LSU Baseball Report - March 8, 2021

by Bill Franques | Sr. Associate Communications Director
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LSU Baseball Report - March 8, 2021

Overall Record:  9-3 
 
Last Week’s Results (3-2) 
March 3 (Wed.) – NICHOLLS (W, 5-4)
March 3 (Wed.) – SOUTHERN (W, 16-1)
March 5 (Fri.) – ORAL ROBERTS (L, 7-22)
March 6 (Sat.) – ORAL ROBERTS (W, 12-0)
March 7 (Sun.) – ORAL ROBERTS (L, 1-3)
 
This Week’s Schedule
March 9 (Tue.) – TEXAS SOUTHERN, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network +)
March 10 (Wed.) – at New Orleans, 6:30 p.m. CT (CST/ESPN+)
March 12 (Fri.) – UT SAN ANTONIO, 7 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 13 (Sat.) – BAYLOR, 7 p.m. CT (SEC Network)
March 14 (Sun.) – UT SAN ANTONIO, 1 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
 
Notes on the Tigers
Junior right-hander Landon Marceaux fired six shutout innings to defeat Oral Roberts on Saturday … Marceaux allowed six hits with no walks and seven strikeouts while throwing 84 pitches, 63 for strikes … only one ORU hitter advanced beyond second base against Marceaux, who has not allowed an earned run this season in 17 innings with no walks, 21 strikeouts and a .167 opponent batting average … junior right-hander AJ Labas turned in a quality start on Sunday versus Oral Roberts, blanking the Golden Eagles through six innings while scattering five hits and recording no walks and seven strikeouts … junior leftfielder Gavin Dugas led the Tigers at the plate this week, batting .467 (7-for-15) in five games with two doubles, six RBI and three runs … sophomore infielder Zach Arnold batted .389 (7-for-18) on the week with one double, one homer and four RBI, and freshman first baseman Tre’ Morgan hit .375 (6-for-16) with two doubles, one triple, one homer, five RBI and two runs … freshman rightfielder Dylan Crews homered twice, was 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts and recorded two outfield assists, twice throwing a runner out at third base … freshman third baseman Jordan Thompson contributed a homer and five RBI in five games this week … the Tigers featured four true freshmen in their starting batting order throughout the week – Dylan Crews, Tre’ Morgan, Jordan Thompson and outfielder Brody Drost – and seven true freshmen pitchers saw action on the mound in last week’s games … freshman right-hander Blake Money posted two excellent relief efforts during the week, working 4.2 shutout innings and allowing just two hits with no walks and five strikeouts … freshman right-hander Ty Floyd fired three scoreless innings in two relief appearances, allowing one hit with one walk and six strikeouts … freshman right-hander Michael Fowler recorded four scoreless innings against Oral Roberts on Friday, allowing only one hit while posting no walks and two strikeouts … LSU recorded its second walk-off win of the season on Wednesday when first baseman Tre’ Morgan delivered a ninth-inning sacrifice fly to score in the deciding run in a 5-4 victory over Nicholls … LSU’s first walk-off win came on February 27 versus Youngstown State on a two-run homer by second baseman Cade Doughty.