Auburn takes a wacky Game 2 to tie the series against LSU

Paul Skenes pitched a gem on Friday as the Tigers took Game 1 over Auburn. Ty Floyd took the mound on Saturday night to try to secure the series win, but LSU ultimately fell short in an 8-6 loss and will look to avoid its first series defeat in Sunday’s rubber match.

LSU got on the board first in the top of the second when Hayden Travinski hit an RBI single to center to score Jordan Thompson and give LSU an early 1-0 lead. LSU scored again in the top of the third when Tommy White hit an RBI single to score Jared Jones and give LSU a 2-0 lead.

Auburn came roaring back in the bottom of the fourth inning when a plethora of LSU walks led to three scored runs as Auburn took a 3-2 lead. In the top of the fifth, LSU re-took the lead when Cade Beloso hit a two-RBI single to make it 4-3 LSU.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Auburn batted around as they scored four runs to give them a 7-4 lead. Travinski answered the big inning in the top of the seventh with a solo homer to cut the lead to 7-5.

Auburn led off the bottom of the seventh with a solo homer of their own to increase their lead to 8-5. In the top of the eighth, Tre Morgan scored on a fielder’s choice to cut the lead to 8-6 Auburn.

Auburn shut LSU down in the top of the ninth to win the game 8-6. With the loss, LSU moves to 37-9 overall and 16-6 in conference play. Game 3 will be Sunday at 1 p.m. CT.

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