LSU softball pulls away late to complete sweep over Texas A&M

In all three games this weekend, the LSU softball team had to mount a late comeback. But for the third time, the Tigers emerged unscathed in Saturday’s Game 3 as a huge sixth inning led to a 9-3 win over Texas A&M as coach Beth Torina’s team completed a much-needed weekend sweep against a top-15 team.

After two quiet innings, the Aggies quickly loaded the bases with just one out in the third. Raelin Chaffin almost got out of the jam, but she allowed a triple that brought three runs home and gave Texas A&M the early lead.

After hitting the next batter, she was quickly taken out of the game. LSU was able to take a chunk out of that lead in the third, though, as a two-RBI single from Raeleen Gutierrez cut the Aggies lead to just a run.

LSU ultimately entered the bottom of the sixth still trailing and with quite a bit of ground to make up. It did just that, leading off the frame with three straight singles including one from Maci Bergeron that drove in a game-tying run.

The Tigers weren’t done, though. Texas A&M loaded up the bases, and Ali Newland came through with a grand slam to seize control of the game instantaneously.

LSU would add two more insurance runs to really put things out of reach as it capitalized on a fielding error and a bases-loaded walk.

The Tigers will return to the field at home on Tuesday night for a game against ULM before it hits the road for a top-10 matchup against Florida.

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