No. 11 LSU goes 1-2 in Shriners Classic after suffering historic no-hit to No. 22 Oklahoma

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LSU third baseman Zack Mathis (No. 17)
LSU third baseman Zack Mathis (No. 17)(Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV (custom credit) | WAFB)
Published: Mar. 1, 2020 at 4:07 PM CST
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HOUSTON (WAFB) - The LSU baseball team was 1-2 in the three games it played in Houston for the 2020 Shriners Hospital for Children College Classic.

The Tigers (7-5) did not record a single hit in a 1-0 loss to the Sooners (9-3). It is the first time LSU has not gotten a hit in a nine-inning game, according to Bill Franques, the communications director for LSU baseball. He added the Tigers have suffered a no-hit in three different games that all lasted just seven innings.

  • 3/25/1978 vs. Auburn (L, 3-0) - Lynn Humphries (Auburn Pitcher)
  • 3/9/1974 at South Alabama (L, 2-0) - Tom Mercer (USA Pitcher)
  • 4/23/1914 at Texas (L, 5-0)
LSU pitcher AJ Labas (No. 26)
LSU pitcher AJ Labas (No. 26)(Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV (custom credit) | WAFB)

AJ Labas (1-2) started on the mound for LSU and pitched a great game but the one hit he gave up was a solo home run in the top of the eighth. He struck out seven. Devin Fontenot closed in the ninth with one hit and one strikeout.




OU pitcher Dane Acker (1-1) struck out 11 in the no-hitter. It was the second-straight game in which LSU struck out 11 times.

The Tigers (7-4) saw a 4-0 lead evaporate in a 6-4 loss to the Bears (7-3).

LSU pitcher Landon Marceaux (No. 11)
LSU pitcher Landon Marceaux (No. 11)(Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV (custom credit) | WAFB)

Landon Marceaux started on the mound for LSU. He gave up two runs on five hits in six innings of work. He struck out six batters. Nick Storz relieved Marceaux and gave up a home run. Brandon Kaminer (1-1) suffered the loss after allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits. Matthew Beck closed things out for the Tigers.

After a scoreless first inning, LSU got on the board on a double by Cade Doughty that hit the left field wall and sent Daniel Cabrera home. The Tigers extended their lead in the third inning on a solo home run by Alex Milazzo to make it 2-0.

LSU designated hitter Saul Garza (No. 13)
LSU designated hitter Saul Garza (No. 13)(Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV (custom credit) | WAFB)

In the top of the sixth, a two-run homer by Saul Garza to left center field put LSU up 4-0. However, in the bottom of the inning, Baylor responded with a two-run shot of its own to make it 4-2.

Things went really bad in the bottom of the seventh inning. It started with a solo home run that closed the gap to 4-3. Then, a two-run homer put the Tigers trailing 5-4. Next, a single to right field added another run for the Bears to make it 6-4.

The Tigers (7-3) came away with the 4-3 win over the Longhorns (9-1).

LSU pitcher Cole Henry (No. 18)
LSU pitcher Cole Henry (No. 18)(Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV (custom credit) | WAFB)

Cole Henry (2-1) earned the win and Jaden Hill picked up his first save of the season. Henry gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits in six innings of work. He struck out 10 batters. Hill struck out six in the three innings he was on the mound.

After a scoreless first inning, LSU put up a pair of runs in the second. A triple to center field by Saul Garza plated Daniel Cabrera. Then, Cade Doughty hit a single to shortstop that scored Garza.

The Longhorns put up two runs in the third and another in the fourth to take the 3-2 lead.

In the bottom of the sixth, Cabrera blasted a two-run homer that secured the 4-3 win for the Tigers.

The win also signaled a clean sweep for LSU over Texas this season. The Tigers have beaten the Longhorns in football, basketball, and baseball.

The classic was a matchup between SEC and Big 12 teams. LSU, Arkansas, and Missouri were matched up against Texas, Baylor, and Oklahoma. All games were played a Minute Maid Park from Friday, Feb. 28 until Sunday, March 1.


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