Jake Slaughter might’ve delivered one of the biggest hits of LSU‘s season last week but that doesn’t mean he’s immune from his teammates’ jabs.
Slaughter, a freshman first baseman from Choudrant, La., hit a gigantic three-run home run in their College World Series win over Florida State on Wednesday. It was his first home run in more than three months and just his third of the season.
“He was hitting a lot of balls really hard and looked like he was confident,” Tigers’ head coach Mainieri Paul said of making Slaughter a late addition to the lineup. “Just went with a hunch.”
On Monday, he hit something else really hard: the mound. During practice in Omaha, Slaughter raced in from first base to catch a pop-up on the other side of the pitcher’s mound. It didn’t go as planned.
Earlier today, Jake Slaughter had quite the run in with the mound!
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