Dugas smacked an RBI single in the fifth to tie the contest again at 3-3. However, Auburn regained the lead in the sixth when catcher Ryan Dyal belted a two-run homer, his third dinger of the year and second of the series.


LSU struck for three runs in the seventh as Crews provided an RBI with a fielder’s choice groundout before third baseman Cade Doughty and centerfielder Giovanni DiGiacomo lined back-to-back run-scoring singles.


Auburn designated hitter Cam Hill slapped an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 6-6, but LSU took the lead again in the eighth when second baseman Drew Bianco singled, moved to second on a walk to catcher Alex Milazzo, advanced to third on a flyout by first baseman Tre’ Morgan, and scored on a passed ball.


In the top of the ninth, centerfielder Giovanni DiGiacomo produced a one-out single before Thompson launched his eighth homer of the year, a two-run blast off of Auburn reliever Cody Greenhill.