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And The Valley Shook Apr 17, 2018
Softball Weekend Recap: Swept City

Softball Weekend Recap: Swept City

Losing streak runs to four LSU softball dropped three straight to the Volunteers over the weekend, as the Tiger offense had limited success against the Vols pitching staff while the Tiger pitching had challenges with the Vol lineup. Allie Walljasper started the opener and struggled against the Vol lineup, surrendering two home runs in her six innings of work, which included three strikeouts and three walks. The Tigers made it a game in the top of the seventh when Shemiah Sanchez doubled in Akiya Thymes and Emily Griggs, to cut the lead in half, but that would be as close as the Tigers would...
And The Valley Shook Apr 17, 2018
Battle to Lead LSU’s Offense Will Extend into Season

Battle to Lead LSU’s Offense Will Extend into Season

Young passers hoping to take the reigns of LSU’s offense into a new era. Every year, it’s always a labor to talk about quarterbacks at LSU outside of the lense of recent history. Although if Dan and Poseur’s Greatest Game series has taught us anything, it’s that LSU’s issues throwing the football bridge multiple decades and multiple eras. Ed Orgeron has long since wanted to change that, and he plans on doing it with Steve Ensminger coaching two former high school All-American recruits. Yes, fourth-year junior Justin McMillan is on hand as well, and doing his best to push the duo...
And The Valley Shook Apr 15, 2018
Daniel Cabrera Completes Mad Dash Rally, Tigers Sweep Vols

Daniel Cabrera Completes Mad Dash Rally, Tigers Sweep Vols

LSU uses six-run 9th to put away Tennessee. LSU rallied from four runs down in the bottom of the 9th to complete the sweep of Tennessee in dramatic fashion. Daniel Cabrera played the role of hero, hitting the walkoff three-run home run to right to give the Tigers the 9-7 victory. “That’s what I came here for,” Cabrera said. “To play the best and win games like this. This is awesome. This is probably my favorite memory. I kind of blacked out when I hit it though.” It was just the second time since 1972 that LSU won after trailing by 4 runs or more heading into the 9th inning....
And The Valley Shook Apr 15, 2018
Tiger Bats Pound Tennessee, 14-5

Tiger Bats Pound Tennessee, 14-5

LSU’s bats remained alive through the cold, damp, and windy night to take the series from Tennessee in a 14-5 win. With the win LSU improves to 23-13 on the season and 8-6 in SEC play. “I know fans love offense and we’ve given them offense two nights in a row,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “And our starting pitchers have been phenomenal.” Nick Coomes led the charge for the Tigers reaching base in all four at-bats and three base hits with a double thrown in while scoring twice. Zach Watson also had a three-hit night with an RBI and two runs scored. Jake Slaughter brought in four...
And The Valley Shook Apr 14, 2018
Spring Practice: Tiger Offense Balances Out Scrimmage

Spring Practice: Tiger Offense Balances Out Scrimmage

Recapping Ed Orgeron's media availability. LSU’s spring is coming to a close. The Tigers have one more week of practice before next Saturday’s spring game, and then they are off until the summer. The biggest storylines have been the quarterback battle and the installation of a new offense, things that have been in question almost every year since the end of 2006. LSU coach Ed Orgeron spread some light on both topics again Saturday after the team’s fourth scrimmage of the spring. “Overall our best scrimmage since I’ve been here for sure as a coach,” Orgeron said. “Offense and...
And The Valley Shook Apr 14, 2018
LSU Dominates Tennessee for 9-3 Victory to Open Series

LSU Dominates Tennessee for 9-3 Victory to Open Series

Behind home runs in the beginning of each of the first three innings, the LSU Tigers took down the Tennessee Volunteers in a very dominant fashion. In the first inning, Beau Jordan kicked things off by scoring a home run on the very first pitch of the game. A single by Austin Bain that scored Zach Watson and a double-play ball by Daniel Cabrera scoring Antoine Duplantis put two more runs up for the Tigers. In the second inning, LSU tacked on another home run, this time from Jake Slaughter. A groundout by Duplantis scored Jordan, and an RBI-single by Bain sent Watson home as well. At the...
And The Valley Shook Apr 13, 2018
Softball Weekend Preview: Tennessee

Softball Weekend Preview: Tennessee

Tigers travel to Knoxville for three against the Vols After a solid showing against Ole Miss the last weekend, the No.14 Tigers look to win their third consecutive SEC series with three games against the No.10/13 Tennessee Volunteers. The Schedule Fri. @ Tennessee 6PM, ESPN2 Sat. @ Tennessee 12 PM, ESPN2 Sun. @ Tennessee 12:30 PM, SECN+ The Opponent The Vols have been a bit of a problem for the Tigers, leading the all-time series 30-27-1, though the Tigers won the last round with a 6-2 victory in the 2017 SEC Tournament. 2018 has been a bit of a mixed bag for Tennessee. After starting the...
And The Valley Shook Apr 13, 2018
LSU vs. Tennessee - News, Pitching Matchups, TV Times

