March 10, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Washington baseball team rallied in the late innings to close the gap, but couldn't overcome No. 8 LSU in a 7-5 loss Sunday at Alex Box Stadium. It was the Tigers' 10th straight win.
Washington (4-11) took its first lead of the weekend with a two-run second inning. Singles from Michael Camporeale and Will Sparks got things started. After a bunt moved them up, Camporeale scored on a wile pitch and Sparks came home on an Erik Forgione groundout.
But LSU (14-1) used the longball to move in front in the bottom of the second. After a walk, first baseman Mason Katz hit his third homer of the series to left, tying the score. Two outs later, catcher Ty Ross homered down the left-field line, moving the Tigers in front, 3-2.
In the third, LSU's Chris Sciambra led off with a double and eventually scored on an Alex Bregman single to increase the Tiger lead to 4-2.
LSU added two more in the fifth as Mark Laird singled and scored on a Bregman triple. Bregman then crossed when the throw to third got out of play. In the sixth, Sciambra double and scored on a Laird single to make it 7-2.
Washington got two runs back in the seventh. After Forgione walked to begin the inning, Jayce Ray belted a long triple off the center field fence. Ray came into score on a wild pitch, cutting the LSU lead to 7-4.
Washington starter Tyler Davis (0-2) took the loss, allowing four runs on five hits in two innings. LSU's Cody Glenn improved to 3-0 with the win, giving up two runs on seven hits over five and two-thirds. Chris Cotton notched his fifth save, pitching a scoreless ninth.
Sparks, Meggs and Camporeale each had two hits for Washington while Laird led LSU with four.
Washington returns to Seattle for a non-conference game Tuesday vs. Portland and then heads to UCLA next weekend to open Pac-12 Conference play.
|Linescore - March 10, 2013|
|#8 LSU 7, Washington 5|