After a decent enough start to the game, things fell apart in the middle innings as LSU dropped its first game to TCU:
For three innings, it was going so well. Jared Poche' didn't just get through those first three innings without allowing a run, he didn't allow a single baserunner. He was in total control of the game.
LSU's bats were struggling to score as well, but Andrew Stevenson at least made it to third base in the second and then Jake Fraley was thrown out at the plate to end the third. The game was still deadlocked at zero, but it seemed the Tigers were getting their chances and it was only a matter of time before they cashed in.
And yet, they couldn't cash in. The fourth inning was when things began to go south for the Tigers. A couple of errors from Jared Poche' enabled the Frogs to get two runs the cheap way, putting LSU in a hole. The Tigers did get a run in the bottom of the inning when Alex Bregman scored on a ground out, but 2-1 was as close at they'd be the rest of the way.
Poche' loaded the bases in the fifth, and a fielding error from Connor Hale allowed TCU's third run in. Poche' nailed the next batter to send home a fourth Frog run, and a two-run single following that ended his day. A parade of seven relievers finished the rest of the game, none throwing more than 1.1 innings. The last of the damage came in the seventh, when TCU put four more runs on the board to take a 10-1 lead.
Preston Morrison kept things under control from the mound for the Horned Frogs, as he went seven innings. LSU got a pair of runs in the eighth off of reliever Brian Howard, with Jared Foster's solo homer being the highlight of the two, but it was far too little, too late.
LSU will play the winner of Vanderbilt-Fullerton, which was suspended due to lightning. The LSU-TCU game had a late start due to lightning as well.