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LSU Baseball Report

For Immediate Release – March 20, 2021

MISSISSIPPI STATE RECORDS 3-0 WIN OVER LSU SATURDAY NIGHT


BATON ROUGE, La. – Three Mississippi State combined to limit LSU to no runs on five hits Saturday night as the second-ranked Bulldogs posted a 3-0 win over the 10th-ranked Tigers in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

LSU is 15-5 overall, 0-2 in conference play, and Mississippi State improved to 16-3 overall, 2-0 in the SEC. The teams will meet in Game 3 of the series at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The contest will be streamed on SEC Network+, and it can be heard on all the affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network.

The Bulldogs' starting pitcher, Will Bednar (1-0), earned the win, as he worked five shutout innings and allowed three hits, one walk and no runs. Reliever Preston Johnson pitched two scoreless innings before closer Landon Sims worked the final two frames to earn his second save of the year.

“Mississippi State has a great pitching staff, and I give them a lot of credit, but we’ve got to find a way to generate some offense. Kids come to LSU because they want to challenge themselves against the best. If you want to play in the big leagues someday, you’ve got to rise up and hit this kind of pitching. It’s hard, but we’ve got to find a way to hit against them.”

LSU starter Landon Marceaux (2-1) turned in a brilliant effort, but was charged with the loss. Marceaux allowed two hits, one unearned run and three walks through seven innings while recording three strikeouts. Marceaux has not allowed an earned run in 31.1 consecutive innings, dating back to last season.

“It’s disappointing that we couldn’t get a victory for Landon,” Mainieri said. “He’s a terrific pitcher, and hopefully he’ll continue to pitch this way for us all year, and we’ll get better as a team around him.”

Mississippi State took advantage of a lead-off walk and an LSU error to score a run in the fifth and break a scoreless tie. Shortstop Lane Forsythe lifted a sacrifice fly to score catcher Logan Tanner with the Bulldogs’ first run.

MSU added a run in the eighth on an RBI single by centerfielder Rowdey Jordan, and the Bulldogs extended the lead to 3-0 when DH Luke Hancock walked, moved to third on Tanner’s double and scored on a groundout by first baseman Josh Hatcher.

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Boudreaux Jones40 months
Friday after loss: "we’ve got to hit better, so we’ll turn the page and come out ready for tomorrow.” Mainieri Saturday after loss: "but we’ve got to find a way to generate some offense" You don't say. When, Paul?
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GoneFishing2140 months
I guess you didn’t watch the 3rd game.
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spankydynamite40 months
Paul, if you love LSU even a lil bit, you'll retire already and go coach little league.
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Vernonbrew2240 months
Needs to jump his arse off the Talahatchee bridge on Choctaw ridge
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TWT40 months
CPM, 10 of his 15 years with top 3 recruiting.... He has 1 Naty on someone else’s recruiting and coaching. He has got to go....
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rob6240 months
I really think LSU’s recruiting under CPM has been very overrated especially in the Pitching Department. LSU’s pitching staff is horrible. They have no relief pitching at all and no Closer. Here LSU is 20 games into the season and going into the SEC schedule and CPM has not clarified his weekend pitching rotation, starters or anything else. Just disorganized as hell.
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Boudreaux Jones40 months
Pitching staff is horrible? All 3 starters threw 5 shutout innings in all 3 games. They finally have a rotation but an offense that comes and goes. Still on Mainieri though - been a problem for years.
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Spasweezy40 months
There’s the baseball team we all all knew existed. Soft team is soft. These kids don’t care. They’d rather tik tok themselves dancing than attend batting practice.
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GoneFishing2140 months
Dang. They’ve been skipping batting practice?
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jptiger200940 months
Fire Pawl!
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LesnarF540 months
They had 2 out and 2 on at that time.
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LesnarF540 months
I believe it was in the 6th or 7th inning (this is not hindsight) I was thinking at the moment with 2 out and C. Milazo coming to bat why not pinch-hit Travinski at this moment. Not that anything would've happened but why not at that moment make a move. Travinski has a higher upside who knows. That's why you make moves.
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TigahJay40 months
That’s baseball
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mr bunion40 months
That’s pawlball
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rob6240 months
No. What we see year in and year out with CPM is piss poor baseball. CPM has used up any benefit of the doubt at this point. Different players and different year but results and effort (lack of) remain the same. The man needs to go. Maineiri is turning LSU into a bottom feeder in the SEC. PERIOD!!
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spslayto40 months
1 run in 18 innings!!!!
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tigerbutt40 months
We ALL know what needs to happen.
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oline526440 months
In the words of PM “we still have 28 more conference games left.”
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wesman2140 months
Same.
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LSUMANINVA40 months
Please retire Paul. We are tired of your face around here.
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