Pleasants’ first career home run lifts LSU to 3-2 win over Oklahoma State

Geaux Nation

LSU’s first game against was a battle of great pitching, but the Lady Tigers found home plate and won game one 1-0. Saturday’s match-up was much of the same.

The Lady Tigers’ first score of game two was actually a walk with bases loaded, and Aliyah Andrews’ run-in tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning. Both teams did not score for the next two innings though, but once the sixth inning started, LSU and Oklahoma State’s bats found the ball.

Sydney Pennington got the offensive inning started with a solo home run into left field to give the Cowgirls a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth, but Maribeth Gorsuch held Oklahoma State to the one run.

At the bottom of the sixth with one on, Ciara Briggs hit a double, and Taylor Tidwell slid into home plate to tie the game at 2-2. In the following inning, Gorsuch held the Cowgirls scoreless for another inning, and the Lady Tigers went into the bottom with a chance to win the game.

Taylor Pleasants, who was already two-for-two at the plate, got a chance to give LSU the series sweep against the Cowgirls. The freshman infielder rocketed a ball out of the park for her first career collegiate home run and her first ever walk-off homer.

The Lady Tigers’ beat Oklahoma State 3-2.

Click the video to hear from Pleasants and head coach Beth Torina.

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