LSU clinches Baton Rouge Regional with victory against Louisiana-Lafayette
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Alex Bregman drove in two runs on three hits, including a solo home run, and LSU won the NCAA tournament's Baton Rouge Regional with a 5-1 victory against Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday night.
LSU senior Brent Bonvillain (3-0) yielded one run on three hits through 5.1 innings. Reliever Nick Rumbelow came in and retired eight consecutive, striking out four, while the Tigers (55-9) pulled away to clinch a super regional appearance at home next weekend against Oklahoma, the winner of the Blacksburg Regional.
Raph Rhymes had three hits, including a two-run single in the sixth that gave the Tigers a 4-1 lead against ULL (43-20).
Louisiana-Lafayette starter Chad Boutte (8-4) went 5.2 innings, making his second start of the day after pitching the first 1.2 innings of ULL's victory that eliminated Sam Houston State on Sunday afternoon.