The Purple faced off against the Gold in Game 2 of the LSU Baseball Fall World Series at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The Purple secured a 3-2 win on Sunday, thanks to the combined efforts of right-handers Christian Little and Aiden Moffett.
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. Moffett, a sophomore from Mount Olive, Miss., worked the final two innings and gave up no runs on no hits with three strikeouts.
The Purple took an early lead in the bottom of the first inning as rightfielder Jake Brown lined an RBI single, and shortstop Michael Braswell III lifted a sacrifice fly. Although the Gold tied the contest in the top of second, the Purple reclaimed the lead in the bottom of second with a run-scoring single from centerfielder Mic Paul.
Junior left-hander Justin Loer, a transfer from Xavier (Ohio), led the Gold’s pitching effort by recording seven strikeouts in 2.1 relief innings. Both teams put up a great fight, but ultimately, the Purple emerged victorious in the series.