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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Forrest delivers when needed

Two months ago, LSU coach Paul Mainieri said T.J. Forrest could fill the closer's role if the Tigers needed.

On Sunday, the Tigers needed Forrest and the former Haughton High standout delivered. Four innings of shutout relief from Forrest on Sunday kept the Tigers in the hunt for a SEC Tournament berth in a season where rebuilding was the expectation.

Forrest has endured a yo-yo season after making a quicker-than-expected return from Tommy John surgery. And, short of winning his college debut at Fair Grounds Field, it's safe to say Sunday was his most impressive -- and important -- outing.

Forrest's pitching just gave LSU a bigger glimmer of hope as it enters its most pivotal weekend of the season -- next weekend at No. 1 Vanderbilt.


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