The Purple and the Gold faced off in Game 2 of the LSU Baseball Fall World Series at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. In five innings, the Purple’s right-handers Christian Little and Aiden Moffett combined for 10 strikeouts to secure a hard-fought 3-2 win on Sunday. This victory marked the end of the six-week fall practice period and guaranteed that the reigning National Champion, LSU, would open the 2024 season on Friday, February 16 against VMI in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
Christian Little, a senior from St. Louis, Mo., started on the mound for the Purple and allowed no earned runs on two hits with seven strikeouts. Aiden Moffett, a sophomore from Mount Olive, Miss., worked the final two innings without giving up any runs or hits while striking out three batters. The Purple took an early lead in the bottom of the first inning when rightfielder Jake Brown hit an RBI single and shortstop Michael Braswell III lifted a sacrifice fly. Although the Gold tied things up in the top of second with a run-scoring double from centerfielder Jordan Johnson, Jake Brown responded with another RBI single in the bottom of third to give LSU a commanding 3-1 lead.
Junior left-hander Justin Loer led the Gold’s pitching effort by striking out seven batters in just over two innings. Both teams put up a great fight throughout game but ultimately, it was LSU that emerged victorious to secure their place as champions once again.