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Tigers Bats Whip McNeese 11-4

by Scooter Hobbs

BATON ROUGE — LSU dominated a pair of teams with strong pitching performances to open the season last weekend. Wednesday against McNeese ... not so much. “But I liked the way we swung the bats,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri said after the Tigers handled McNeese 11-4. The Tigers (4-0), who used six pitchers by plan, did respond with 15 hits, seven of them for extra bases including Grant Dozar’s solo home run, and got some help from the Cowboys during a five-run sixth inning that put the game away. “I was anxious to see these (new) guys pitch,” Mainieri said. “Mixed results to be honest. “I would like to go into these mid-week games and know we can shut teams down. We didn’t shut that team down.” But the Cowboys (1-2) took minimal advantage of 11 hits off six LSU pitchers and two big errors in the sixth inning allowed the Tigers to break the game open.

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