The LSU Baseball Fall World Series at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field saw the Purple face off against the Gold in Game 2. Christian Little and Aiden Moffett, both right-handers, combined for 10 strikeouts in just five innings as the Purple secured a hard-fought 3-2 win on Sunday. This victory sealed the series for the Purple, who had also won Game 1 on Friday night with a score of 2-1.
The six-week fall practice period has now come to an end, and LSU, the reigning National Champions, will kick off the 2024 season on February 16th against VMI in Alex Box Stadium. The pitching effort for the Purple was led by Jake Brown, who lined an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead over the Gold. Shortstop Michael Braswell III followed suit with a sacrifice fly to extend LSU’s lead to 3-0 before tying things up in the top of second when Mic Paul hit a run-scoring single.
Justin Loer, a junior left-hander transfer from Xavier (Ohio), led the Gold’s pitching effort by striking out seven batters in just 2.1 relief innings. Despite both teams putting up a valiant fight, it was ultimately the Purple that emerged victorious and clinched victory in this exciting series.
With their impressive performance in Game 2, LSU has solidified their position as one of the top teams in college baseball heading into next year’s season.