BATON ROUGE, La. -- No. 2 LSU (11-1) extended its win streak to nine games by defeating Grambling 7-1 Wednesday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
LSU returns to action for the final non-conference weekend of the season at the Houston College Classic March 6-8 at Minute Maid Park. The Tigers begin Friday against Houston.
LSU’s Doug Norman (1-1) earned the first win of his career on Wednesday. Norman went four innings and only allowed one run on five hits. Coleman McKinney of Grambling was charged with the loss, his first of the season. McKinney only lasted two innings after giving up two runs on two hits and two walks.
Grambling took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Drexler led off the inning with an infield single. He moved to second on a ground out and eventually score on an RBI single by Barraza.
LSU responded in the bottom of the second inning with two runs to take the lead. Catcher Kade Scivicque knocked a double to right-center field to score Andrew Stevenson from second base. Left fielder Jake Fraley then hit a two-out double to right field to score Scivicque.
The Tigers added two more in the bottom of the sixth inning. Second baseman Conner Hale legged out the second triple of his career to score Alex Bregman. Stevenson then grounded out to first base to score Hale from third.
LSU extended its lead to 6-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Pinch hitter Grayson Byrd collected the first RBI of his career on a single to right field. Bregman followed with a double to left field to score Fraley.
Jared Foster hit his second home run of the year over the left field wall to make it 7-1 for the Tigers in the eighth inning.