BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU (10-1) exploded for 15 runs on 20 hits against Princeton (0-3) to sweep the series with a 15-4 win Saturday evening at Alex Box, Skip Bertman Field.
LSU returns to action Tuesday against Stephen F. Austin at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field beginning at 6:30 p.m. The game will be available online through the SEC Network+, WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. Live audio will be streamed in the Geaux Zone and the game may be heard on LSU radio affiliates throughout the state.
Freshman Alex Lange (3-0) gave an outstanding performance by going six innings and giving up just three hits, no runs and six strikeouts.
Keelan Smithers (0-1) earned the loss for Princeton, working three innings and giving up eight hits and five runs.
LSU's bats came alive in the bottom of the third as Alex Bregman hit an RBI triple to score Mark Laird from first, putting the Tigers' first run on the board. Bregman scored on a wild pitch from Smithers to extend the lead to two. After a Conner Hale double, Kade Scivicque added a two-out RBI double to left, bringing in Hale for the third run. Jake Fraley then reached second on a fielding error by Paul Tupper to score Scivicque. On the next play, Danny Zardon hit an RBI single to give LSU its fifth run of the inning.
Chris Chinea single to right field to score Laird and give LSU a 6-0 lead in the fourth inning.
Jared Foster hit his first home run of the season in the fifth with a three-run shot into the left field stands for LSU's ninth run of the game. After a Laird double, Bregman homered to left, giving LSU 11 unanswered runs.
Chris Chinea extended LSU's lead to 12 in the seventh with a two-out RBI single to left, bringing home Laird from second. Bryce Jordan doubled to right, and Michael Papierski singled through the right side on the next play to score Jordan and Chinea. Chris Sciambra added to the lead with a two-out RBI double putting LSU's total to 15.
Princeton scored four runs in the eighth, but it was too late as Hunter Devall helped close out the game for LSU and give the Tigers' their sixth-straight victory.