BATON ROUGE, La. ̵
Earlier on Saturday, the Tigers defeated Youngstown 5-3 on a double homer by a second baseman Cade Dowty.
LSU improved to 6-1 with both wins, and the Tigers won five games in a row. Youngstown State dropped to 1-6 and Nicholls fell to 2-3 with losses on Saturday.
LSU returns to action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the Tigers host Nichols again at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
“Today has been a long day, but a good day,” said the LSU coach Paul Manieri. “We had a very emotional victory in the first match and you are always worried about disappointment after such a match, but we came out as robbers in the second match. Landon Marceau we set the tone and set exceptional throughout the night and hit a few homers that gave us an early lead over the pitcher that beat us last year.
“With the prevailing wind today, there was more of an attacker environment and we took advantage of that. I really like the way the middle of our line is being formed right now, (right-back) Dylan Crews is a frightening force at the top of the lineup and our strikers are swinging with great confidence. “
Marceaux (1-0) worked six passes against the colonels, not allowing two hits to run without walks and 10 shots.
Nichols starter Tyler Terio (0-1) was blamed for the loss as he passed six tracks with six hits with three walks and three shots for 3.1 assists.
The suspension was LSU’s first after a 2-0 victory over South Alabama on April 3, 2019.
LSU blew up four homers in the game, including two of the teenagers Drew White. Crews and a third baseman Jordan Thompson also host to accelerate the Tigers’ 13-attack and center midfielder Brody Drost collected three hits, including a double, one RBI and two marked runs.
DH Cade Beloso add double and three RBI, and a catcher Alex Milazo produced a double.
LSU entered the bottom of the ninth inning of Saturday’s first game, a 3-3 draw with Youngstown State. With one out, Crews was hit from the field after the first baseman Tre ‘Morgan took off, Crews moved to third place in an unsuccessful lift attempt by YSU reliever Gary Clift.
Doughty followed with a shot through the fence on the left field at a 2-2 count to give the Tigers victory. This was LSU’s first 4-3 victory over Auburn in the SEC tournament on May 23, 2019.
LSU won a home game for the first time since February 16, 2019 against the Army when Cade Beloso Hit the winning game at the bottom of the ninth.
LSU relief Alex Brady (1-0) won the victory as he closed Youngstown State at the top of the ninth inning, recording two shots. Clift (0-1) took the lead after allowing Doughty Homer.