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After taking Game 1 on Friday, LSU fell to Ole Miss on Saturday night, 5-1, to even to series heading into tomorrow afternoon’s rubber match.

In Game 2, the Tigers were dominated by Rebel starting pitcher Doug Nikhazy, who threw 6.1 innings, only allowing 5 hits and 1 run. LSU starter Eric Walker didn’t have his best stuff, but the Tigers’ bats never saw the light of day tonight either vs. Ole Miss’ arms. Through seven career SEC starts, Nikhazy has thrown 41.1 innings, with a 2.83 ERA, allowing 13 runs and striking out 39 hitters. He was virtually unhittable.

With the loss, LSU falls to 30-17 overall and 14-9 in conference.

Freshman right-hander Landon Marceaux will be on the mound tomorrow at 2:30 to decide who takes this critical early May series. The game will be televised by ESPN2.