BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Glenn Otto struck out five and gave up two runs in 4 1/3 innings of relief, and Rice had 13 hits in a 10-6 victory over LSU on Monday night to force a deciding game in the Baton Rouge Regional.READ MORE: 'Light At End Of The Tunnel,' National Guard Delivers Water To Garland Residents In Need
Rice broke it open with three runs in the fifth and seven innings.
After LSU tied it at 4-4 in the fifth, Connor Teykl had a RBI double to the right-field corner and later beat the tag of catcher Michael Papierski on Ryan Chandler’s soft liner for a 7-4 lead.READ MORE: North Texas Smoke Shop Employee Adam Omar Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Man He Suspected Of Stealing
In the seventh, Chandler’s bases-loaded shallow fly ball found a hole and Grayson Lewis scored for an 8-4 lead. One pitch later, pinch hitter Blake Fox drove home two runs on a single past a diving first baseman.
LSU reliever Austin Bain was hit in the face on a line drive by Charlie Warren in the eighth. He didn’t stay on the ground long and was able to walk off under his own power.
Rice (38-23) will face LSU (44-19) on Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the super regional.MORE NEWS: Yes, Face Masks Are Still Required In Collin County Even With Disaster Declaration Rescinded
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