Bats cool down as LSU loses game two vs Missouri 4-1

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — Left-hander TJ Sikkema struck out 10 and allowed one run on three hits over seven innings to lift Missouri to a 4-1 win Saturday over eighth-ranked LSU, tying the Southeastern Conference baseball series at a win apiece.

The rubber match between LSU (24-12 overall, 9-5 SEC) and Missouri (24-12-1, 6-7-1) is Sunday at Noon. The game will be broadcast over the LSU Sports Radio Network (WDGL-98.1 FM in Baton Rouge) and televised on the SEC Network.

LSU won Friday’s opener 12-11 in 10 innings. The Tigers will be going for their fourth SEC series victory in five tries this season.

Missouri defeated LSU for the first time in eight meetings at Columbia and just the second time in 17 matchups overall. The other Mizzou victory was March 17, 2018, at Alex Box Stadium.

Sikkema (4-2) threw 113 pitches (77 strikes) and kept his earned run average at 1.27 He has struck out 64 and walked 16 in 56 2/3 innings.

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