Later on Wednesday, Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman will make his first MLB start of the season. On Tuesday night, his alma mater won by the largest margin of victory in its storied history as LSU drubbed Northwestern State 27-0. 27-0!
That's not all. Four LSU pitchers combined to throw a six-inning no-hitter in the lopsided win, which was called in the bottom of the sixth inning due to lightning. Here is the box score and here is the line score:
The NCAA mercy rule says the game with end if one team is leading by at least 10 runs after seven innings, so this one was close to over anyway. Here's some more from the Associated Press:
(Alex) Bregman hit two home runs, while (Tyler) Moore, Jake Fraley and Kramer Robertson each had one for LSU (37-14-1), which had 23 hits and scored in every inning but the fifth. Jared Poche' (1-0) pitched a perfect first inning for the win, and combined with Kyle Bouman, Nate Fury, Kurt McCune and Joe Broussard to blank Northwestern State (30-22).
The no-hitter was the first for LSU since March 14, 1979, when Bobby Landry beat Southern Mississippi in seven innings.
Bregman and Moore each finished one RBI shy of the school record for a single game. The last time an LSU player recorded eight RBIs was April 19, 2000, by Brad Cresse against Tulane.
This isn't a case of a perennial powerhouse beating up on an inferior opponent, either. Northwestern State came into the game with a 30-22 record and has a chance to win the Southland Conference title this weekend. LSU is 37-14-1 and is once again a threat to win the National Championship.