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Pokes get early lead, but lose to LSU

Pokes get early lead, but lose to LSU

By Tom Annino - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - So close.

That's what the Cowboy baseball team has to be thinking after their 2-1 loss in Baton Rouge to LSU.

McNeese opened up the game by gaining the lead.  An RBI double by outfielder Lee Orr drove in Steve Irvine.  That made it 1-0 Cowboys.

But then in the fifth inning, the Tigers tied the game.  Blake Dean's RBI single drove in Trey Watkins.  That tied the game up at 1-1.

In the eighth inning, the Tigers took the lead for good.  A solo home run by Micah Gibbs off of MSU's Zach Butler was the difference as LSU survived to win, 2-1.

Tigers head coach Paul Mainieri was quoted in LSU's official press release as saying: "I thought it was a well-played game, and I have to give a lot of credit to (McNeese State coach) Terry Burrows and his team; they are a very solid program that gave us everything we could handle," Mainieri said.

Now McNeese will go on the road to face Louisiana Tech in a weekend series.  The series runs from February 26th through February 28th.

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