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Bats on fire for LSU baseball with 27-0 shutout over Northwestern State

Entrance to Alex Box Stadium
Entrance to Alex Box Stadium
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The LSU baseball team celebrated their last regular season home game with a shutout over Northwestern State, 27-0 on Tuesday night, May 13, 2014 as reported by The Advocate. With the win the Tigers move to 37-14-1 for the season before heading to the last series of the regular season against Auburn University.

This game will go down in the LSU history books for several reasons.

  1. The impressive win was a no-hitter for the Demons, as LSU used five different pitchers in 6 innings to win the game.
  2. This was LSU's fourth no-hitter game in history and the first since 1979 and the first with multiple pitchers.
  3. The win is also the first in LSU's history won by the largest margin, 27.
  4. This was the first game since 2009 for multiple home runs in a single game.

Alex Bregman and Tyler Moore both scored home runs and had eight RBI's. They barely missed the school record on RBI's, which stands at nine in the LSU books. LSU hasn't played a game with a player getting eight RBI's since 2000.

The winning pitchers for LSU were Jared Poche, Kyle Bouman, Nate Fury, Kurt McCune, and Joe Broussard. Northwestern was held to one walk and one player being hit by the ball. The game accounted for the first no-hitter game since 1979 when Bobby Landry threw a no-hitter against Southern Mississippi on March 14, 1979.

The game was played despite the weather conditions which called for a rain delay in the third inning and the game being called in the bottom of the sixth inning due to lightning. The final score of the game was LSU 24, Northwestern 0.

Head coach Paul Mainieri had this to say about the outstanding game by the Tigers, “It's really hard to put into words a description of this game. Northwestern State has a very good team that is battling to win its conference title this weekend, and we have tremendous respect for their program. It was just one of those nights where we squared up on pitches and swung the bats exceptionally well. Our guys are excited and looking forward to a great series at Auburn with a lot at stake, including a chance to win the SEC West.”

The No. 8 Tigers will travel to Auburn, LA on Thursday, May 15, 2014 to start a three game series with the Auburn Tigers to close out regular season play.

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