LSU clinched the SEC Western Division with a 2-1, extra-inning victory against Texas A&M on Saturday…
BASEBALL FINAL: LSU 2, Texas A&M 1
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LSU vs. Texas A&M - Game 3 LIVE THREAD
Below is a quick recap of what happened in Game 2:
The Aggies came out firing, but their Friday night deficit was too much to overcome as LSU completed a 7-4 victory on Saturday morning.
Inclement weather forced the teams to suspend play Friday night with the Tigers leading 7-2 heading to the top of the seventh. Once play resumed at 9:30 a.m., Texas A&M tacked on a run in each of the seventh and eighth innings.
Though the Aggies had some offensive success, it wasn't enough to overcome the five-run deficit as Chris Cotton retired the side in the ninth to close it out.
After a disappointing game offensively for LSU in Thursday's 2-1 defeat, the Tigers jumped out in front early on Friday, taking a 3-0 lead in the second inning. JaCoby Jones, Andrew Stevenson and Sean McMullen — who finished 4-for-4 with three RBI — all drove in runs that inning.
LSU tacked on three more runs in the fourth behind RBI singles by McMullen and Jared Foster. One more scored on a passed ball to make it 6-0 early. LSU would then make it 7-0 in the sixth thanks to McMullen's third RBI, this time on a double down the right field line.
Texas A&M was able to narrow the deficit in the bottom of that inning. Aaron Nola allowed consecutive singles to open the inning before Mikey Reynolds laced a grounder to Christian Ibarra, who made the force out at third. He then tried to double up Reynolds at first, but his throw was errant, putting two runners in scoring position.
Blake Allemand responded with a two-run single up the middle to make it 7-2. Nola worked out of that inning before play was halted for inclement weather.
Once play resumed Saturday morning, Joey Bourgeois came in to pitch for LSU, officially ending Nola's bid for a fifth consecutive complete game. Bourgeois labored through his 1 2/3 innings of work, allowing runs to score in the seventh and eighth innings.
Bourgeois came out with runners on first and second with one out in the eighth. Nick Rumbelow, who pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings on Thursday, relieved Bourgeois and induced a 5-4-3 double play to end the threat.
Cotton entered in the ninth and retired the Aggies in order, earning the save and capping off the victory.
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