Postgame: LSU 5, Houston 1

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

General Info

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  • On deck: vs. Houston or Southeastern Louisiana, 7 p.m. Sunday

The Hits

  • Conner Hale, LSU 1B: Hale had RBI singles in his first two at-bats. He made up for a whiff on a hit-and-run by hitting a line drive single to drive in a run a few moments later.

    Conner Hale had two RBIs on Saturday. (HILARY SCHEINUK | The Advocate)

    Conner Hale had two RBIs on Saturday. (HILARY SCHEINUK | The Advocate)

  • Alex Bregman, LSU SS: Bregman had several great defensive plays, but the best came with the bases loaded and two outs. He dove for a ball in foul territory, catching it to end the inning. He went 1 for 3 at the plate, driving in a run in a two-run seventh.
  • Aaron Nola, LSU RHP: Nola struck out seven through 7.1 innings, retiring 17 of his final 18 batters in a masterful performance. He wiggled out of that bases-loaded jam in the second – with help from Bregman’s catch.  Nola allowed one hit outside of that second inning. He allowed three in that frame.

The Turning Point

  • LSU added two runs in the seventh inning for a four-run cushion. That’s a comfortable lead with Nola hurling. The Tigers had RBI singles from Mark Laird and Bregman in the frame. Christian Ibarra singled to lead off the inning, and Kramer Robertson walked.

The Quote

  • “Players know clearly once the NCAA tournament starts, you’re five wins away from Omaha. We’re basically counting them off now. That’s two down and three to go.” – LSU coach Paul Mainieri