Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 7, LSU 6 

April, 22, 2012
No. 4 LSU took the first game of its mega-matchup with No. 3 Kentucky on Friday, but the Tigers failed to capitalize for the second straight time Sunday, dropping a 7-6 decision and losing the series.

Overview: This has to feel like a game that got away for the Tigers (32-9, 12-6). LSU came up just one run short and made a slew of mental mistakes on the base paths, not to mention some severe bad luck. Whether it was Austin Nola getting thrown out at the plate t0 end the second inning, or Tyler Hanover being caught stealing second with no outs in the sixth, the Tigers accidentally threw away several base runners.

LSU also grounded into a frustrating three double plays. Nola hit the first of the trio with no outs and two runners on base with the Tigers trailing, 3-1, in the fourth inning. Casey Yocum killed off a potential rally in the seventh inning, when he hit the second with one runner on first and LSU trailing, 7-5. Jordy Snikeris completed the trifecta in the next frame when he ended a rally attempt by hitting into a 4-6-3 play.

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