Notre Dame evens up the series against top ranked LSU Baseball
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish came out strong against the LSU Tigers and evened their series at 1-1 in Saturday’s big win in Baton Rouge.
Head coach Mik Aoki started a freshman pitcher for the first time since 2016, letting Tommy Sheehan pick up his first win in his first collegiate debut with a 10-5 domination of the #8 ranked Tigers.
Sheehan pitched for five innings while allowing four runs before Cole Kmet finished the rest of the game while allowing only one run to earn his first save.
Coach Aoki stated “I thought they were great, for Tommy to go in there without his best stuff and navigate a place like this and a lineup like this was really good.”
The Irish were just as electric at the plate with four players getting on base twice, two players racking up 3 RBI’s apiece and a major two run homer from Eric Gilgenbach.
LSU pitcher Zack Hess had his hands full with a seven-run third inning, giving up five hits and six walks.
With the win Notre Dame notched their first win against a top-10 team since April 12th, 2015, when the Irish swept #7 Florida State in Tallahassee and first road win over a ranked team since the upset win at #19 Virginia last season.
Notre Dame and LSU will face off one last time on Sunday at Alex Box Stadium, and fans can stay tuned with the game on SEC Network+ or 103.1 FM.