LSU Tops Florida In Late Night Extra Inning Affair
LSU Tiger baseball fans might be a little bleary eyed this morning as they head into the office. That's because the Tigers' opening round game in the Southeastern Conference Tournament against the University of Florida took extra innings to decide.
The game looked to be in hand for LSU in the ninth inning as the Tigers held a slim lead. Because baseball is about as predictable as the Powerball numbers that lead did not make it to the end of regulation play. A single hit by the Florida second baseman got out of the infield and scored the tying run against LSU reliever Hunter Newman.
From then on it was great pitching and great defense until the top of the 14th inning when the LSU bats finally got to the Florida pitching staff. Jordan Romero, who had been stone cold at the plate, finally broke an 0 for 18 hitting slump and singled in the go ahead run.
Cole Freeman added a bloop single to drive home an insurance run and that sealed the deal as LSU held on to defeat the Gators by a score of 5-3. That finally brought the game to an end after 5 hours and 7 minutes of play.
Up next for LSU is SEC West rival Mississippi State. The Tigers and 'Dawgs will hook up tonight in the late game in Hoover Alabama.