BATON ROUGE, LA - Shortstop Kramer Robertson scored four runs and right-hander Eric Walker struck out a career-best eight batters as the No. 6 LSU baseball team completed the series sweep against Georgia, defeating the Bulldogs, 7-6, Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium Skip Bertman Field.
With the win, LSU improves to 16-5 on the year and 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play. Georgia falls to 8-13 and 0-3 in the conference with the loss.
Walker improved to 3-0 on the year after firing six innings, allowing only three runs on five hits.
Caleb Gilbert earned his second save of the season. The sophomore right-hander entered in the ninth and allowed two runs on three hits and struck out one.
Shortstop Kramer Robertson led off the bottom of the third with a single to centerfield. The senior moved to second on an errant throw by Georgia’s third baseman and advanced to third on a double play ball. With two outs, and Robertson on third, right fielder Greg Deichmann singled through the left side to give LSU the early 1-0 lead.
With two outs in the top of the fifth and Georgia first baseman LJ Talley on first base after being hit by a pitch, second baseman Will Proctor sent a home run to the left field landing to give the Bulldogs the 2-1 lead.