The LSU Tigers showcased their best form in a 16-6 win over Kentucky Wildcats in the first game of their series. LSU’s impressive display helped them attain a 28-5 record overall and an 8-4 conference play record. With the loss, Kentucky Wildcats fell to 27-6 overall and 9-4 in SEC play.
In Thursday’s game, LSU’s Jordan Thompson and Brayden Jobert each hit a grand slam to power the team to a dominating win over Kentucky inside Alex Box Stadium. The game marked the return of LSU coach Jay Johnson after he was away on sick leave. The Tigers opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning, striking for six runs. In the bottom of the third inning, Designated Hitter Cade Beloso scorching a home run to right field accounted for the third homerun scored by LSU on the night.
LSU’s starting pitcher, Paul Skenes finished with 13 strikeouts to match his career high of 100 for the season, with 6.0 innings pitched and gave up five runs. Kentucky’s starter, Zach Hise, was charged with the loss after allowing 11 runs in 1.2 innings.
LSU’s coach expressed his delight with the team’s performance and said that the win was mainly due to their determination, good coaching, and momentum from their game on Tuesday against Tulane. He also praised his players’ at-bats and their display of dominance in batting practice leading to the game.
The second game of the series between LSU and Kentucky is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT on Friday and, it will be broadcasted on the LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates.
Overall, LSU filled their fans with immense pride with this win and hope to carry this momentum into the second game of the series. If they continue to maintain their consistency and skill, the upcoming games look promising for the Tigers.
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