Purple downs Gold, 7-3, to open LSU’s fall World Series

  • icon
  • icon
  • icon
  • icon

LSU Fall Baseball

BATON ROUGE, La. – Freshman centerfielder Paxton Kling and freshman leftfielder Mic Paul each homered Friday night to lead the Purple to a 7-3 win over the Gold in Game 1 of the LSU Baseball Intra-Squad World Series in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

The Purple-Gold World Series, which signals the completion of LSU’s fall practice period, continues with Game 2 at 12 p.m. CT Saturday, and admission is free.

Fans attending the baseball game Saturday are advised to park in the free Hayfield Lot on Gourrier Avenue due to the LSU-UAB football game in Tiger Stadium.

Kling was 2-for-3 on Friday night with one double, one homer and one RBI, and Paul went 1-for-1 at the plate with a homer, two walks and two RBI.

Junior designated hitter Hayden Travinski lined a two-run single, and junior catcher Alex Milazzo contributed an RBI single to spark a three-run Purple outburst in the fifth inning.

Junior third baseman Ben Nippolt highlighted the Gold offensive output with two hits, including a homer, and three RBI.

Purple starting pitcher Will Hellmers, a junior right-hander, worked three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit with three strikeouts.

Gold junior right-hander Blake Money also fired three scoreless frames in a starting role with one hit and two strikeouts.

  • < PREV Three-point barrage fuels Western Carolina past McNeese
  • NEXT > REPLAY: Brother Martin gets big plays in all phases to top St. Augustine, 27-24