LSU extends lead to 4-0 in top of third
The Bayou Bengals opened this Bracket One championship game up a bit in the third inning to take a 4-0 lead.
Two singles and a walk to start the inning chased Arkansas closer-turned-starter Stephen Richards (39 pitches) in favor of reliever Mike Bolsinger. Then Blake Dean reached on an error by first baseman Jacob House, which allowed Austin Nola to score. Two batters later, a sacrifice fly to center by Mikie Mahtook scored DJ LeMahieu to make it 3-0. And finally a walk to Sean Ochinko that was coupled with a wild pitch on ball four sent Ryan Schimpf home from third.
The final line on Richards: 2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K