minimum in four innings, got out of a shaky jam in the sixth and allowed just four hits and no runs. That’s quite the opening day. “I was fortunate to have a pretty good outing. Everyeon’s first one’s a little rough,” he said. “Just glad it’s out of the way.”
  • Kramer Robertson, LSU 2B: The guy stole the show. He made stellar defensive plays and reached base three times, scoring three runs. He might just slide into the starting spot there. LSU could move Conner Hale to first. “Keep it in perspective,” he said of the day. “This is the third game of the season. You try to improve every day in practice, get a little bit better.”

The Duds

  • Jared Foster, LSU RF: Foster makes this list again. He struggled at the plate for a third straight game, going 0 for 4. He’s 1 for 13 over the weekend at the cleanup spot. Mainieri said afterward that Foster is “pressing,” but that he’ll still give him a shot. The coach, though, hasn’t decided who’ll bat cleanup Wednesday. Chris Chinea had the role Sunday.

The Turning Point

  • This one wasn’t ever really close. LSU took a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning and Grambling had just one real shot at scoring – in that sixth when Poché allowed back to back hits to lead it off. But the guy induced a popup, struck out the next and a groudout ended the inning.

The Quote

  • “I’m sure I’ve gotten a few text messages and a few tweets. Hopefully not too many. I’ll try to reply to everybody.” – Kramer Robertson after Sunday’s stellar defensive performance