Friday, June 19, 2009
Mitchell hits homer off former Tiger
OMAHA, Neb. -- LSU continues to find offense against Arkansas, as the Tigers now lead 6-0 after six innings at sunny Rosenblatt Stadium.
Jared Mitchell, a first-round pick of the Chicago White Sox, drove a 1-0 pitch from reliever T.J. Forrest over the 375-foot section in left-center.
It was Mitchell's 10th home run of the season, and it came off a former LSU pitcher. Forrest spent the 2007 season with the Tigers before transferring to Bossier Parish CC last season. The junior was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008 (32nd round) but chose to return to college baseball and found a home at Arkansas.
And Mitchell found a home for Forrest's pitch, the third time an LSU player has homered off Forrest here in Omaha. In Monday's game, Austin Nola and Blake Dean each sent a Forrest offering over the wall.