Relive LSU basketball, baseball, softball, gymnastics' big weekend wins with photos, analysis _lowres

LSU center fielder Andrew Stevenson dives to catch a fly ball hit by Houston's Ashford Fulmer during the fourth inning of an NCAA college baseball game Friday, March 6, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


General Info

Coverage: Game Story

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On Deck: vs. Ole Miss, 7 p.m. Friday

In The Hole: vs. Ole Miss, 7 p.m. Saturday


Bregman’s Bomb: If it wasn’t official that Alex Bregman wasn’t back to his old self during the Houston College Classic, he confirmed it on Wednesday against McNeese State. The junior shortstop went 1-for-2 with a line drive home run to left field that registered at 104 mph off the bat. Bregman’s batting average continues to climb as he raised it to .343.

Pitching A Shutout: LSU’s pitching staff certainly wasn’t perfect on Wednesday evening, but it was plenty enough to get the job done. Eleven pitchers – Russell Reynolds, Kyle Bouman, Doug Norman, Austin Bain, Hunter Devall, Collin Strall, Hunter Newman, Alden Cartwright, Parker Bugg, Zac Person and Jesse Stallings – combined to toss nine innings of scoreless baseball, allowing five hits and striking out six.

Second Baseman Jared Foster: Senior Jared Foster got his first career start in the infield today, taking over at second base against McNeese State. Foster was a perfect 2-for-2 in the field, making a play on a soft ground ball. He also picked up a hit and a stolen base in the contest.


Hale Stops Streaking: Senior third baseman Conner Hale’s hitting streak finally came to an end on Wednesday evening after an 0-for-4 performance at the plate. In his final at-bat in the bottom of the seventh inning, Hale laced a hard line drive to third base, but McNeese sophomore Matt Gallier gloved it and doubled off Mark Laird at the bag