Line Drives: Tulane-LSU recap, with Texas A&M on deck _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LSU's Alex Bregman tags Tulane's Richard Carthon out at second base in Alex Box Stadium Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

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  • On Deck: vs. Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m. Friday
  • In The Hole: at Georgia, 7:00 p.m. Saturday
  • Chinea’s Day: Junior first baseman Chris Chinea made one thing very clear on Tuesday evening – he isn’t going to be fazed at the plate after taking a 93 mph fastball to the chin on Saturday. The Miami, Florida, native collected two hits against Tulane, including a 417-foot bomb over the left-center field wall. It was Chinea’s sixth home run of the season.
  • Fantastic Freshmen: For rookie right-hander Austin Bain, Tuesday evening’s outing against Tulane may have just been a warmup for the weekend, but that didn’t stop him from dominating the Green Wave. Bain tossed two innings of scoreless baseball, allowing only one hit. Two innings later, freshman right-hander Jake Godfrey took the hill and arguably gave his best performance yet. The New Lenox, Illinois, native pitched two perfect innings, recording three strikeouts in the process. Rookie Doug Norman wasn’t too shabby in the top of the seventh, either, retiring three of four hitters in the frame.
  • Making It Hale: LSU’s offense wasn’t electric against Tulane, but senior third baseman Conner Hale still found a way to have a productive day at the plate. With two outs in the bottom of the first inning, Hale laced an RBI double to left field to give the Tigers an early 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the seventh, he added to his RBI total by lacing a two-run single to right field to give LSU the 6-0 lead. He had three hits total on the evening.
  • Scivicque’s Streak Ends: It was a good ride for LSU senior catcher Kade Scivicque. But as they say, all good things must come to an end. Entering the night on a 23-game hitting streak, Scivicque went 0-for-3 at the plate before being replaced by freshman Michael Papierski in the top of the eighth.
  • Bregman’s Error: For the first time in his LSU career, junior shortstop Alex Bregman has made three errors in three consecutive games. With two outs in the top of the third inning, Bregman fielded a ball and threw high to first base, pulling Chinea off the bag. The miscue was Bregman’s fifth error in his last seven games.
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