LSU Baseball Report
For Immediate Release – June 4, 2021

JACOB PITCHES GONZAGA TO WIN OVER LSU


EUGENE, Ore. – Gonzaga right-hander Alek Jacob fired a complete-game shutout Friday night to lead the Bulldogs to a 3-0 win over LSU in the first round of the NCAA Eugene Regional at PK Park.

Gonzaga (34-17) will face Oregon at 9 p.m. CT Saturday in a winners’ bracke contest, while LSU (34-23) will meet Central Connecticut State in a elimination game at 3 p.m. CT Saturday. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.

The LSU-CCSU game will be streamed on ESPN3, and it will be broadcast on affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network.

Senior right-hander Ma’Khail Hilliard will be LSU’s starting pitcher on Saturday.

Jacob (8-1) limited the Tigers to four hits while recording one walk and four strikeouts. He threw 119 pitches in posting his second complete game of the season.

LSU starting pitcher Landon Marceaux (6-6) was charged with the loss as he allowed three runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings with three walks and three strikeouts.

“It was obviously a very disappointing outcome for our team,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “Of course, the story of the game was their pitcher; we just couldn’t solve him. He has such a unique style of pitching, and we haven’t faced a guy like that all year. We worked hard all week to try to prepare for this kid, but he’s done this to everyone he’s pitched against all year.

“Landon pitched his heart out, and they were very scrappy team offensively. They were very difficult to strike out, they put some balls in play, and they were able to scratch across a few runs.”

The Bulldogs scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning when rightfielder Grayson Sterling tripled and scored on centerfielder Guthrie Morrison’s single, and Morrison scored on a two-out RBI double by shortstop Ernie Yake.

Gonzaga added a run in the sixth on an RBI single by third baseman Brett Harris.

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Comments

41 Comments
Can't wait to see who yall blame next year lol
Reply18 days
get it over with already
Reply18 days
Anyone know what time we lose today?
Reply18 days
Can’t wait for them to lose again.
Reply18 days
Gonzaga is sneaky good! They might make it to the College World Series. Geaux Tigers. Thanks for everything, Coach M.
Reply18 days
I hate everything about your post. Including your name
18 days
Maybe we can beat them in basketball.
Reply18 days
Lol heck no
18 days
Like the majority of this season, not enough production. What a shame but If you score no runs, hard to win. Any chance of a break out today and tomorrow??? Stranger things have happened
Reply18 days
No one really should be surprised by this, yet most are.
Reply18 days
With a wimper
Reply18 days
It is time for Paul to retire and shut it down. Has lost his sense of coaching and the ability of putting his team in position to win games.
Reply18 days
That has already happened. He's a lame duck coach.
18 days
So I understand him starting left hand batters to counter the pitching. I don’t understand starting batters that have a .100 batting avg. this is why he’s retiring.
Reply18 days
The real magician is the hitting coach who secured a head coaching gig…
Reply18 days
A very good observation indeed.
18 days
I had thought the same thing. How in the He**?
18 days
TWT
911
The CPM nightmare is almost over!
Reply19 days
Some nitwit downvoted this? Lol!
18 days
Wow ?? I think LSU needs a change, that's 3 losses in a row over 3 weeks time period
Reply19 days
Yeah, CPM has this team laser focused and besides who wants to actually win the SEC, host a Regional, go to Omaha, and win the CWS? Losing to fuking Gonzaga (shutout) in Oregon and listening to CPM’s crap (or crying about his Dad dying over 2 years ago) is what we should shoot for.
18 days
God this squad is bad Jesus.
Reply19 days
They looked like a Little League team. What a joke Maineiri has turned LSU Baseball into.
18 days
And the guy has been paid rather nicely. Talk about easy street. When he had Bregman and all kind of other stars, Van Horn and the VU coach knew the Tigers were toast. No accountability
18 days
You left out the Holy Ghost.
18 days
I’m just hoping this shite makes Scotty pay up to get the right guy.
Reply19 days
Dude LSU’s problem is not the Salary COM gets. He is one of the highest paid coaches in the country. He just sucks.
18 days
Straight dominated by a ANTIFA-basketball-hippie college.
Reply19 days
Wasn’t clever on the rant, isn’t here. Stop calling for no politics in sports while bringing politics into sports unprovoked.
19 days
Looks like grill daddy is either racist or ignorant. Admins, what your take?
19 days
He’s a racist pos. RA’d
19 days
One more game and it's all over thankfully. We can move on to football.
Reply19 days
What’s stopping you now?
19 days
Because half of the site is here to harass you and your love for the worst coach since before skip. That’s right, worse than smoke. I said it.
18 days
Thank God it’s almost over!
Reply19 days
Ole Paul is going out in style.
18 days
Smoke > Paw
18 days
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