A scary scene on Monday night in Baton Rouge, as LSU pitcher Austin Bain took a line drive to the face during the team’s NCAA Regional game against Rice.
In the eighth inning, Rice’s Charlie Warren sent a Bain offering right back where it came from, at an exit velocity of 95 mph. The liner hit Bain (literally) right between the eyes.
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Incredibly, Bain walked off under his own power, and apparently even tried to stay in the game.
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LSU skipper Paul Mainieri confirmed that Bain ended up being okay (aside from that big mark in the middle of his face, of course):
As for the game, LSU lost 10-6 to Rice, and the two schools will have a rematch tomorrow, with a trip to the Super Regional on the line.