LSU beats Notre Dame 7-6 in thrilling comeback fashion
BATON ROUGE - After a slow start, LSU baseball came from behind to pull off a 7-6 win against Notre Dame for the Tigers' season opener.
Caleb Gilbert gave up 5 runs on 4 innings of work but luckily for the Tigers' Friday night starter, the purple and gold bats got hot late.
LSU trailed the Fighting Irish 6-0 in the bottom of the 6th when with the bases loaded Bryce Jordan hit a grandslam to ignite the crowd at Alex Box Stadium.
Later in the 8th, the former Catholic High Bear Josh Smith bringing his power on opening night launching a 3-run homer to give the Tigers their first lead on the night.
LSU closed the door in the 9th to complete the 7-6 comeback and start the series off with a win.
TIGERS WIN! TIGERS WIN! LSU completes the comeback with huge home runs by Bryce Jordan and Smith and solid outings by Beck and Bain in relief to defeat Notre Dame, 7-6, in Game 1!— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball) https://twitter.com/LSUbaseball/status/964717836353536000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 17, 2018
The Tigers and Irish will face off again on Saturday at 4 p.m., and again on Sunday at 11 a.m.
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