Tigers drop Game 2 to Georgia


LSU opened its home series against the No. 11 Georgia Bulldogs on a high note with a 6-2 win Friday night, and it was looking for a series win in Game 2 on Saturday.

It wasn’t meant to be, however, and after a home and away game, the Tigers dropped Game 2 to Georgia 12-7.

Blake Money on the mound but only went two innings, allowing three runs on four hits, one strikeout and one walk. Georgia jumped on him early as he hit a two-run homer in the top of the first, then had an RBI single in the top of the second to take a 3-0 lead late in the second inning.

In that setting, Josh Stevenson picked a good time for his first career home run when he hit a three-point shot that scored Tyler McManus and Brayden Jobert to tie the game at three runs. That homer was followed by a solo shot by rookie Josh Pearson on the next at-bat to give the Tigers their first lead of the game at 4-3.

In the top of the fifth inning, Georgia scored a run to tie the game at four. In the top of the sixth inning, Bryce Collins came on to pitch for the Tigers and Georgia managed to score two more runs.

After a single, a walk and a groundout to advance those runners to second and third base. Riley Cooper came on to relieve Collins and the first batter he faced hit a two-RBI double to give Georgia a 6-4 lead before Cooper could get a double play to limit the damage.

In the top of the seventh inning, Georgia added some insurance runs with two solo home runs to make it 8-4 ‘Dawgs. In the bottom of the seventh inning, LSU proved they weren’t going to go down without a fight as Jacob Berry hit a three-run homer to center field to cut the lead to 8-7.

LSU loaded the bases after that, but couldn’t get the tie over the plate.

In the top of the ninth inning, Georgia hit back-to-back home runs off Erik Reyzelman to extend their lead to 10-7. Edwards then came to pitch and he gave up a two-run homer to make it 12-7 at Georgia.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, LSU couldn’t score any runs as they forfeited Game 2. With the loss, the Tigers drop to 28-14 (11-9 SEC). The rubber match will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. CT from The Box.

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