Tigers have no mercy on Tulane, 14-1

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lsuLSU shortstop Alex Bregman was 4 for 4 with 3 runs scored as the Tigers hammered Tulane 14-1 Tuesday night at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium in uptown New Orleans.

LSU scored 5 times in the first, and five more in the 8th. The game was called after 8 because of the 10 run mercy rule.

LSU won its 21st consecutive game against Louisiana schools, and 27th consecutive midweek game.

Mason Katz’s two run double in the first got the Tigers offensive show in gear. LSU pounded 15 hits. Bregman had at least three hits for the 5th consecutive game. Katz drove in 4 runs, and has an NCAA best 41 RBI for the season.

“We had a great approach at the plate and a lot of aggressive swings, and that approach gave us an early lead,” said LSU head coach Paul Mainieri.

LSU righthander Russell Reynolds allowed no earned runs in 7 innings pitched. He allowed four hits and struck out four.

Tulane starter Brady Wilson got the loss, allowing 7 runs on six hits in 1.1 innings of work.

LSU moved to 23-2 on the season, matching the school best start by the 1986 and 1997 teams. Both teams went to Omaha. LSU won its second consecutive College World Series title in 1997.