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Link Gumbo: 3-30-18

Baseball picks up momentum in SEC play; Les Miles, The Actor?!

Last night LSU baseball opened the weekend series against Miss St. with a resounding clobbering, 10-1. The Tigers took a tight 2-0 lead into the 7th, thanks to a Zach Watson home run and Zach Hess having another dominate outing. Then LSU blew it open in the top of the 7th with a two out, eight hit, seven run barrage that quickly put the game out of hand. LSU players gave credit for their improved approach to Coach Mainieri’s “BP from hell” on Wednesday. It was LSU’s eighth straight win over the cowbells, a streak that now crosses three season. The Tigers will try for #9 in a row tonight at 7pm on the SECN+ service.

Luke Johnson had a story on what Josh Smith’s role on the team has been when he is out with his injury. Also in there you will see when Smith is expected back on the field.

Ross Dellenger took a hack a projecting what football’s depth chart were to look like if the season started tomorrow. There are no big surprises in there. Damien Lewis, who Coach O has talked up all spring, did not make it. Micheal Divinity and Jontre Kirklin both were starting on defense.

Alex Hickey of SEC Country had an article on how you can expect to see transfer Thaddeus Moss utilized in the offense next year.

LSU OL Donavaughn Campbell pleaded guilty and earned a year of probation.

In recruiting news, LSU landed a commit from a 2020 WR.

Softball beat Southern Miss 4-1 on Tuesday. Amanda Doyle was responsible for two of the runs as she had two RBI. Shelbi Sunseri had herself a day with a home-run and a triple. Maribeth Gorsuch threw the complete game for LSU and only gave up one run.

LSU will now head to Missouri for a three game series.

Myia Hambrick was named a finalist for the AAI award. The award given to the top gymnast in the country each year. It is just another accolade in a season full of them for Hambrick and the Tigers. LSU also led the country with FOURTEEN all-american selections.

In some much lighter news, former head coach Les Miles is apparently taking a serious shot at launching an acting career. Not only has he been taking classes and working with famed character actor, stuntman, and former LSU baseball player Michael Papajohn, but he’s already got a significant role in “Angry Men”, an upcoming docu-drama about the investigation after the Challenger disaster. Miles gave a typically great Les Miles quote about film-making:

“Next time you go to a movie,” Miles said, “see if what he or she says on screen evokes reality to you. If in fact that’s it, if it’s in fact reality, that guy or gal has done a great job. I’m working on that.”