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Stellar pitching leads LSU baseball to a win in Game 1 over Florida

LSU took Game 1 against Florida with a 6-1 victory.

Luke Holman got the start on the mound for the Tigers and unlike last week, he was phenomenal. He finished the night with six innings pitched. He allowed one run on one hit, 13 strikeouts, and three walks.

The Tigers got the scoring started in the bottom of the first inning as LSU took a two-run lead thanks to a Josh Pearson RBI single and an Ethan Frey RBI single.

The game went quiet until the top of the fourth inning when the Gators got on the board with a solo homer. That was Florida’s only hit and only run against Holman all night.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, LSU got some insurance runs as Michael Braswell III walked with the bases loaded, Paxton Kling hit a sacrifice fly, and Mac Bingham hit an RBI single to give the Tigers a 5-1 lead.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Bingham hit an RBI double to extend the lead to 6-1 as we headed into the ninth inning.

In the top of the ninth inning, Griffin Herring remained on the mound and got the Tigers through the inning unscathed. Herring entered to pitch after Holman and he finished the game after pitching three full innings and allowing zero runs on three hits and three strikeouts.

Game 2 of the series will be Saturday at 6 p.m. CT.

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