LSU knocks off UNO, Grambling to open season

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
LSU pitcher Aaron Nola delivers a pitch last season. Nola had six strikeouts in the Tigers' season opening victory over New Orleans on Friday night. 
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

BATON ROUGE - LSU opened the 2014 season with three straight victories, defeating New Orleans on Friday and Saturday, and Grambling State on Sunday.

The LSU pitching staff fired two shutouts while recording a 1.33 ERA and a .163 opponent batting average.

Sophomore shortstop Alex Bregman is off to a hot start, batting .545 (6-for-11) with one double, three RBI and one run scored. Sophomore centerfielder Andrew Stevenson also enjoyed a productive weekend at the plate, hitting .500 (4-for-8) with two RBI.

LSU’s first home run of the season was produced by sophomore catcher/first baseman Chris Chinea, who launched a solo shot Sunday versus Grambling

All-American junior right-hander Aaron Nola enjoyed a strong 2014 debut, defeating New Orleans on Friday night with a six-inning outing. Nola limited the Privateers to no runs on four hits with no walks and six strikeouts.

Freshman left-hander Jared Poche’ earned a win Sunday over Grambling in his LSU debut, allowing no runs on four hits in six innings.