Photos: LSU vs Sam Houston

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Teammates congratulate LSU left fielder Raph Rhymes after he scored during Saturday's game in the Baton Rouge Regional at Alex Box Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU assistant coach Will Davis tries to calm down first baseman Mason Katz after he was called out while diving into third base.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Sam Houston's Luke Plucheck slides safely into second as LSU second baseman JaCoby Jones catches the ball.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU designated hitter Sean McMullen gets tagged out at second base.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Sam Houston catcher Anthony Azar tags LSU's Jared Foster out at home plate.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU left fielder Raph Rhymes makes a sliding catch by the left field wall.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU center fielder Andrew Stevenson misses a catch.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU first baseman Mason Katz attempts to pick off Sam Houston center fielder Colt Atwood.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU first baseman Mason Katz yells at the umpire after he was tagged out at third base.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU short stop Alex Bregman shouts after scoring the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- After tagging out Sam Houston's Ryan Farney, LSU short stop Alex Bregman throws to first base for a double play.

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  • LSU's Mason Katz, upper right, smiles and celebrates with his teammates after scoring the go-ahead run during the bottom of the 8th inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game, Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La.. LSU won 8-5. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

  • LSU pitcher Aaron Nola throws to the plate during the first inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Sam Houston State, Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

  • Sam Houston State pitcher Caleb Smith throws to the plate during the first inning against LSU in an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game, Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

  • Associated Press photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU center fielder Andrew Stevenson dives to make a catch in the first inning of an NCAA regional game against Sam Houston State last season. The Tigers kept Stevenson in their lineup last year because of his strong defense.

  • Sam Houston State shortstop Carter Burgess, left, makes the force out at second base on LSU's Sean McMullen (7) on a bunt play during the top of the first inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game, Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

  • LSU's Jared Foster is put out at home by Sam Houston State catcher Anthony Azar (20) during the top of the first inning of an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game, Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU coach Paul Mainieri protests the call on short stop Alex Bregman's hit, which was almost a home run, during the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional game between LSU and Sam Houston State in Alex Box Stadium on Saturday, June, 1. Photo taken on Saturday, June 1, 2013. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/CATHERINE THRELKELD /