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LSU defeats Holy Cross 9-2

March 6, 2019

Antoine Duplantis, Daniel Cabrera and Brock Mathis each hit solo home runs as LSU defeated Holy Cross 9-2 in a non-conference game at The Box on Wednesday night.



Holy Cross first inning – With one out, Ben Malgeri hit a solo home run over the leftfield fence, HOLY CROSS 1, LSU 0

LSU first inning – With two out, Duplantis hit a solo home run over the rightfield fence. HOLY CROSS 1, LSU 1

Holy Cross second inning – With one out, Alex Gionis walked and stole second. Kellen McCormick walked. After Alex Volpi struck out, Gionis scored when shortstop Hal Hughes made an error on Riley Livingston’s ground ball. HOLY CROSS 2, LSU 1

LSU third inning – Hughes walked and Mathis singled. Hughes advanced to third and Mathis moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Drew Bianco. Hughes scored on a sacrifice fly to the leftfielder by Zach Watson. HOLY CROSS 2, LSU 2

LSU fourth inning – Cabrera hit a leadoff home run over the rightfield fence. LSU 3, HOLY CROSS 2

LSU fifth inning – Hughes walked and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mathis. Bianco was hit by a pitch. Hughes was thrown out at the plate by centerfielder Austin Masel on Watson’s single. Duplantis walked to load the bases. Bianco and Watson scored on Cabrera’s single. Duplantis scored on Cade Beloso’s single. Chris Reid walked to load the bases. Cabrera scored on a passed ball by Livingston. LSU 7, HOLY CROSS 2

LSU sixth inning – With one out, Mathis hit a home run over the leftfield fence. LSU 8, HOLY CROSS 2

LSU seventh inning – Duplantis singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch by Luke Dawson. Duplantis moved to third on a fly out to the centerfielder by Cabrera and scored on a ground out to the second baseman by Beloso. LSU 9, HOLY CROSS 2



Cabrera had two hits and drove in three runs. His leadoff homer in the fourth snapped a 2-2 tie. Then, Cabrera had a two-run single in the fifth to put the Tigers in front 5-2. Cabrera, who went 2-for-4, is now batting .325 for the season. Cabrera’s homer was his fourth of the season.



Hits: LSU 9, Holy Cross 3

Errors: Holy Cross 0, LSU 1

Left on base: Holy Cross 9, LSU 4

Runners in scoring position: LSU 3-for-8, Holy Cross 0-for-11

Double plays: Holy Cross 1, LSU 0

Stolen bases: Holy Cross 2, LSU 0

Walks issued: Holy Cross 5, LSU 6

Strikeouts recorded: LSU 17, Holy Cross 5




Brock Mathis: 2-for-2, 1 run scored, 1 RBI, 1 HR

Antoine Duplantis: 2-for-3, 3 runs scored, 1 RBI, 1 HR

Daniel Cabrera: 2-for-4, 2 runs scored, 3 RBIs, 1 HR

Cade Beloso: 2-for-4, 2 RBIs


Luke Dawson: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

CJ McKennitt: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K



LSU’s starting batting order was Bianco, 2B; Watson, CF, Duplantis, RF; Cabrera, LF; Beloso, 1B; Reid, 3B; Saul Garza, DH; Hughes, 3B; Mathis, C. . .Josh Smith was given the night off to rest a hamstring injury. Bianco got his first start of the season at second base. . .Duplantis’ home run was his fourth of the year. Mathis hit his second homer of the season. . .The Tigers used seven pitchers with none going as long as two innings. Ma’Khail Hilliard started and lasted 1.1 innings. He allowed both Holy Cross runs with one being unearned. . .Trent Vietmeier matched his career-high with four strikeouts in 1.2 innings. . .Aaron George, who had two strikeouts in 1.2 innings, picked up the victory. . .Matthew Beck struck out four batters in 1.1 innings. He also gave up a hit and walked a batter. . .Todd Peterson, who blew a save Sunday at Texas, pitched the ninth. He allowed two base runners on a double and a walk. He struck out two hitters. . .Tigers pitchers struck out 17, but issued six bases on balls. . .LSU is 9-3, while Holy Cross is 1-11. . .The paid attendance was 9,718.



LSU will play host to California at The Box on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Central. The Bears (6-4) won two of three games from Saint Mary’s last weekend. The LSU-California game will be available on the SEC Digital Network.

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