BATON ROUGE, La – Despite an impressive debut from freshman Chasen Ford, Yale (0-2) fell to Louisiana State University (9-1) by a score of 3-0 Saturday.
Ford kept the game close in his first collegiate start, surrendering just 2 runs and 6 hits in 6 1/3 innings. He kept the powerful LSU lineup in check, after a 19 run barrage Friday. Chris Lanham and Cale Hanson combined to finish the rest of the game and allowed 1 run.
Yale Head Coach John Stuper couldn't say enough about Ford, "for a freshman to make a start like that in front of a big crowd is really impressive. LSU fans gave him a standing ovation when I took him out."
LSU starting pitcher Kyle Bouman (3-0) kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard, allowing 2 hits in total. The Bulldogs notched two more hits in the 9th inning, but couldn't quite score after an LSU double play.
Stuper noted that the hitting was likely better in person than on paper. He stated, "If you weren't here you wouldn't know how well we swung it today. We hit the ball hard a lot but couldn't find many holes."
Overall, Stuper was very happy about his team's reslience. "Proud does not even come close to how I feel about my team. We got overwhelmed last night, and they came back today behind a freshman pitcher and competed with the best team in the country."
The Bulldogs play the final of the three game series Sunday at 12:00 PM EST at Alex Box Stadium. Projected starting pitchers are Michael Coleman (0-0) for Yale and Cody Glenn (1-1) for LSU.
Report by Skylar Shibayama '16, Yale Sports Publicity