Teams like LSU routinely beat the ever-loving crap out of wildly over-matched opponents in football, but you don’t see that kind of ridiculous blow-out action as much in baseball, a sport where flat-out physical dominance is less of a factor.
But now and again you will get a nice football-sized wipe-out in baseball. LSU laid such a whooping on Northwestern State Tuesday night, beating them 27-0 in a six-inning game.
Oh, and if that wasn’t bad enough, LSU didn’t allow Northwestern State to get a single hit.
Five LSU pitchers combined on the no-hitter, the Tigers’ first since 1979. The two Northwestern State base runners reached on a HBP and a walk.
The LSU offense was just as dominant as its pitching, belting out 23 hits. Shortstop Alex Bregman and catcher Tyler Moore led the barrage for LSU, each hitting a grand slam and each driving in eight runs.
LSU was ready to run up the score even more in the sixth, putting a couple base runners on with two outs, before Northwestern State cried no mas.
After the game, I hope LSU at least took Northwestern State out for some burgers or something. When you whup up on someone that bad, you should do the cool thing and treat your victims to a nice dinner.