Gold captures LSU’s Purple-Gold World Series

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Jordan Thompson
(Photo: Jonathan Mailhes)

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Gold team was declared the winner Sunday in the annual LSU Baseball Purple-Gold World Series in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

The teams played an eight-inning game on Friday night and two six-inning games on Sunday, and the Gold earned the series win by virtue of having more points in LSU’s situational scoring system that rewards elements like quality at-bats and effective base running.

Sunday’s games concluded the Tigers’ six-week fall practice period.

Gold junior shortstop Jordan Thompson was 2-for-5 at the plate on Sunday with a double and an RBI, and Gold freshman catcher Brady Neal produced a double and a walk.

Freshman leftfielder Mic Paul collected a triple and a walk for the Purple.

Gold starting pitcher Chase Shores, a freshman right-hander, worked two scoreless innings, allowing one hit with two strikeouts. Freshman right-hander Aiden Moffett followed Shores on the mound and fired two scoreless innings with no hits and five strikeouts.

Junior left-hander Riley Cooper also recorded two scoreless innings for the Gold, allowing one hit with four strikeouts.

Junior right-hander Ty Floyd turned in a dominant outing for the Purple, allowing no hits in three scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

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