Live Gameday Updates/Thread: No. 11 LSU Baseball vs Indiana Game One

Glen West

Pregame

LSU lineup:

1. Daniel Cabrera, CF

2. Cade Doughty, 2B

3. Zack Mathis, 3B

4. Saul Garza, C

5. Cade Beloso, 1B

6. Gavin Dugas, RF

7. Hayden Travinski, DH

8. Drew Bianco, LF

9. Hal Hughes, SS

Starting Pitcher: Cole Henry

Schedule change: LSU announced that due to inclement weather, this weekend's series will conclude with a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. Game three will start one hour after the conclusion of game two

Football coach Ed Orgeron will throw out the first pitch tonight to Maurice Hampton. Should be coming in the next 30 minutes or so.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron threw out the first pitch for Opening Day. Doesn’t quite get there from 60 feet but gotta respect the windup

Top 1

Cole Henry fires a first pitch strike and baseball is officially underway here at Alex Box.

Henry blows away the first batter he sees on four pitches. 

Successful bunt and run for Indiana with LSU shifting over with a left-handed batter.

Cade Doughty can't quite turn a double-play at second base but LSU has Indiana at two outs with a runner on second. Henry called for a balk and the runner moves to second with two outs.

Henry hits Elijah Dunham on a 2-2 count and Indiana now has two runners on with two outs. 15 pitches in the first inning for Henry.

Henry strands two and LSU is out of the first inning.

Mid 1

Daniel Cabrera, Cade Doughty and Zack Mathis will lead off the first for LSU on offense.

Cabrera smacks the second pitch he sees in left field for a single. Great start for LSU on offense.

Welcome to college baseball Cade Doughty. The freshman blasts a two-run homer and LSU leads 2-0 in the first.

Scoring Update: LSU 2, Indiana 0

After a Zack Mathis strikeout, Saul Garza draws a walk to put a runner on with one out.

End 1: LSU scores two off the Doughty homerun and lead Indiana 2-0

Top 2

Cole Henry forces a popout and then a line drive out to left field for two consecutive outs to start the second.

Hal Hughes lets a routine grounder go right through his glove and Indiana has a runner on first with two outs.

Saul Garza catches a runner stealing second to end the inning. Just a cannon of a throw from the Tigers catcher. LSU back out with Travinski, Bianco and Hughes

Mid 2

Hayden Travinski strikes out in his first at-bat as a collegiate player for the second inning's first out.

Drew Bianco nearly went yard but the ball stays in and LSU has two away with in the second.

Three up, three down as Hal Hughes grounds out to shortstop.

Top 3

Henry records his fourth strikeout of the game for the third inning's first out. 

Second hit of the game for Indiana is a line drive to left field. Henry is up to 50 pitches in the third. Mainieri wants him to go four or five innings but his pitch count is getting high.

Strikeout No. 5 for Henry. He's certainly looking like a Friday night starter tonight.

Hard liner goes off of Zack Mathis' glove and Indiana has two on with two outs in the third.

Cole Henry strikes out three in the third and strands two runners. LSU has the top of the order up in the third

Mid 3

Daniel Cabrera strikes out to begin the inning. Freshman Cade Doughty will look to follow up his homerun in the first with another successful at-bat.

Doughty draws a walk.

Paul Mainieri has said multiple times this spring Cade Doughty gets his money's worth at the plate. Well he's homered and drawn a walk in his first two collegiate at-bats.

Zack Mathis gets his first hit of the season with a grounder that pops waaaay up in the air and gets to right field. LSU with runners on the corners and one out.

Saul Garza with LSU's second homerun of the evening, this one going for three runs. Tigers have a 5-0 lead in the third. Scores Doughty and Mathis

Note: Cade Doughty became the first LSU player to hit a homerun in his first at-bat as a Tiger in 11 years Beau Didier was the last to do it in 2011

Travinski flies out to end the inning

Top 4

Indiana goes three up, three down in the fourth

Top 5

Apologies for missing an inning. Indiana picks up a run in the fifth after Cole Henry takes a seat after four innings. Brandon Kaminer was the pitcher in that last inning.

Henry ends the day with no runs allowed in four innings and eight strikeouts. Fantastic debut for Henry.

Mid 5

Zack Mathis strikes out for the second time tonight to start the fifth for LSU.

Garza pops out to center field after his three run homer in the third inning.

Cade Beloso gets on with a bloop single to center that can't be reeled in. However, Indiana gets out of the inning unscathed.

Tigers lead 5-1 after five innings

Top 6

Kaminer gets a slow one hit back at him for the innings first out.

Matthew Beck coming in for Brandon Kaminer, who goes 1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R (unearned), 1 BB, 0 K, 30 P (19 S). Two away here in the sixth.

Beck forces a popout to Beloso and LSU is out the sixth with a 5-1 lead. Three up, three down for Indiana, who has just three hits tonight.

Mid 6


Drew Bianco draws a one out walk for Hal Hughes. Hughes follows that up with a walk.

LSU in business with two on and the top of the order due up.

A wild series of events occurred including a dropped pop-fly, and an overthrow from Indiana. Bianco steals two bases to score and LSU leads 6-1.Tigers have two RISP as well with one out.

Bases loaded for LSU as Indiana goes for its third pitching change of the evening. Still one out in the sixth.

Sac fly for Zack Mathis brings Hughes in for the Tigers second run of the inning. 7-1 LSU leads

Beloso grounds out to end the inning with the bases loaded.

Top 7

Before that walk from Matthew Beck, LSU had retired eight straight batters. Two away here for Indiana with a runner on first.

Gavin Dugas ends the inning with a routine fly ball.

Mid 7

LSU goes scoreless in the seventh with Hal Hughes to be up to start the eighth.

Top 8

 Matthew Beck retires six of the seven batters he faces before Aaron George comes out to finish the inning off. Four innings of one run baseball for the bullpen. 

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