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Disastrous 8th inning dooms LSU

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BRANSON MO NEWS: BATON ROUGE— The Missouri baseball team recorded eight runs in the top of the eighth inning to even the series against the No. 16 LSU baseball team with a 12-6 win Saturday night in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.Missouri improved to 15-4 overall and improved to 1-1 in Southeastern Conference action. With the loss, LSU dropped to 13-7 and 1-1 in the league.LSU and Missouri conclude the series at 2 p.m. CT Sunday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The game will be available online only through the SEC Network+, which is accessible through Watch ESPN and the Watch ESPN app.

Missouri starter Michael Plassmeyer improved to 3-0 on the season after holding LSU to two runs on five hits, struck out eight and walked one in seven innings of work.Junior right-hander Caleb Gilbert (2-1) limited Missouri to two runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings of work. He also recorded four strikeouts and one walk.In the bottom of the fourth inning, right fielder Antoine Duplantis led off with a single to right field and first baseman Austin Bain drew a walk in the next at-bat. After a sacrifice bunt by catcher Hunter Feduccia moved the runners to scoring position, left fielder Beau Jordan lifted a ball into right field, and Duplantis tagged on the sacrifice fly to give LSU the 1-0 lead.Missouri took its first lead of the weekend in the top of the fifth inning. With two outs, first baseman Kameron Misner drove a single to right field and stole second. Catcher Brett Bond the homered to right field to give Mizzou the 2-1 edge.In the top of the eighth inning, Missouri scored eight runs on three hits. Misner led off the inning with a double to centerfield, and with one out, …



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