No. 9 LSU rebounds to sweep Miss. St.

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
LSU's Mark Laird bats against Oklahoma last season. Laird was 3-for-4 with four RBIs in the Tigers' 17-4 victory over Mississippi State Sunday. 
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

BATON ROUGE - Ninth-ranked LSU erupted for 17 runs on 20 hits Sunday as the Tigers completed a three-game SEC series sweep of Mississippi State with a 17-4 victory at Alex Box Stadium.

LSU improved to 24-8-1 overall and 6-5-1 in SEC play, while Mississippi State dropped to 20-13 and 6-6.

Freshman right-hander Parker Bugg (1-1), the second of five Tiger pitchers, earned the win. LSU starting pitcher Kyle Bouman, in his first start since March 15 at Vanderbilt due to an ankle injury, worked the first 3.1 innings of the contest.

LSU went ahead 4-0 in the second inning on rightfielder Mark Laird’s double. With two outs in the third inning Sean McMullen added a two-run double to make it 7-0.

Shortstop Alex Bregman’s single up the middle added two runs in the fifth and Kade Scivicque blasted a grand slam in the sixth inning.

Laird was 3-for-4 on the day with four RBIs, Ibarra was 3-for-3 and Scivicque finished 3-for-5 with a career-best four RBI.