HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - LSU scored seven runs in the first inning
and didn't let up even after an hours-long rain delay to stay alive
in the Southeastern Conference tournament with a 16-0 rout of
Georgia Friday night.
The game was halted for 4 hours, 28 minutes before three outs
were even recorded with the Tigers already leading 7-0. With the
win, LSU (44-16) forced a rematch later Saturday night with the
winner making the championship game against Vanderbilt.
Austin Nola had a double, triple and single and Jared Mitchell drove in three runs for the top-seeded Tigers (44-16), who won by the mercy rule after seven innings. Ryan Schimpf added a two-run homer in a six-run fifth inning.
Daniel Bradshaw (4-0) pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the Tigers.
The title game was moved up three hours to noon CDT because of
forecast bad weather.