It doesn’t get much better in the college baseball world than what Baton Rouge got this weekend.
The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country squared off for three games as Texas A&M made the trip to Alex Box Stadium to take on LSU.
And the first two games were a dream for Tigers fans.
After the Aggies tied it up in the ninth on Thursday night, the Tigers came up to bat with a chance for the walkoff victory.
It started with a one-out single by second baseman Jared Foster. He then advanced to second on a wild pitch by Andrew Vinson.
That brought up DH Danny Zardon, who had walked earlier in the game as a pinch-hitter.
Zardon took a pitch by Vinson just inside the third base bag, scoring Foster and giving the Tigers the first game of the weekend.
Friday’s game didn’t have quite the same theatrics, but it was close. LSU trailed 5-2 after six innings, but once again, the Tigers would not be denied a victory.
After a four-run seventh and three-run eighth, LSU was walking away with a series victory before even getting to Saturday.
Friday’s rally once again involved Foster, who drove in the first run of the seventh inning. That rally was capped off by Alex Bregman, who lined a two-run double down the left field line to put the Tigers up for good.
Bregman had a big three games, going a combined 5-for-12 with those two RBI and a run scored.
Texas A&M managed to salvage a game in the series on Saturday, notching a 6-2 win, giving both of these teams an overall record of 37-7 on the season.
The Aggies had a four-run third inning, all of them unearned. Logan Taylor’s only hit of the day was a two-run single in the inning, which was followed by two more run-scoring hits by the club.
Even though TAMU’s bullpen struggled on Thursday and Friday, it locked down the game on Saturday. Andrew Vinson picked up his third save of the year, pitching the final 2 1/3 innings of the series, surrendering just one hit.
LSU solidified its position as the top team in the country with this series win, and now Texas A&M has lost two-straight series after not dropping a weekend set all season. Not the best of times for the Aggies to start struggling, but there is still plenty of time to work their way back and solidify a potentially top-four national seed come postseason time.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to LSU Sports Net