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No. 4 LSU finishes doubleheader sweep, 7-4

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU (5-1) captures the series over Boston College (2-4) with the 7-4 win over the Eagles Friday night. Senior left fielder Jared Foster collected two extra base hits to help lead the Tigers to victory.

The Tigers will go for the sweep over Boston College Saturday at 3 p.m. at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The game will be available online via SEC Network+ and Watch ESPN. The game can also be heard through LSU radio affiliates and will be streamed live in the GeauxZone.

Freshman Alex Lange (2-0) tallied a career high nine strikeouts in his second appearance for the Tigers. He had five hits, three walks and four earned runs in his five innings pitched.

Freshman Jesse Stallings earned his third save of the 2015 season after pitching one inning, walking one batter.

In the bottom of the first, Foster roped the first pitch from Boston College starting right-hander Jeff Burke to left field for his first career triple. With two outs, junior catcher Chris Chinea doubled to right field, scoring Foster for the first run of the game.

Junior centerfielder Andrew Stevenson led off the bottom of the second with an infield single. After stealing his first two bases of the season, Stevenson scored on a sacrifice fly to center field from freshman designated hitter Bryce Jordan.

Four runs crossed the plate for the Boston College Eagles in the top of the fifth. Shortstop John Adams reached first on a wild pitch after striking out, and he stole second base. Catcher Stephen Sauter followed with an RBI single. A single and a walk loaded the bases for Boston College and a walk from Lange drove in a run. With one out, right fielder Chris Shaw had a two-RBI single. Heading into the bottom of the fifth, LSU trailed Boston College 4-2.

Br. Jordan reached first after being hit by a pitch in the bottom of the fifth, and back-to-back doubles by Foster and Laird brought in two runs for the Tigers. A wild pitch drove in Laird, and the Tigers led 5-4 after five.

In the bottom of the sixth, Stevenson was hit by a pitch and reached third base after an infield single by sophomore third baseman Danny Zardon and a fielding error by second baseman Blake Butera. Br. Jordan tied the LSU record for most sacrifice hits in a game after hitting his second sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Stevenson on the play. Heading into the top of the seventh, LSU led Boston College 6-4.

Foster walked to lead off the bottom of the seventh. Laird followed with a single to left field, advancing to second base on the throw to third on the play. With the bases loaded, Chinea sent a sacrifice fly to center field, and Foster scored. The Tigers were up by three runs at the end of seven.

Laird's double in the bottom of the fifth inning extended his hitting streak to four games, and Stevenson and Hale have hit safely in all six of the Tigers' game so far this year.

Stevenson recorded his first two steals of the season in the second inning.

The bullpen had another excellent outing Friday night as Parker Bugg, Alden Cartwright and Stallings pitched for four innings, gave up three hits, one walk and struck out four.

Bugg's three strikeouts Friday night matched his career high that came in his outings against UNO on February 15, 2014 and Mississippi State on April 6, 2014.

In both games Friday the bullpen went for a combined 7.1 scoreless innings with five hits, nine strikeouts and two walks.

Jeff Burke (0-1) suffered the loss after facing 20 batters in 4.1 innings pitched. He had five earned runs, six hits and four strikeouts.

BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU (5-1) captures the series over Boston College (2-4) with the 7-4 win over the Eagles Friday night. Senior left fielder Jared Foster collected two extra base hits to help lead the Tigers to victory.

The Tigers will go for the sweep over Boston College Saturday at 3 p.m. at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The game will be available online via SEC Network+ and Watch ESPN. The game can also be heard through LSU radio affiliates and will be streamed live in the GeauxZone.

Freshman Alex Lange (2-0) tallied a career high nine strikeouts in his second appearance for the Tigers. He had five hits, three walks and four earned runs in his five innings pitched.

Freshman Jesse Stallings earned his third save of the 2015 season after pitching one inning, walking one batter.

In the bottom of the first, Foster roped the first pitch from Boston College starting right-hander Jeff Burke to left field for his first career triple. With two outs, junior catcher Chris Chinea doubled to right field, scoring Foster for the first run of the game.

Junior centerfielder Andrew Stevenson led off the bottom of the second with an infield single. After stealing his first two bases of the season, Stevenson scored on a sacrifice fly to center field from freshman designated hitter Bryce Jordan.

Four runs crossed the plate for the Boston College Eagles in the top of the fifth. Shortstop John Adams reached first on a wild pitch after striking out, and he stole second base. Catcher Stephen Sauter followed with an RBI single. A single and a walk loaded the bases for Boston College and a walk from Lange drove in a run. With one out, right fielder Chris Shaw had a two-RBI single. Heading into the bottom of the fifth, LSU trailed Boston College 4-2.

Br. Jordan reached first after being hit by a pitch in the bottom of the fifth, and back-to-back doubles by Foster and Laird brought in two runs for the Tigers. A wild pitch drove in Laird, and the Tigers led 5-4 after five.

In the bottom of the sixth, Stevenson was hit by a pitch and reached third base after an infield single by sophomore third baseman Danny Zardon and a fielding error by second baseman Blake Butera. Br. Jordan tied the LSU record for most sacrifice hits in a game after hitting his second sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Stevenson on the play. Heading into the top of the seventh, LSU led Boston College 6-4.

Foster walked to lead off the bottom of the seventh. Laird followed with a single to left field, advancing to second base on the throw to third on the play. With the bases loaded, Chinea sent a sacrifice fly to center field, and Foster scored. The Tigers were up by three runs at the end of seven.

Laird's double in the bottom of the fifth inning extended his hitting streak to four games, and Stevenson and Hale have hit safely in all six of the Tigers' game so far this year.

Stevenson recorded his first two steals of the season in the second inning.

The bullpen had another excellent outing Friday night as Parker Bugg, Alden Cartwright and Stallings pitched for four innings, gave up three hits, one walk and struck out four.

Bugg's three strikeouts Friday night matched his career high that came in his outings against UNO on February 15, 2014 and Mississippi State on April 6, 2014.

In both games Friday the bullpen went for a combined 7.1 scoreless innings with five hits, nine strikeouts and two walks.

Jeff Burke (0-1) suffered the loss after facing 20 batters in 4.1 innings pitched. He had five earned runs, six hits and four strikeouts.