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On Deck: LSU vs. Tulane/UNC-Wilmington, Saturday 8:00 p.m.
Stolen Record: LSU’s eight stolen bases broke a 40-year-old program record for steals in a postseason game. The Tigers were 8-of-9 on the basepaths, the only blemish coming in the fifth when Conner Hale was caught on the back-end of a double steal with Bregman, who swiped third and scored on Kade Scivicque’s RBI single through the middle.
Sciambra Stars: After Lehigh yanked lefty starter Nick Macaione, Chris Sciambra entered in the sixth and greeted righty reliever Kevin Boswick with a ringing RBI double to right-center to score Jake Fraley. He followed with a deep sacrifice fly in the seventh that just missed clearing the left field fence. The Baton Rouge native finished 1-for-1 with 2 RBIs on the afternoon in place of Danny Zardon, who finished 0-for-2.
Bottom of the Order: The Tiger lineup’s 6-7-8 trio of Andrew Stevenson, Chris Chinea and Jake Fraley combined to go 7-of-14 and score six of the 10 Tiger runs. Stevenson led the charge with a team-high three hits.
Stranded Tigers: LSU wasted a few opportunities to get out to a lead in the first few innings, leaving five runners on base through the first three innings, while the game was still scoreless. Danny Zardon’s grounder stranded Kade Scivicque and Andrew Stevenson in the second and Scivicque swung through an offspeed pitch in the third to strand Mark Laird and Alex Bregman. LSU left 10 on base for the game.
Austin Bain: Bain allowed three of Lehigh’s five hits — two of which came in a disastrous fourth inning — and one of LSU’s two walks to put the Tigers behind early. where he allowed a leadoff double to the gap in left-center then served up a 3-1 offering to Patrick Walshe, who hammered it down the third base line for an RBI double. Bain didn’t get help from his defense, though, when second baseman Jared Foster booted Patrick Donnelly’s hard grounder to extend the inning.