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College baseball: LSU comes back for 11-10 win over UC Irvine in 11 innings

June 4, 2010 |  6:26 pm

Trey Watkins hit a bases-loaded double in the bottom of the 11th inning to give Louisiana State an 11-10 victory over UC Irvine in the opening game of an NCAA baseball regional at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Watkins, who entered the game earlier as a pinch-runner, got the game-winning hit after Irvine reliever Eric Pettis gave up a two-out walk to Austin Nola, an infield single to Alex Edward and a walk to Leon Landry.

Irvine, which trailed, 7-3, in the fifth inning, came back to take a 10-9 lead on Francis Larson's 11th-inning squeeze bunt. Larson also hit two home runs.

LSU will play the winner of tonight's game between UCLA and Kent State.

-- Gary Klein