LSU pitcher Todd Peterson was a great high school home run hitter, at least that’s what he told LSU coach Todd Peterson in order to get some key at-bats.

After pitching five innings of relief in an elimination game in the SEC tournament, Peterson was told to keep it easy at the plate. Instead, he delivered with the hit jazzing up his Tigers teammates.

Peterson delivered the clutch two-run double in the top of the 12th inning with the Tigers up 4-3, surprisingly extending the lead by two more runs.

After the game, Peterson admitted he lied to coach Paul Mainieri about being a good hitter in high school. In fact, he hadn’t hit in a real game since 8th grade. Mainieri’s reaction to the reveal is amazing.

When you want to hit, you want to hit. Thankfully, Peterson delivered. Otherwise, it would have been incredibly awkward if he struck out after promising he was a good hitter.

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