LSU Baseball drops Game 3 at Ole Miss on Senior Day | WNTZ

Former LSU star Kramer Robertson promoted to active Cardinals roster

BATON ROUGE, La. — Ole Miss broke a 3-3 tie with a pair of two-run homers in the top of the fifth inning on Sunday, and the Rebels then beat LSU, 8-5, at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Champ Bertman .

Ole Miss improved to 31-19 overall, 13-14 in the SEC, while LSU fell to 33-18 overall and 14-13 in conference.

The Tigers return to action at 6:30 p.m. CT Tuesday when they host Northwestern State in a game that will air on the LSU Sports Radio Network and air on SEC Network+.

“Ole Miss has some really good players and they played extremely well this weekend,” LSU coach Jay Johnson said. “They made it very difficult for us and we didn’t play our best. We have work to do, and it’s not unexpected. The SEC is a tough league, and we picked up our pieces this weekend. -end.

“The good news is that everything we want to achieve is ahead of us, but we’ll have to play well. We look forward to preparing our team for the week ahead.

A solo home run by LSU first baseman Tre’ Morgan late in the fourth inning tied the game at 3-3, but the Rebels responded with four runs in the top of the fifth against reliever Eric Reyzelman.

First baseman Tim Elko started the fifth with a single, and after Reyzelman retired left fielder Kevin Graham, designated hitter Kemp Alderman lined up a two-run homer to right center field, giving the Rebels a 5-3.

Right fielder Hayden Leatherwood then tied with two outs, and second baseman Peyton Chatagnier followed with a two-run shot, increasing Ole Miss’s lead to 7-3.

The Tigers cut the deficit to 7-4 in the fifth when third baseman Collier Cranford tripled and scored on right fielder Josh Pearson’s double. Pearson, who hit a two-run homer in the third inning, finished the game with three RBIs.

Graham’s RBI single in the top of the eighth increased the lead to 8-4, and LSU wide receiver Tyler McManus cut the margin to three runs with a solo homer down the frame.

Reyzelman (1-2) was charged with the loss as he allowed four runs on three hits in one inning with one walk and one strikeout.

Ole Miss left-hander John Gaddis (3-1), the third of four Rebel pitchers, earned the win by working 2.0 innings and allowing a run on a hit with one walk and one strikeout .

Brandon Johnson notched his ninth save of the season, limiting LSU to one hit in 1.1 scoreless innings with two walks and four strikeouts.

(LSU Athletics Press Release)