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.

Incredibly, Bain walked off under his own power, and apparently even tried to stay in the game.

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.

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