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Six-run fifth inning powers Tigers past Owls, 12-9

Updated: June 5, 2009, 10:56 PM ET
By Heather Dinich

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The momentum changed in favor of LSU with its six-run fifth inning, and the Tigers never looked back. The pressure is now on the Rice Owls, whose less-than-stellar bullpen was exposed in the 12-9 loss.

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 ...

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