LSU Baseball Report

For Immediate Release – May 20, 2021

AGGIES EDGE LSU, 2-1, THURSDAY NIGHT IN GAME 1 OF SEC SERIES


BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – First baseman Will Frizzell launched a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday night to lift Texas A&M to a 2-1 win over LSU at Blue Bell Park.

The Aggies improved to 29-25 overall, 9-19 in the SEC, while LSU dropped to 32-21 overall and 11-17 in conference play.

Game 2 of the series is set for 6:30 p.m. CT Friday. The contest will be streamed on SEC Network +, and it can be heard on affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network.

Frizzell led off the eighth inning with his 19th homer of the season, breaking a 1-1 tie.

Texas A&M closer Chandler Jozwiak retired LSU in order in the top of the ninth to earn his eighth save of the season.

Texas A&M starter Dustin Saenz (6-6) recorded the win, as he limited the Tigers to one run on two hits in eight innings with two walks and eight strikeouts.

LSU reliever Javen Coleman (2-1) was charged with the loss after allowing just the Frizzell home run in four innings of work. Coleman gave up one run on three hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

Right-hander Landon Marceaux pitched the first four innings for the Tigers, surrendering just one unearned run on three hits with three walks and one strikeout.

"Landon told me that his arm felt fine, but his body was fatigued, and he just didn't have any energy," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "I was very concerned about him injuring his arm because he was laboring, so I felt the best thing to do was to take him out of the game. His arm was fine; he just didn't feel like himself tonight."

The Aggies took a 1-0 lead in the third when shortstop Kalae Harrison doubled and scored when centerfielder Ray Alejo's bunt was misplayed by the LSU infield for an error.

The Tigers tied the game in the sixth on a solo homer by rightfielder Dylan Crews, his 13th dinger of the season.

In addition to Marceaux's fatigue, LSU suffered a number of injuries prior to and during the game.

Outfielder Mitchell Sanford sustained a pulled groin during pregame warm-ups; starting centerfielder Giovanni DiGiacomo left the game in the third inning after straining a hamstring; and starting leftfielder Gavin Dugas was taken out of the contest in the fifth inning after a collision in the outfield that caused a rib injury.

"We didn't have many options tonight because of the injuries," Mainieri said. "We battled as hard as we could, but we couldn't get enough hitting tonight, obviously.”

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Their play should not be surprising because they have been like this all season but dang - the Aggies are terrible. Watching our Tigers this year is like watching covid spread (depressing). I feel bad for the fans
Reply6 months
Don't imagine pawl is leaving anytime soon, but, I believe that a search is ongoing for when he retires, at least, that is what I am hoping.
Reply6 months
Watching the game last night there was no fire or excitement from LSU. When you have this much in the line you must ask the team the question. Do you want to be here as a coach. Yes, some individuals are playing hard but it’s not everyone. This is part of the coaches job. They just look tried to me. Paul got to go!
Reply6 months
I agree with ur overall point but u have some glaring errors in ur post: LSU played for in the CWS Championship vs Florida in 2017. Also LSUs Baseball Stadium & Facilities have fallen behind several SEC Programs in the past few years - USCe, Miss St, Arkansas, Tx A&M, Oregon St, Arizona St just to name a few! PM & LSUs AD’s have allowed LSU Baseball to go from the clear cut no doubt about it #1 Baseball Program in the SEC (all of college baseball really) to the middle of the pack.
Reply6 months
2. Alex Box Stadium, Louisiana State LSU has led the nation in attendance for 22 straight seasons, spanning the old Alex Box Stadium and the new one, which opened in 2009. The new Box seats more than 10,000 fans and provides an outstanding setting for baseball. LINK ALL OF THIS STUFF FOR LSU BASEBALL -AND WE CANT EVEN GET INTO THE final Omaha bracket due to this Coach who has not got us to the championship in over ten years 2009. How can a coach preach to be the best when he is not doing his part? Is he putting everything he can into Lsu Baseball? We have the best college facilities in the USA. and we cant get into SEC brackewt or Omaha bracket. We get beat by NSU and Oral Roberts---WHY IS HE STILL HERE? do we owe this guy something? Is he that good of a guy that LSU ad cant let him go? Does he have naked pictures of LSU president with some 18 yr old? FIRE PAUL AND RECONSTRUCT LSU baseball to get back on track.
Reply6 months
Yes I was ranting.
6 months
A&M walked the bases full to get to an easy out. Dude takes a called 3rd strike right down the middle for the 3rd out. No swing. Nothing. Looks like A&M knows more about our hitters than Paul does. I mean that was pathetic.
Reply6 months
A&M walked the bases full to get to an easy out. Dude takes a called 3rd strike right down the middle for the 3rd out. No swing. Nothing. Looks like A&M knows more about our hitters than Paul does. I mean that was pathetic.
Reply6 months
Time for a change #LesMiles
Reply6 months
Does it make me a bad person if I want to punch Paul squarely in his d#ck?
Reply6 months
I don't expect them to win this series. Good try, I guess.
Reply6 months
All it would take would be a win today. Just a GD win and a few runs. Then tomorrow could mean something
6 months
Reply6 months
This is the go to picture for when LSU loses and it cracks me up every time
Reply6 months
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