LSU won, 8-2. That was more or less the boring part.
What was more fun was that Will Wade was introduced at the game, to a thunderous round of applause.
And then there was this…
Gold Jerry, Gold!
Not safe for TV pic.twitter.com/NdVPcY5x1y
— Michael Cauble (@MichaelCauble) March 23, 2017
Russell Reynolds, LSU’s senior relief pitcher, is sporting an especially dirty baseball hat these days; let’s just say it has a “lived-in” look to it on account of his habit of licking his fingers and rubbing dirt on the bill of the hat between pitches. And Reynolds, who came on in relief of Zach Hess in the 5th inning, had quickly put out a pair of Southeastern batters, one of the two by strike out. That’s when SLU head coach Matt Riser, who was also coaching third base tonight, asked the umpires to check that hat for foreign substances he might be putting on the baseball.
Reynolds didn’t take kindly to the insinuation, it’s fair to say, and impugned Riser’s masculinity after the umpires gave his hat the all-clear. That occasioned SLU outfielder Trenon Trosclair to climb to the top step of the dugout and threaten to charge the field, which Reynolds saw – and then suggested Trosclair and his teammates do something inappropriate for public viewing.
Things did settle down. And then Reynolds, still boiling over, walked the next batter he faced on five pitches, and that brought LSU head coach Paul Mainieri out to the mound to take him out. After the game Reynolds admitted he was perturbed by the accusations.
Did we mention LSU won, 8-2? That was the boring part.