No. 10 ULL drops top-ranked Tigers in rain shortened game

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri returns to the dugout after meeting with the umpire last season. The No. 1 ranked Tigers fell to 10th ranked ULL 4-1 Tuesday in a rain shortened game.
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

BATON ROUGE - Top-ranked LSU dropped a 4-1 decision to No. 10 Louisiana-Lafayette Tuesday night in a game that was stopped in the top of the sixth inning due to inclement weather at Alex Box Stadium.

LSU returns to The Box Friday to face Yale at 7 p.m.

Tuesday’s loss ended LSU’s 34-game win streak in regular-season mid-week games and its 32-game win streak against Louisiana schools. The Tigers’ last loss in both categories came to Northwestern State on April 15, 2011.

“It’s a strange feeling to lose a game when you don’t get to play the full nine innings, but those are the rules of baseball,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “I never expected us to go 56-0 this season, and there’s no shame in losing a rain-shortened game to a Top 10 team.”

Cody Glenn (1-1) was charged the loss for LSU after allowing five hits, three runs and one walk in four innings. Greg Milhorn (2-0) collected the win for ULL only allowing four hits and one run.

In the top of the third, Seth Harrison hit a triple to center field to collect the first run. Blake Trahan then hit a sacrifice fly to right field to push the Ragin’ Cajuns lead to 2-0.

ULL added another run in the top of the fourth. Michael Strentz led off the inning with a single up the middle and scored on a single by Jace Conrad.

Centerfielder Andrew Stevenson sparked the Tigers with a leadoff triple in the bottom of the fifth and scored on Tyler Moore’s sacrifice.