STARKVILLE, Pass up. – Freshman rightfielder Josh Pearson homered two times and collected 5 RBI Sunday to direct LSU to a 13-3 earn over Mississippi State at Dudy Noble Subject.
LSU, which completed a series sweep of the Bulldogs, improved to 23-9 overall and 7-5 in the SEC. The Tigers are in 2nd put in the SEC Western Division, one particular match driving Arkansas (8-4).
Mississippi Condition dropped to 18-15 all round and 4-8 in convention enjoy.
The sweep was LSU’s initially in the SEC because March 2019, when the Tigers swept Kentucky in Baton Rouge. This weekend marked LSU’s initially SEC road sweep considering the fact that Could 2017 at Mississippi Condition.
The Tigers return to motion at 6:30 p.m. CT Tuesday when they engage in host to Lamar in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Industry. The video game will be broadcast on affiliate marketers of the LSU Sports activities Radio Network, and it will be streamed on SEC Community +.
“We performed fantastic complimentary baseball these days,” said LSU coach Jay Johnson. “Pitching spearheaded it, there was complimentary defense with a zero in the error column, and offensively it was a person of our ideal days of the 12 months.”
Pearson was 3-for-5 at the plate with two homers, 5 RBI and two runs scored to emphasize LSU’s 13-strike output. Centerfielder Dylan Crews doubled and drove in two operates, and 2nd baseman Cade Doughty homered, doubled and gathered two RBI.
Catcher Tyler McManus was 3-for-4 on the day with a triple and 3 runs scored.
“Josh has ongoing to slow the sport down the far more he receives in there,” Johnson claimed. “I have overall self-assurance in him.”
Freshman ideal-hander Grant Taylor (4-) acquired the earn in aid, as he worked 4 innings and permitted two runs on 5 hits with no walks and six strikeouts.
LSU starter Samuel Dutton labored the first three innings, letting just 1 run on 4 hits with no walks and a single strikeout.
“Sam has proven he can deal with the job we’ve set him in the very last few of months,” Johnson claimed, “and Grant proceeds to show remarkable poise and maturity.”
Mississippi Point out starter Cade Smith (4-2) was charged with the loss as he surrendered 6 operates on 5 hits in five innings with five walks and one strikeout.
Mississippi Condition grabbed a 1- lead in the base of the very first inning when next baseman RJ Yeager led off with a property operate, his ninth of the calendar year.
The Tigers tied the activity in the 3rd when 1st baseman Tre’ Morgan grounded into a double enjoy with the bases loaded, scoring selected hitter Brayden Jobert from 3rd foundation.
LSU exploded for 5 operates in the fifth inning as centerfielder Dylan Crews and 3rd baseman Jacob Berry delivered RBI singles, and rightfielder Josh Pearson released a 3-run homer, his initial profession dinger.
The Tigers prolonged the direct to 7-1 in the sixth when catcher Tyler McManus singled with a person out and scored on a two-out RBI double by very first baseman Tre’ Morgan.
LSU additional two far more operates in the seventh on back again-to-again solo homers by second baseman Cade Doughty – his eighth of the yr – and by Pearson, who unloaded his next dinger of the day.
Mississippi State narrowed the margin to 9-3 in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run homer by pinch hitter Slate Alford, his first of the year.
LSU, nevertheless, responded with four operates in the eighth inning as Crews provided a two-run double, Doughty smashed an RBI double and Pearson lined a operate-scoring one.