Photo Gallery: LSU Baseball
Snapshots of the Tigers’ weekend sweep of Alabama
By RICHARD FISCHER
Tiger Rag Assistant Editor
After winning five of six from highly-ranked Arkansas and Florida in SEC play, Paul Mainieri’s Tigers returned to Alex Box Stadium for a three-game set with hapless Alabama.
Expectations swirled about whether the Tigers should sweep last place Alabama, the Bayou Bengals didn’t disappoint with a trio of non-completive W’s.
Pitching was fantastic all weekend long as the Tide mustered just four runs in the series, but the big sticks were out Friday night when Mason Katz and Austin Nola launched home runs with runners on base. Katz powered a three-run shot that left the stadium, and Nola followed suit with a grand slam - his first big fly of the year.
Tiger Rag photographer Gail Chisum caught Friday and Sunday’s victories at the Box this weekend.
We hope you enjoy his work below.
Here’s a legend of the photos so you know who you’re looking at in each one.
Photo 1. Teammates congratulate Austin Nola (36) for his grand slam.
Photo 2. Arby Fields (9) makes contact and takes off for first.
Photo 3. Mason Katz (8) sprints for home.
Photo 4. Kevin Gausman (12) stares down for a sign with a runner at first.
Photo 5. Tyler Hanover (11) tries to steal second.
Photo 6. Aaron Nola (10) delivers a pitch.
Photo 7. Tyler Moore (2) attempts to put down a bunt.
Photo 8. Mason Katz (8) loads up for an incoming pitch.
Photo 9. Paul Mainieri has a word with the umpire.