Jared Poche’ continues his string of dominance on the season. Coming into the College Classic in Houston, Poche’ threw a 7-inning no-hitter against Army and brought a no-hitter into the 9th inning last weekend against Maryland. Poche’ was pulled after giving up leadoff single in 9th against Maryland. So if you’re counting at home, that’s one hit given up over a 15 inning stretch.

Poche’ wasn’t going to have a no-hitter in Houston tonight after giving up leadoff single to Steven McLean to begin the game. However, that was the only hit he gave up until McLean came back up again in the 4th inning.

Once again, Poche’ was given plenty of run support from the Tigers offense. LSU didn’t do much of anything off of Baylor starter Montana Parsons for the first four innings. Poche’ and Parsons were in a pitcher’s duel for a short while.

LSU got to Parsons in the 5th inning stringing together 4 hits and getting back to back RBI singles from Cole Freeman and Antoine Duplantis.

The scoring for the Tigers continued in the 6th when RF Greg Deichmann would take Parsons deep to right field. LSU would tack on another run on an error by Baylor SS Tucker Cascadden.

Deichmann’s home run came off a changeup that Parsons hung a little more than he would’ve liked. Deichmann said, “he got me out twice with [the changeup], so I figured he would throw it again.”

To end Poche’s outing, shortstop Kramer Robertson made a leaping grab into the stands over third baseman Josh Smith. Robertson said he couldn’t hear Smith and didn’t realize he went over him until the play was over. LSU coach Paul Mainieri added that, “Kramer has a flare for the dramatic”.

LSU will now look to have a winning record in the tournament tomorrow at 10:05 AM CT against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Baylor will face Texas A&M at 5:05 PM CT looking for their 2nd win on the weekend.

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