LA Tech Outlasts LSU in Extras

After making a statement win against LSU earlier in the year, LA Tech had to travel to Alex Box Stadium to take on the Tigers in their own ballpark. The Bulldogs rose to the occasion and picked up a huge sweep of the Bayou Bengals in midweek moments.

The game on Wednesday night went into extra innings and provided plenty of drama. LA Tech saw its 4-0 lead dissolve to nothing in the bottom of the 5th inning which was promptly followed by LSU taking the lead in the bottom of the 6th. After the Tigers tacked on another run later on, they gave LA Tech a chance by walking in a run in the 9th with the bases loaded. LA Tech would then score the tying run on a groundout double play and the pitching held on to send this game into extra innings.

After a couple of scoreless frames (and LSU trotting out one of their weekend rotation starting pitchers), the Bulldogs were given another gift. With two outs in the inning and the bases jacked up, Senior Taylor Young battled back from an 0-2 count to draw a walk that drove in the go-ahead run.

Kyle Crigger was left in to finish his dominant performance over the Tigers in the bottom of the 12th. He managed 4.0 innings of scoreless work and amassed 8 Ks. While normally he is used to get saves in just an inning or two of labor, today he rose to the occasion and picked up a huge win for his program.

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