Error-ridden first inning dooms GSU in shutout

Senior outfielder Nick Wheeler catches a fly ball as Grambling State fell to LSU 9-0 Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium. LSU improved to 9-0 in the all-time series, which began in 2009. Courtesy photo

The Grambling State University baseball team surrendered seven runs off just four hits in a 9-0 loss to ninth ranked LSU at Skip Bertman Field. 

Grambling State (12-16) fell behind 1-0 in the first inning and gave up seven runs in the third inning as LSU (20-9) cruised to the victory. 

After giving up an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning, after GSU errors seven runs came across in the third inning as LSU stretched the lead to 8-0. 

Drexler Macaay doubled off the wall in the fourth inning for Grambling State’s first hit off LSU starter Clay Moffit.

LSU added a run in the eighth to extend the advantage to 9-0. 

Grambling State head coach James Cooper is just six victories shy of 200 for his coaching career. 

GSU returns to SWAC play this weekend with a three-game road trip against Texas Southern set to open Friday, April 5 at 5 p.m. at MacGregor Park in Houston, Texas