LSU vs. Tennessee - News, Pitching Matchups, TV Times

News Tigers Meet Vols This Weekend at The Box - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics IN FOCUS: Zach Watson - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics Baby Cakes to Retire Number 31 in Pontiff's Honor - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers AthleticsThe New Orleans Baby Cakes will retire Wally Pontiff's jersey number 31 during a ceremony on Friday, July 27 when the Baby Cakes host the Tacoma Rainiers. Notebook | Setback will keep Josh Smith from playing against Tennessee, but MRI shows his vertebrate is fully healed |...
And The Valley Shook Apr 12, 2018
Greatest Game From Every Season: 1992

Greatest Game From Every Season: 1992

Jamie Howard’s big game on the Plains. No. The other one. There were no good games in 1992, much less a greatest one. Honestly, I had planned to run that as the entire article when we first started this series because its funny, but I think its disrespectful to the 1992 squad. It’s easy to give your blood, sweat, and tears to a winning team, but its much harder to give your all to a sinking ship helmed by incompetents. In no small way, the players of 1992 are the truest of Tigers with the darkest purple and gold blood running through their veins. They stuck things out when times were...
And The Valley Shook Apr 12, 2018
LSU Spring Football 2018: Special Teams

LSU Spring Football 2018: Special Teams

Kicking game looking to move forward, with some pieces still awaited. Special teams were kind of a mixed bag for LSU last season. There were fewer major breakdowns in coverage — and not a single kick off out of bounds — and returns were relatively the same as the 2016 season. But field goal kicking basically fell off a cliff, with Jack Gonsoulin and Connor Culp alternating back and forth between the job. Culp appeared to find a streak of some confidence, but faltered late, making just two of his last five, with a 22-yard miss in the Citrus Bowl. What’s Old? LSU returns most of the...
And The Valley Shook Apr 11, 2018
Greatest Game From Every Season: 1967

Greatest Game From Every Season: 1967

LSU vanquishes an underdog Nelson Stokley’s injury derailed the 1966 LSU football season, and the team scuttled to a 5-4-1 mark, the worst of Cholly Mack’s young tenure. The injury forced McClendon to put the lightly recruited Freddie Haynes, “The Littlest Tiger,” into the starting lineup early and the team suffered accordingly. However, the 1967 team promised to build on the hard luck of the prior year by granting the coach with a bevy of talented and experienced players. Freddie Haynes, the team’s leading passer and rusher, would return to a backup role, as McClendon got his...
And The Valley Shook Apr 11, 2018
New Faces Lead LSU Pass-Catchers

New Faces Lead LSU Pass-Catchers

It’s a new beginning for LSU’s pass-catchers this spring, and the coaches are looking for people to step up. LSU is about three-quarters of the way through spring practice, and there isn’t a ton that’s clear about the Tigers’ new offense under Steve Ensminger and Jerry Sullivan yet. But the fact remains: based on personnel, it’s an attack that may have no choice but to be pass-forward in 2018, and per Ed Orgeron’s various media appearances, that is the plan. So, how about that personnel? There’s a lot of opportunity up for grabs here, simply because there’s a big void...
And The Valley Shook Apr 11, 2018
LSU Defeats Louisiana Tech, 2-0

LSU Defeats Louisiana Tech, 2-0

The LSU Tigers snapped their two-game losing streak on Tuesday evening when they defeated the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in Baton Rouge, 2-0. Louisiana Tech pitcher David Leal gave LSU the absolute blues on offense, pitching three perfect innings and not allowing a run until the sixth inning. Austin Bain began the second inning by flying out to second base. Beau Jordan then struck out swinging. Nick Coomes brought more of the same, also striking out swinging. Zach Watson singled into left field and stole second, bringing an abrupt end to Leal’s perfect game in the fourth. Daniel Cabrera...
And The Valley Shook Apr 10, 2018
GAMETHREAD: Baseball vs La Tech, 6:30pm, SECN+

GAMETHREAD: Baseball vs La Tech, 6:30pm, SECN+

Another rough and tumble weekend on the road in the SEC has left the Tigers a little more battered, though not as badly as originally feared. After a collision at 1st base on Friday, Paul Mainieri and staff feared the worst had happened to Bryce Jordan, but further testing revealed the better (?) news that the injury was only a bone bruise and that Bryce should return soon, though he’ll certainly be out all of this week. On Monday, Mainieri also updated the status of the rest of LSU’s DL, with the news that Josh Smith will probably be returning this weekend. P Money also dropped some...
And The Valley Shook Apr 10, 2018
Softball Weekend Recap: Ole Miss

Softball Weekend Recap: Ole Miss

Tigers win two of three The Tigers won their second consecutive SEC series over the weekend, taking two games from Ole Miss at Tiger Park. In what has become a weekly tradition, the Tigers played a low-scoring, extra inning game. This one went 19 innings and saw the Tigers emerge victorious 2-1. The winning run game when Amanda Doyle hit a bloop single that scored Taryn Antoine, but the story of the game was Allie Walljasper who pitched every inning. Over her 19 innings of work, Walljasper allowed eight hits while walking four, striking out nine and throwing 237 pitches. She got some help...

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