BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brandt Broussard’s first college home run highlighted his three-hit, four-RBI performance, and LSU raced to a 10-run lead in the first three innings en route to a 17-3 triumph over Stony Brook in an NCAA tournament opener on Friday night.
LSU starter Landon Marceaux (5-2) allowed one earned in five innings while the Tigers (38-24) pounded out 10 hits and scored all of their runs.
Antoine Duplantis had three hits and drove in three runs. His single to center in the fifth put him in a tie with Eddy Furniss (1995-98) for first in Tigers history with 352 career hits. The crowd rose and roared as Duplantis stood on first, and the senior outfielder from Lafayette, Louisiana, tipped his helmet.