BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Alabama offense strung together 12 hits on the way to a 6-0 shutout win over the No. 8 LSU Tigers in game one of Saturday's doubleheader. The shutout win was the Crimson Tide's first shutout win in Baton Rouge since May 14, 2000.
The Alabama hitters accounted for 12 total hits with every starter recording at least one knock. The offensive effort was highlighted by Will Haynie, who finished 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. His two-RBI double was part of a four run, seven-hit seventh inning. Also contributing a pair of hits were Chandler Avant (2-for-5) and Chandler Taylor (2-for-5). Taylor notched his team-high third home run of the season and added two RBI and a run scored.
Crimson Tide starter Geoffrey Bramblett (2-0) paired with senior Jon Keller to shut out the Tigers. Bramblett earned his second win of the year, allowing only four hits and one walk with a strikeout across his 6.0 innings of work. Keller followed with 3.0 innings of scoreless baseball to earn his first save of the year.
The two teams will play the second game of Saturday's doubleheader starting at 6:30 p.m. CT. Alabama will throw sophomore right-hander Jake Walters while LSU will counter with junior lefty Jared Poche'.