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GAMETHREAD: 2018 SEC Tournament vs South Carolina, 1pm, SEC Network

GAMETHREAD: 2018 SEC Tournament vs South Carolina, 1pm, SEC Network

LSU ran into the buzz saw of Florida last night, and honestly came out rather good looking despite the 4-3 loss. Jake Slaughter had a powerful 2 run homer in the 2nd inning and LSU took advantage of Florida fielding mistakes to score another run in the 3rd for an early 3-0 lead. But Ma’Khail Hilliard started to have trouble when the Gators got their 2nd at bats against him in the 4th. RBIs from Liput, Maldonado, and India tied the game at 3. UF scored another run on an RBI single in the 5th on their 3rd time through the lineup, giving UF their game winning 4-3 lead and causing Hilliard to...
And The Valley Shook May 22, 2018
Joe Burrow and the Learning Curve

Joe Burrow and the Learning Curve

More thoughts on what LSU’s new transfer can offer in the big picture. Dan did an excellent job of outlining most of my feelings on the Joe Burrow signing — official now, by the way: HOLD THAT TIGER!#LSU welcomes grad transfer QB @Joe_Burrow10 to the Class of 2018.https://t.co/DkFDBBrfso pic.twitter.com/ySmOT4njbd— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) May 21, 2018 LSU returns a roster that’s still somewhere into a rebuild; most of this roster will consist of first- and second-year players in 2018, with just 12 seniors. Ed Orgeron had already nabbed up three transfers in hoping to shore...
And The Valley Shook May 22, 2018
GAMETHREAD: 2018 SEC Tournament Opening Round, vs. Miss St., 4:30pm, SEC Network

GAMETHREAD: 2018 SEC Tournament Opening Round, vs. Miss St., 4:30pm, SEC Network

The weekend in Auburn wasn’t what LSU (33-23, 15-15 in SEC) wanted, but it was probably about as best as could be expected. Dropping two of three in blowout fashion, but stealing a win with a glimpse at the bright future as Hilliard outshone the presumptive #1 pick for the 2018 MLB draft. Watching the games in person (Plainsman Park is an excellent little stadium btw), I never saw that LSU was unmotivated or didn’t have the will to try to pull that upset off, but too many little mistakes and too little pitching depth killed any chance of making it a reality. LSU’s walking IC ward on...
And The Valley Shook May 21, 2018
Can Joe Burrow Save LSU Football?

Can Joe Burrow Save LSU Football?

Talented QB is just what LSU needed. In a word, no. Because LSU football doesn’t need saving. There’s a peculiar malaise that’s overtaken the majority of the LSU fanbase in 2018. It’s an attitude previously persisted by a certain subset of fans during the Miles era and is now seemed to taken ahold of the general consciousness of the masses. Discussions of LSU not making a bowl are now the topic du jour, which seem utterly asinine in light of narrowly winning 10 games last season. 2018 will be a bit of a rebuild for the LSU program in some aspects, but a major piece of that rebuild...
And The Valley Shook May 20, 2018
Tigers Advance To Super Regional

Tigers Advance To Super Regional

LSU heads to Tallahassee after beating ULL 3-1 The late inning magic that worked for Louisiana Lafayette in Game 1 on Sunday took a turn in favor of the Tigers in Game 2, as LSU used some late offense to top the Cajuns 3-1 and advance to the Super Regional. LSU’s scoring began in the bottom of the fifth when Amber Serrett, one of the hottest hitters in the Baton Rouge Regional, laced a triple to left. Beth Torina opted to pinch hit Sydney Springfield for Becca Schulte. Springfield would deliver a single up the middle putting the Tigers ahead 1-0. In the sixth, after ULL had tied the game,...