BATON ROUGE, La. -- Top-ranked LSU put up six runs in the first inning for the second straight game to defeat Lamar, 11-2, Wednesday evening at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
The Tigers improved to 32-6 after a strong start on both offense and defense. Kyle Bouman produced his longest outing of the year at five innings to move to 1-1 on the year. Bouman allowed just one run on five hits and struck out three batters.
Lamar's Billy Love (0-1) was charged with the loss. Love walked two and gave up five runs on three hits.
LSU returns to action for another Southeastern Conference series this weekend. The Tigers face off against Georgia in Athens beginning Friday at 6 p.m. CT. The games will be available online only via SEC Network+ and can be accessed at WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN app.
It will also be broadcast live on LSU Radio Network affiliates, including 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge. Fans can also go to LSUsports.net for live stats and audio through the GeauxZone.
LSU erupted for six runs off of Love and relief pitcher Will Hibbs all with no outs in the bottom of the first. Right fielder Mark Laird started things off with a single up the middle to score the leadoff man, Jake Fraley. After Alex Bregman walked, doubles by Conner Hale and Kade Scivicque added three runs. Chris Chinea added a double of his own to score two more runs
In the bottom of the second, Bregman pushed the lead to 7-0 with a solo home run to left field. The junior tied second baseman Jared Foster with the most on the team.
Chinea joined the home run party and tallied his third and fourth RBI of the game with a two-run shot to left field in the bottom of the third inning.
Lamar reliever Galen Andrews threw a wild pitch with the bases loaded and two outs to score Greg Deichmann in the bottom of the seventh.
Pitcher Collin Strall recorded the Tigers' 11th run of the game with an RBI single to left field.
Lamar scored a run in the bottom of the fifth off of a solo home run by Brendan Satran. The second Cardinal run came in the top of the ninth off of a fielding error by right fielder Beau Jordan.