On a picture-perfect day in Oxford, Mississippi, the Bayou Bengals of LSU would ruin the day for the hometown Rebels and take game two with the series over Head Coach Mike Bianco and his defending National Champions. Saturday at Swayze Field seemed like Deja Vu for the Ole Miss faithful as the LSU Tigers dominated Ole Miss in all aspects of the game.
In the top half of the first inning, Dylan Crews blasted a two-run home run to score Tre Morgan to make it 2-0 Tigers in the first. Dylan Crews was the man again in the top half of the second when he hit a moonshot glad slam to open the floodgates upon the Rebels. It was 6-0 LSU at the end of the 2nd inning, and the love was indeed gone for the Rebels. LSU would go scoreless until the top half of the 5th inning when Cade Beloso launched a solo shot to right field to make it 7-0 Tigers. Ole Miss would earn a slice of hope behind a Kemp Alderman three-run home run to deep centerfield to cut the LSU lead to 7-3. However, the excitement for the Rebels was short-lived as LSU added an insurance run off a base hit that scored the runner from 3rd to make it 8-3 in the 7th inning.
From there, it was a smooth sailing ride for Head Coach Jay Johnson and his LSU Tigers as they dominated Ole Miss 8-4 to take the series.
After a career pitching night for Paul Skenes on Friday night, LSU had Ty Floyd get the start on Saturday and followed the performance from Friday night with an impressive outing of his own. Floyd pitched eight innings and a third, striking out 7 Ole Miss batters and giving up three runs on five hits. His eight innings pitched on Saturday was a career-high for the right-handed pitcher.
LSU will go for the sweep of Ole Miss on Sunday at Swayze Field in Oxford, Mississippi. Game three between the Tigers and Rebels will get underway with a first pitch time of 1:30 with a broadcast slow on SEC Network Plus.