Published 11:40 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lamar sports information

BATON ROUGE, La. — It was a well-pitched ball game on both sides to start, but Lamar baseball broke through with two outs in the seven-run fifth inning and put the game away when the Cardinals defeated Southern 10-1 Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference, midweek tilt.

Tied at 1-1, Chaneng Varela ripped a double through the left side that scooted under a diving shortstop and rolled deep into left center field. His double scored Trey Silvers — who reached on a one-out walk — from first base and put the Cardinals (29-21) up 2-1. Chad McKinney kept it going with a double that banged off the left field wall and scored Varela, and moved to third base on back-to-back walks to Phil Ingram and Vincent Dellocono.

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Following the two walks that loaded the bags, Grant DeVore and Reid Russell each drew bases-loaded walks to make it 5-1 before Bryndan Arredondo unloaded on another wall-banging double that cleaned the bags and made it 8-1.

Nathan Gabryszwski started on the hill for the Cardinals. The freshman was limited to two innings (predetermined), and gave up one run on four hits and two walks. He stuck out three.

Ryan Cawthon (1-0) earned the win for LU with 2 2/3 scoreless innings pitched. The senior allowed only one hit and struck out three.