LSU wins SEC tourney - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LSU wins SEC tourney

[Information provided by: LSU Athletics]

Second-ranked LSU defeated top-ranked Vanderbilt, 5-4, in 11 innings Sunday to claim the 10th Southeastern Conference Tournament title in school history at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. 

The Tigers now move on to the NCAA Tournament and the Baton Rouge Regional beginning May 31st.  

In the top of the 11th inning, right fielder Jared Foster stole second base after being hit by a pitch. Pinch hitter Chris Sciambra then stepped up to the plate and delivered a game-winning single into centerfield, scoring Foster from second. 

LSU closer Chris Cotton retired Vanderbilt in order in the bottom of the 11th, wrapping up the championship victory. Cotton (4-1) earned the victory and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.   

"What a tremendous college baseball game," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "Vanderbilt has a great team, and our kids just played their hearts out. Our players woke up this morning knowing they had a chance to win a championship, and they got the job done. Winning this tournament means a lot to our players and it can do nothing but help us moving forward to the NCAA tournament." 

The Tigers seized a 3-0 lead in the second inning off of RBI singles from Foster (2-for-3) and centerfielder Andrew Stevenson. Another RBI came on a sacrifice fly from designated hitter Sean McMullen.  

The Commodores countered in the bottom of the frame with an RBI grounder by DH Zander Wiel and an RBI single from shortstop Vince Conde, cutting the Tigers' lead to 3-2.  

LSU increased the lead to 4-2 as Foster delivered another RBI single in the fourth. However, Vanderbilt's Conde answered again with a two-RBI double in the seventh, evening the game at 4-4.  

Foster showcased his arm to end the seventh, fielding a fly to right and throwing out Wiel at the plate to halt the Commodore uprising.  

Vanderbilt closer Brian Miller (5-2) gave a gallant effort but suffered the defeat, allowing one run on Sciambra's game-winning hit while walking one and striking out four.  

LSU starter Brent Bonvillain led the Tigers through the four innings, allowing two runs on five hits with one walk and one strikeout.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Applications open for World War II Heroes Flight

    Applications open for World War II Heroes Flight

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:10 AM EST2018-02-19 16:10:41 GMT
    The 15th World War II Heroes Flight is May 28-30, departing from Lafayette, Louisiana. (Source: Brookshire Grocery Co.)The 15th World War II Heroes Flight is May 28-30, departing from Lafayette, Louisiana. (Source: Brookshire Grocery Co.)

    The 15th World War II Heroes Flight will happen May 28-30, departing from Lafayette. Veterans will see the World War II Memorial and other sites in Washington, D.C., during the all-expenses-paid trip

    More >>

    The 15th World War II Heroes Flight will happen May 28-30, departing from Lafayette. Veterans will see the World War II Memorial and other sites in Washington, D.C., during the all-expenses-paid trip

    More >>
  • Southwest Louisiana booking report: Sat. 17

    Southwest Louisiana booking report: Sat. 17

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:50 AM EST2018-02-19 13:50:07 GMT
    William Bolton, 25, Lake Charles: Direct contempt of court, seven counts instate detainer. Chardric Brown, 28, West Monroe: Theft from $25,000 or more, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of or dealing in firearms with obliterated number or mark, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Nicholas Jackson, 28, Lake Charles: Resisting an officer by fight, theft less than $1,000. Rafer Hubert, 25, Lake Charles: Stopping, standing or parking outside business or r...More >>
    William Bolton, 25, Lake Charles: Direct contempt of court, seven counts instate detainer. Chardric Brown, 28, West Monroe: Theft from $25,000 or more, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of or dealing in firearms with obliterated number or mark, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Nicholas Jackson, 28, Lake Charles: Resisting an officer by fight, theft less than $1,000. Rafer Hubert, 25, Lake Charles: Stopping, standing or parking outside business or r...More >>
  • Sunrise birthdays: Feb. 19, 2018

    Sunrise birthdays: Feb. 19, 2018

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:46 AM EST2018-02-19 13:46:19 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for Feb. 19:  Alexandra Biagas Michael Adams, 70 Adaia Josi Nixon, 4 Christopher Jones, 49 Empress Captain, 16 Gabriel Guillory, 16 Jauin Guillory, 16 Johnathon Kelly, 31 Sylvia Alvarado Tylen Franklin, 12 Kayla Carter, 21 Elaine Theresa Montgomery, 66 If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of b...

    More >>

    Happy birthday to our Sunrise birthdays for Feb. 19:  Alexandra Biagas Michael Adams, 70 Adaia Josi Nixon, 4 Christopher Jones, 49 Empress Captain, 16 Gabriel Guillory, 16 Jauin Guillory, 16 Johnathon Kelly, 31 Sylvia Alvarado Tylen Franklin, 12 Kayla Carter, 21 Elaine Theresa Montgomery, 66 If you want your birthdays featured on 7News Sunrise, send your pictures at least five days in advance to birthdays@kplctv.com. Please include the name, age and date of b...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly