LSU jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first, but shortly after Zack Hess would exit the game after throwing just 13 pitches due to groin soreness. From that point forward, this game was all kinds of crazy.

LSU (24-11, 9-4) goes on the road and takes Game 1 vs. Missouri, 12-11, but it didn’t come easy. The Tigers led 11-6 after four innings, but a couple of runs in the sixth and a Chad McDaniel three-run homer tied the game at 11.

How did the Tigers end up on top?Josh Smith scored the winning run off an Antoine Duplantis ground ball in the top of the tenth. Tonight, Duplantis moved ahead of Todd Walker to No. 4 on LSU’s all-time hit list with hit No. 311.

Todd Peterson was masterful in relief tonight, throwing 3.0 innings, allowing 0 runs, 0 hits and 0 walks with 5 strikeouts.

Next, the Tigers return to Taylor Stadium tomorrow for Game 2 at 5:00 p.m.