BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Junior right-hander Landon Marceaux fired one of the best 10 strikeouts of his career Saturday night to lead the 11th LSU to a 14-0 win over Nicholls at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
Earlier on Saturday, the Tigers beat Youngstown State, 5-3, on a scoreless two-run homerun by second baseman Cade Doughty.
LSU improved to 6-1 with both wins, and the Tigers took four in a row games. Youngstown State fell to 1-6 and Nicholls fell to 2-3 with Saturday’s losses.
LSU returns to action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when the Tigers play host to Nicholls again at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
“It was a long day today, but a good day,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “We had a very moving victory in the first game, and you are always worried about a disappointment after a game like that, but we came out like gangbusters in the second game. Landon Marceaux set the tone and played exceptionally all night long, and we hit a few home runs that gave us a quick lead against a pitcher who beat us last year.
“With the prevailing wind, there was more of a batting environment here today, and we took advantage of that. I really like the way the middle of our command is going right now, (right hander) Dylan Crews is an intimidating force at the top of the roster, and our hitters are rocking with a lot of confidence.
Marceaux (1-0) worked six …
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