Tulane Beats LSU, 7-6 In Baseball Game At the Box

The Tigers fell to the Tulane Greenwave, 7-6 in a baseball match Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium.

Tulane southpaw Sam Bjorngjeld earned the win after entering in relief in the fourth inning. The junior pitched two innings and allowed five runs on two hits, walked four and struck out one.

Junior catcher Michael Papierski ripped a grand slam into left field to lift No. 6 LSU to a 5-2 lead in the fourth inning, but it was not enough as Tulane rebounded.

It was Tulane's third consecutive victory in the series.  They'll meet again April 25 at Turchin Stadium.

“Baseball can be a very cruel game, and this was certainly a tough loss tonight,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “We had a lot of hard-hit balls right at their fielders, and I thought we might be able to make more advantage of the wind blowing out tonight, but other than Papierski’s grand slam, we didn’t hit the ball out of the park. You have to give credit to Tulane, they played well and did what they needed to do to win.”

The Tigers return to action against Texas A&M for a three game series, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.

“We don’t have any time to feel sorry for ourselves; we’ve got to get back to work to play Texas A&M,” Mainieri said. “It was a tough loss tonight, but we’ve got to re-focus and get ready for an important SEC series.”

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content