Postgame: TAMU 3, LSU 2

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

General Info

  • BoxClick here
  • CoverageGame story; Notebook
  • Twitter: @DellengerAdv
  • On deck: at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. Sunday, Blue Bell Park
  • In the hole: vs. Alabama, 7 p.m. Friday, Blue Bell Park
  • More videos: Jared Poche

The Hits

  • Cole Lankford, TAMU 1B: Lankford drove in the winning run in the ninth inning, firing a line drive to short right-center with the bases loaded and no outs. He also went 3-for-4 at the plate and walked.
  • Daniel Mengden, TAMU RHP: Mengden retired his final 14 batters. He walked only one. He allowed just five hits. Heck, only three LSU batters got a hit off of him, and he gave up his only runs in odd fashion. The right fielder lost a ball in the sun to score a run, and a wild pitch-strikeout scored another.

The Misses

Kurt McCune allowed three singles and issued a walk in the ninth. (Stuart Villanueva | AP)

Kurt McCune allowed three singles and issued a walk in the ninth. (Stuart Villanueva | AP)

  • Kurt McCune, LSU RHP: McCune was one of the heroes of Friday’s series-opening win, but he struggled in this one. He allowed three singles and issued a walk in the ninth inning, allowing the Aggies’ game-winner. He allowed a leadoff single in the eighth, too.
  • Jake Fraley, LSU LF: Fraley struck out two more times Saturday. He’s now K’ed five times over the two games, and he’s 0-for-7 at the plate.

The Turning Point

  • McCune’s full-count walk of leadoff hitter Blake Allemand was big. It put two on base with no outs in the ninth inning. The Aggies eventually loaded the bases and then delivered the knockout with a game-winning single.

The Quote

  • “It’s torture for your team every inning when the leadoff man gets on base.” – LSU coach Paul Mainieri (the Aggies had six leadoff runners reach base)