Minden Press-Herald

Saturday
Aug 23rd

Jackson Slaid comes through for the Tigers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jackson Slaid was pretty far down the LSU lineup card as the Tigers battled South Carolina on the final day of the regular season Saturday afternoon at Columbia Stadium.

But as the Southeastern Conference showdown between the Tigers and the Gamecocks went into extra innings tied at 1-1, Slaid suddenly became a critical player.

LSU had runners on first and second with two out when Carolina coach Ray Tanner brought in left-handed reliever Tyler Webb so that switch-hitter Arby Fields would have to bat right-handed. LSU coach Paul Mainieri decided he'd rather send up the right-handed Slaid.

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