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Reported games for the week of
Friday, October 17 2014
  • Amite

    12

    Loranger

    7

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Archbishop Hannan

    6

    Springfield

    41

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Ascension Christian

    7

    Ascension Catholic

    62

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Baker

    6

    West Feliciana

    20

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Brusly

    13

    Vandebilt Catholic

    17

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Catholic - B.R.

    20

    Dutchtown

    17

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Central Catholic

    28

    Ascension Episcopal

    21

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Donaldsonville

    13

    Patterson

    45

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • East Iberville

    8

    West St. John

    80

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Episcopal

    14

    Dunham

    20

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Glen Oaks

    12

    Parkview Baptist

    56

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Independence

    39

    Albany

    16

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Live Oak

    44

    Walker

    10

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Livonia

    53

    Port Barre

    0

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • McKinley

    7

    St. Amant

    3

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Northeast

    28

    Capitol

    13

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Plaquemine

    54

    Belaire

    16

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Pope John Paul II

    6

    St. Helena College & Career Academy

    27

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Riverside Academy

    55

    Isidore Newman

    14

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Sacred Heart

    28

    False River

    8

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Scotlandville

    13

    Denham Springs

    14

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Southern Lab

    63

    Madison Prep

    6

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • St. James

    20

    South Plaquemines

    12

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • St. John

    36

    White Castle

    44

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • St. Thomas Aquinas

    42

    Northlake Christian

    21

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Tara

    8

    Lutcher

    47

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • University Lab

    54

    Port Allen

    12

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Varnado

    42

    Christian Life

    22

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Woodlawn - B.R.

    34

    East Ascension

    27

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Jewel Sumner

    13

    Bogalusa

    14

    AT
    10/16 - Final
  • St. Michael the Archangel

    19

    Broadmoor

    12

    AT
    10/16 - Final

Fighting Illini Take Two of Three at Box

Fighting Illini Take Two of Three at Box

POSTED: Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 4:49pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:57pm

Illinois starter Ben Reeser stymied LSU’s potent offense, limiting the top-ranked Tigers to just six hits and two runs in 8 and 2/3rds innings to spearhead the Illini to a 6-2 victory Sunday in Alex Box Stadium.

With the win, the Fighting Illini took the series and improved to 7-2 on the season. LSU fell to 10-2 with Sunday’s loss.

Reeser (2-0) registered a career-high nine strikeouts en route to his second victory on the year. LSU starter Austin Ross (2-1), who hurled five innings and surrendered only two earned runs, was charged with the loss.

Junior Sean Ochinko, who started at catcher for LSU on Sunday, launched his fourth home run of the season with a solo shot in the ninth. Senior Buzzy Haydel followed three batters later with a pinch-hit RBI double to account for the Tigers’ other run.

“Frankly, I thought Illinois outplayed us,” LSU head coach Paul Mainieri said. “Reeser was phenomenal. He probably threw about 75 percent changeups, and our guys just could never really make the adjustment to it. His arm action was so good that it looked like a fastball coming in, and he just had us completely fooled all day.

“I tip my hat to them because they absolutely deserved to beat us. We obviously have a lot of room for improvement. Fortunately, it’s still very early in the season, so we can make that improvement, but we need to get better.”

The Illini took advantage of a couple of defensive miscues by LSU in the third inning to plate two runs. Second baseman Josh Parr singled and subsequently took third after an errant throw on a pickoff attempt got behind Tigers’ first baseman Grant Dozar. Center fielder Joe Bonadonna followed with an RBI single and reached second on a throwing error.

Designated hitter Casey McMurray then brought Bonadonna home on a base hit to center, and the Illini seized an early 2-0 lead.

Meanwhile, Reeser kept the Tiger bats quiet, allowing just one hit and fanning four batters through four innings.

The Illini added a run in the fifth to extend their lead to 3-0. Bonadonna doubled to left field, and McMurray drove him in with his second RBI of the game on a two-out single to left center.

LSU right-hander Matty Ott, who relieved Ross after the fifth frame, kept the game close with solid pitching out of the bullpen, as the freshman fired two shutout innings and struck out the side in the seventh.

However, the Illini tallied three more runs in the top of the eighth to lengthen their lead to 6-0. The Tigers tried to respond, putting two men on with two outs in the bottom of the frame, but Reeser got shortstop D.J. LeMahieu to line out to left.

The Tigers pushed two runs across in the ninth with Ochinko’s solo homer and Haydel’s RBI double to chase Reeser from the game. With two outs and a runner in scoring position, Illinois right-hander Nick Chmielewski fanned pinch-hitter Nicholas Pontiff to end LSU’s rally.

LSU returns to action Tuesday at 6 p.m. (CDT) when the Tigers make the short trip to Hammond, La., to face Southeastern Louisiana.