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LSU baseball tops Lamar in Will Davis' return to Baton Rouge

7 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, April 18 2017 Apr 18, 2017 April 18, 2017 10:56 PM April 18, 2017 in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports2
By: Chris Price

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers spoiled the return of longtime assistant Will Davis, taking down his Lamar Cardinals 10-4 on Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium. 

The game featured a 45 minute rain delay, but when the Tigers came to bat in the 2nd inning, they hit around the order and scored 6 runs in the frame to break open a 6-1 lead.

Along the way, former Catholic High teammates Nick Coomes (1) and Josh Smith (3) hit back to back home runs, and Zach Watson extended his hit streak to 12 games. Watson has also reached base safely in 24 straight games. 

The Cardinals got a 2 run home run from Chad Fleischman in the 4th inning to cut the Tigers lead to 6-4, but LSU stayed out in front, and Caleb Gilbert (2-1) picked up his 2nd win of the season by allowing 1 run in his 2 innings of work. 

Davis left LSU before the 2016 season to become the coach-in-waiting at Lamar and took over head coaching duties for the 2017 season. 

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