The LSU baseball team is on pace for its best season in half a decade, sitting at 25-4 and ranking as the top team in the land. The Tigers have been dominant thus far, leading the nation’s most competitive college baseball conference in hitting, runs scored, RBIs, and on-base percentage.
They also hold top five SEC marks in ERA and opponent batting average, but at the dish is where they do the most of their damage. On Tuesday night, fans got a first-hand look at the potent power the lineup boasts.
In a midweek matchup against Nicholls, an LSU hitter bashed a towering home run over the scoreboard beyond the left field fence. Fans are legitimately asking if it’s the furthest ball ever hit at Alex Box Stadium.
Designated hitter Jared Jones blasted a hanging breaking ball from Nicholls pitcher Chase Richter in the fifth inning of action. The drive nearly cleared the scoreboard completely, bouncing off the top of the structure and landing outside of the stadium walls.
Take a look at the mammoth shot below.
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— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball) April 5, 2023
Viewers were in awe of the moonshot as they rushed to social media to post their reactions.
One notable baseball account said, “I’ve never seen a ball hit this far at The Box.” An LSU fan posted, “Good lawd, Jared Jones! Someone call LSUPD because he just killed that ball!”
The LSU baseball account wrote, “WAIT TIL Y’ALL SEE WHERE THAT BALL JARED JONES JUST HIT WENT,” after seeing the home run live.
The bomb was Jones’s 10th of the season, which leads all Tiger players. He’s also hitting a ridiculous .361 on the year.
LSU would go on to win the game over Nicholls, 12-2. They’ll have a tall task in the coming weekend as they travel to Columbia to face No. 6 South Carolina.
We’ll see if Jared Jones can do more damage against the Gamecocks.