The No. 7 national seed LSU Tigers defeated the No. 4 seed Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in Game 2 of the Baton Rouge, La., regional on Friday night, 4-1. Freshman pitcher Aaron Nola led the way with 10 strikeouts over eight innings. He allowed one run on four hits, giving up that lone run on a couple of singles and a groundout in the third inning.
Shortstop Austin Nola, Aaron's older brother and one-time Colorado Rockies draftee, drove in two runs, one on a sacrifice fly in the third inning and the other on a double in the seventh inning. Third baseman Tyler Hanover drove in the other two runs on a single in the seventh.
Now in the winner's bracket of this double-elimination round, LSU is back on the diamond on Saturday night (6.p.m. MT) to face the No. 2 Oregon St. Beavers. Oregon St. defeated the No. 4 Belmont Bruins earlier in the day, 2-1.
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