Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pitcher's Duel -- NOT...... LSU Blows 9-0 Lead, But Defeats Florida 14-10

BELOW IS MY LIVE-BLOGGING OF THE GAME (SHOWN ON ESPN/SEC NETWORK), MOST RECENT ON TOP:

Florida down to its final three outs to keep its perfect record alive...

Strikeout.

Ground-out to second, although fielder's bobble makes it interesting!

LSU center-fielder loses fly-ball in sun, Gators stay alive with runner on second.

Ground-out to the pitcher. LSU wins 14-10. Gators are now 28-1, and Tigers, 26-1. Tomorrow's game should be for No. 1 in the next polls.

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LSU puts the first two batters of the seventh on base -- a single and a beaten-out bunt.

A strike-out, a non-scoring single, and another strike-out give Tigers the bases loaded with two out.

LSU's Kellsi Kloss matches Florida's grand-slam the previous inning with one of her own, putting the Tigers up 14-10.

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Florida loads the bases with no outs in the bottom of the sixth, bringing up the tying run.

An infield pop-up and a strikeout get LSU within one out of ending the threat.

Unbelievable! Grand-slam to tie the game 10-10. It's Taylore Fuller's third home-run of the day! As noted on her player webpage, Fuller also hit a dramatic grand-slam against LSU last year. Intentional walks with the bases loaded are controversial, but maybe that's what LSU should have done with Fuller, especially with two outs.

LSU gets third out. Heading to seventh inning.

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A solo homer gives Florida a run in the bottom of the fifth, cutting the Gators' deficit to 10-6.

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LSU ups its lead to 10-5 in the top of the fifth.

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Currently airing on ESPN's SEC Network, LSU is now batting in the top of the fifth, leading No. 1 and unbeaten Florida 9-5.

The Tigers roared out of the gate, scoring all nine of their runs in the top of the first.

The Gators scored three in the bottom of the first and two in the bottom of the fourth (thanks to five hit-by-pitches). Florida actually had the tying run at the plate in the fourth, with the bases loaded and two outs, but couldn't capitalize.

Here's a link to follow the scoring.