Tigers Fall To Gonzaga, 3-0

EUGENE, Ore. -- Gonzaga right-hander Alek Jacob fired a complete-game shutout Friday night to lead the Bulldogs to a 3-0 win over LSU in the first round of the NCAA Eugene Regional in PK Park.

Tigers Fall To Gonzaga, 3-0

Gonzaga (34-17) will confront Oregon in 9 p.m. CT Saturday at a winners' bracket competition, while LSU (34-23) will fulfill Central Connecticut State in a removal match at 3 p.m. CT Saturday.

The LSU-CCSU game will be televised on the SEC Network, streamed on ESPN3, and broadcast on affiliates of this LSU Sports Radio Network including 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge and www.LSUsports.net/live.

Senior right-hander Ma'Khail Hilliard will be LSU's starting pitcher Saturday.

Jacob (8-1) limited the Tigers to four hits while recording a single walk and four strikeouts. He threw 119 pitches posting his second complete game of the season.

LSU starting pitcher Landon Marceaux (6-6) was charged with the loss as he allowed three runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings with three walks and three strikeouts.

"It was obviously a very disappointing outcome for our staff," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "Of course, the narrative of the game was their pitcher; we just couldn't resolve him. He's such a unique style of pitching, and we have not faced a guy like that year. We worked hard all week to attempt to prepare for this child, but he's done this to everybody he is pitched against all year.

"Landon pitched his heart out, and they had been a very scrappy team . They were rather difficult to hit out, they put some balls in play, and they could scratch across a few runs."

The Bulldogs scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning when rightfielder Grayson Sterling tripled and scored on centerfielder Guthrie Morrison's single, and Morrison scored on a two-out RBI double by shortstop Ernie Yake.

Gonzaga added a run in the sixth on an RBI single by third baseman Brett Harris.

Total schedule for your Eugene Regional is under, Times listed as Central.
Friday, June 4
(4) Central Connecticut, 13-10
Game 2 -- (2) Gonzaga def. (3) LSU, 3-0

Saturday, June 5
Game 3 -- (4) Central Connecticut vs. (3) LSU - 3 p.m. CT (SECN)
Game 4 -- (1) Oregon vs. (2) Gonzaga - 9 p.m. CT (ESPNU)

Sunday, June 6
Game 5 -- Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser - 5 p.m. CT
Game 6 -- Game 5 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner - 9 p.m. CT

Monday, June 7

Game 7 (if necessary) -- Game 6 Repeat - 9 p.m. CT

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