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♦ LSU fans invade Taylor Stadium for shutout of Missouri baseball team (Columbia Missourian)
"Root, root, root for the road team."
This could have been the refrain Saturday at Taylor Stadium, where No. 2 LSU clobbered the Missouri baseball team 8-0. Even after a five-hour rain delay, which several LSU fans spent tailgating under cover in the parking lots along Carrie Francke Drive outside the stadium, hundreds of purple-and-gold clad fans filled the seats behind the LSU dugout along the first-base line.
"We want a home-field advantage and, hell, we felt like we were in Alex Box," MU outfielder Logan Pearson said. "Their fans stomped our fans today."...
♦ Eades, LSU rip Missouri, 8-0 (The Advertiser)
♦ Powerful outburst ignites LSU against Missouri, Ryan Eades strong again in an 8-0 win (NOLA.com)
♦ Mistakes cost Missouri baseball its early lead against No. 2 LSU (Columbia Missourian)
Unexplainable errors like Opel's and Segovia's seem almost routine for Missouri baseball. In its 6-5 loss Sunday against No. 2 LSU, Missouri was virtually handed an early four-run lead before letting it slip away in the very next inning.
The mistakes piled up quickly for Missouri in the top of the third inning. With a 5-1 lead, freshman pitcher Alec Rash put LSU's first two batters on base before surrendering a three-run bomb to Mason Katz. Katz's third home run of the weekend was swiftly followed by Segovia and Opel's errors.
"If you look throughout the course of the season, we’ve had a lot of big numbers happen after mistakes," Jamieson said. "It’s a trend that has to stop. That should’ve been a two-run inning, or no runs scored after the home run."...
♦ LSU Baseball tam completes sweep of Missouri (The Advocate)
♦ Sweep complete: LSU storms back for a 6-5 win behind Mason Katz, Sean McMullen and the bullpen (NOLA.com)