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LSU Drops Pair In SEC Twinbill To Florida

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The fourth-ranked LSU Tigers were swept in an SEC doubleheader by the Florida Gators on Saturday, dropping the first game, 2-1, before falling in the second game, 6-2.

The two losses extended LSU’s season-long losing streak to three games.

In the opener, left-fielder Justin Shafer blasted a two-out, walk-off, solo home run in the bottom half of the ninth inning to lift Florida to a 2-1 win.

The Tigers out-hit the Gators, 7-6, as Kade Scivicque and Christian Ibarra each collected two hits, but it wasn’t enough, as the Gators won in dramatic fashion.

Aaron Rhodes (2-0) picked up the win out of the bullpen for Florida, while Aaron Nola (5-1) was the hard luck loser for LSU.

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In the second game, Florida scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, two unearned, before designated hitter Taylor Gushue hammered a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh, giving the Gators a commanding 6-0 lead.

From there, the Gators coasted to the four-run win, and the doubleheader sweep.

Logan Shore (2-1) was the winning pitcher in the second game, with Bobby Poyner recording his second save of the season, while Jared Poche’ (5-2) was saddled with the loss.

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With the two wins, Florida improved to 18-9, overall, and 5-3 in SEC play, while LSU fell to 20-7-1, overall, and 3-4-1 in league play.

The two teams will conclude their three-game game with a single game scheduled for Sunday at noon (cdt).

 

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