Baton Rouge Regional: Houston Moves on With Big Seven Run Third Inning Rally
It would be Connor Hollis and the Houston Cougars who would move on to Super Regionals from the Baton Rouge Regional after Hollis had a two-run double to highlight a seven-run third inning as Houston upset LSU 12-2 to win the NCAA’s Baton Rouge regional on Monday.
The Cougars (48-16) advance to take on Texas, also a no. 2 seed in their Regional, in the Super Regionals. The host will be Texas, which was named Tuesday.
LSU (46-16-1) jumped out to 2-0 lead in the first on Sean McMullen’s two-run single, but it would be all the offense LSU would see on the day in front of the home crowd.
LSU would send in reliever Brady Domangue in the third, but it would be Hollis who would face him first and open up the gates in the third for the Cougars. His two-run double put Houston up 5-2 and Ashford Fulmer followed with an RBI single to make it 6-2, with Houston never looking back stunning the home crowd.
Jared Robinson (5-1) threw 6.1 inning of relief for Houston and Parker Bugg (2-2) allowed four runs in 2.1 innings for LSU in the loss.