What’s worse? Losing 27-0 or getting no-hit? Baseball purists have been arguing that one for decades, if not centuries. But now Northwestern State can weigh in on the debate after its 27-0 loss to LSU on Tuesday night in which it was held without a hit.
Per the Associated Press, Alex Bregman and Tyler Moore each hit grand slams for the Tigers, and five pitchers combined for LSU’s first no-hitter since 1979. It was the biggest margin of victory ever for the Tigers (37-14-1), who have been playing baseball since 1893.
Jared Poche needed all of one perfect first inning to earn the win, with Kyle Bouman, Nate Fury, Kurt McCune and Joe Broussard holding Northwestern State (30-22) hitless the rest of the way.
The margin could have been worse had the game not been called because of lightning in the sixth, when the Tigers had two runners on base.
“It’s really hard to put into words a description of this game,” LSU Coach Paul Mainieri told the Associated Press. “Northwestern State has a very good team that is battling to win its conference title this weekend, and we have tremendous respect for their program. It was just one of those nights where we squared up on pitches and swung the bats exceptionally well.”