COLUMBIA, Mo. -- LSU junior Michaela Schlattman's second-inning grand slam launched the Tigers past defending SEC tournament champion Ole Miss 4-1.
The No. 5 seeded Tigers (41-13) exacted some payback on the Rebels (30-23), who beat them in the 2017 championship game 5-1.
The Tigers loaded the bases in the bottom of the second with singles by Amanda Doyle and Amber Serrett and an Ole Miss fielding errror. Schlattman took the third pitch by Kaitlin Lee and sent it over the center-field wall for a grand slam, giving LSU a 4-0 lead. Schlattman has hit four home runs and 11 RBI in the last five games.
LSU pitcher Allie Walljasper (16-4) pitched her 14th complete game this year, only allowing one run off six hits and struck out five batters.
This is LSU's fourth straight win. The Tigers have now won 44 tournament games, a conference best.
UP NEXT: LSU faces off against No. 4 seed Tennessee in the third game of the Second Round. The first pitch is scheduled for approximately 5:30 pm ET Thursday on SEC Network.