Missouri outlasts LSU, 8-7, to tie weekend series – Crescent City Sports

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Michael Braswell

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Trailing 7-2 entering the eighth inning on Saturday, LSU scored five runs in the final two innings, but suffered an 8-7 loss to Missouri at Taylor Stadium.

Missouri improved to 18-22 overall, 6-11 in the SEC, while LSU fell to 24-16 overall and 4-13 in conference play.

The teams will conclude the series Sunday at 2:00 PM CT in a game that will air on the LSU Sports Radio Network and stream on SEC Network+.

A two-run homer by LSU design hitter Hayden Travinski in the top of the eighth inning cut Missouri’s lead to 7-4; however, a solo shot by left fielder Brock Daniels in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Mizzou a four-run cushion.

With one out in the top of the ninth, LSU centerfielder Paxton Kling doubled and scored when second baseman Steven Milam followed with a double.

Third baseman Tommy White then greeted Missouri reliever Ryan Magdic with a two-run homer, cutting Missouri’s lead to one run. However, Magdic struck out first baseman Jared Jones, then retired left fielder Ashton Larson on a ground ball to second base, ending the game.

Missouri starting pitcher Javyn Pimendal (2-2) earned the win, as he worked 5.0 innings and limited LSU to one run on two hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

LSU starter Luke Holman (6-3) was blamed for the loss as he allowed six runs (five of them earned) on six hits in 4.2 innings with two walks and four strikeouts.

Magdic was credited with his second save of the season after recording the final two outs of the game.

Missouri scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning when third baseman Trevor Austin delivered a runscoring double and a second run home on an LSU infield error.

LSU cut the deficit in half in the top of the second inning when shortstop Michael Braswell III lined with an RBI single.

Missouri extended its lead to 3-1 in the third when Daniels delivered a runscoring single with two outs.

Missouri put up four runs in the fifth after Holman retired the first two batters in the inning. Austin and second baseman Matt Garcia each delivered run-scoring doubles, and first baseman Danny Corona hit a two-run single.

Jones led off the LSU sixth with a home run – his 16th of the year – closing the gap to 7-2.

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