Six-run fifth inning powers Tigers past Owls, 12-9
The difference between the two teams was pitching, with LSU's Anthony Ranaudo turning in a solid effort for the Tigers. The sophomore gave up five hits, five runs and one earned run and struck out nine batters in 7 2/3 innings.
The crowd of 9,375 set a record at Alex Box Stadium, and Tigers fans no doubt came alive in the fifth, when LSU's bats caught fire. But the Tigers gave Rice a few gifts with four uncharacteristic errors. Both teams will have to step it up a notch when they meet here again at 5 p.m. ET (ESPN/ESPN360) on Saturday.