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Luke Holman gets LSU back in the win column against Northern Illinois

Luke Holman made his second start of the season and he pitched a masterclass as he got LSU back in the win column with a 5-2 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Holman pitched seven innings and allowed zero runs on two hits, eight strikeouts and no walks.

LSU scored first in this one as Mac Bingham had an RBI groundout and Josh Pearson was walked with the bases loaded to give LSU a 2-0 lead after two innings. In the bottom of the fourth inning, LSU scored three more runs as Bingham hit a two-run homer to left field and Pearson followed it with an RBI single to give LSU a 5-0 lead.

After that, the LSU bats went as cold as ice. The Tigers only managed three hits against Northern Illinois as Bingham, Paxton Kling, and Pearson were the only Tigers that got a hit. After Holman left the game, Christian Little came in for the eighth inning. Little allowed zero runs on zero hits, two strikeouts, and a walk as he maintained the 5-0 LSU lead.

In the top of the ninth inning, things got interesting. Justin Loer entered the game on the mound and Northern Illinois teed off on him. The Huskies scored two runs on two hits as they chased Loer from the mound. Gavin Guidry came in after Loer and shut Northern Illinois down to secure the 5-2 victory for LSU.

With the win, LSU moves to 6-1 this season. The Tigers will get a shot at revenge against Stony Brook on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT

Story originally appeared on LSU Tigers Wire