BATON ROUGE--The tension of a pitcher’s duel grew as the two opposing hurlers quieted bats with runners in scoring position for almost the entire contest at Alex Box Stadium.
But as the sky darkened following a 10:16 first pitch, a light finally came on for the purple and gold offense as Saturday night became Sunday morning, giving its ace just enough for a complete game shutout.
Freshman All-American Alex Lange tossed 119 pitches with 12 strikeouts as the No. 2 overall-seeded LSU baseball team edged the No. 2-seed UNC-Wilmington, 2-0, in Game 4 of the Baton Rouge Regional.
Despite the masterful performance from the undefeated starter, the first words out of Lange’s mouth after the game had nothing to do with himself.
“I thought we played well tonight,” Lange said. “Defense did a great job, and I’m just really