Stony Brook's pitching staff was below average (their hitters were legit) and we let those bunch of noodle arms shut us down to give us the most embarrassing series defeat in LSU baseball history.
In large part because all LSU's hitters were hamming it up trying to knock it out the park, and coming up with futile outs instead. A little bad luck, like with Rhymes suddenly having a bad series, is just bad luck. But a whole lot of LSU's recent scoring droughts against higher competition have been due to an inexcusably undisciplined offensive approach.
LSU doesn't have that scientific, by the book, constant spouting off of situational statistics, stopwatch-in-my-hand approach that it used to have when DeWayne Bailey was in charge of offense. The "hey, scouts, look at me and what I can do!" approach to hitting and baserunning has got to fricking go. (To say nothing of the shocking ignorance of common baseball statistics regarding when it's acceptable to have players sacrifice bunt, particularly players who are bad at doing it.)
Here's to hoping that some changes have been made since last year and things will be better this season.