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ON DECK | LSU at McNeese State

Tigers hit the road to face the Cowboys in mid-week action

LSU at McNeese State

WHEN | 6 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE | Joe Miller Park in Lake Charles

RECORDS | LSU 9-3, McNeese State 8-4

RADIO: 100.7-FM (Baton Rouge)

TV/LIVESTREAM: CST (ESPN3.com outside of markets that carry CST.)

IN-GAME UPDATES: TigerBlitz.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta, @BillyEmbody, @LSUbaseball

LAST MEETING/SERIES | McNeese State thumped LSU 7-0 last spring in Baton Rouge, its first win vs. the Tigers since 2000. LSU leads the series 29-10, but the Cowboys are 5-3 against LSU in Lake Charles, the last meeting coming in 2012.

LAST TIME OUT: Texas Tech 5, LSU 4 on Sunday.

RANKINGS

LSU – No. 6 Collegiate Baseball, No. 6 Baseball America, No. 6 Perfect Game, No. 7 NCBWA (writers), No. 7 USA Today (coaches), No. 7 D1Baseball.com

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

LSU, Fr. RH Zach Hess (1-0, 2.53 ERA, 10.2 IP, 12 SO/4BB, .184 OBA) vs. McNeese State, So. RH Aidan Anderson (0-1, 13.50 ERA, 5.1 IP, 8 SO/2 BB, .444 opponent BA)

OFFENSIVE LEADERS

LSU – 2B Cole Freeman .475 (19-for-40), 10 R, 3 2B, 7 RBIs, 5-8 SB; 1B Jake Slaughter .39- (16-41), 6 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 10 RBIs; SS Kramer Roberson .366 (15-41), 13 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 3-3 SB; RF Greg Deichmann .366 (15-41), 10 R, 2 2B, 5 HR, 17 RBIs; CF Antoine Duplantis .319 (15-47), 10 R, 1 2B, 2 3B, 8 RBIs, 5-6 SB

McNeese State – 3B Matt Gallier .422 (19-for-45), 13 R, 1 2B, 3 HR, 17 RBIs; 2B Joe Provenzano .405 (15-37), 12 R, 3 2B, 2 HR, 13 RBIs; 1B Ricky Ramirez .400 (20-50), 21 R, 8 2B, 1 3B, 13 RBIs; OF Shane Selman .387 (12-31), 6 R, 5 2B, 9 RBIs; SS Will Fox .316 (12-38), 11 R, 3 2B, 6 RBIs, 4-6 SB; OF Robbie Podorsky .315 (17-54), 20 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 8 RBIs, 9-9 SB

OUT OF THE BULLPEN

LSU – RH Caleb Gilbert 1-0, 0.90 ERA, 10 IP, 13 SO/1 BB; RH Hunter Newman 0-1, 2 saves, 1.35 ERA, 6.2 IP, 8 SO/4 BB; RH Austin Bain 0-0, 1.42 ERA, 6.1 IP, 8 SO/4 BB; RH Todd Peterson 1-0, 4.50 ERA, 6 IP, 4 SO/2 BB

McNeese State – RH Trent Fontenot 0-0, 1 save, 0.00 ERA, 6 IP, 9 SO/3 BB; RH Grant Anderson 1-0, 1.04 ERA, 8.2 IP, 6 SO/1 BB; RH Grant Ashcraft 0-0, 3.00 ERA, 6 IP, 4 SO/0 BB

Tigers statistics

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AROUND THE HORN

  • Robertson is coming off a tough weekend in Houston – 1-for-10 in three games – that dropped his average 118 points.
  • LSU pitchers have allowed seven home runs this season, with starters Eric Walker (3) and Alex Lange (2) accounting for all but two.
  • After not allowing a run in his first 5.1 innings of work at the college level, Peterson surrendered three in one-third of an inning against Texas Tech.
  • Each of the first four hitters in LSU’s lineup has scored 10 runs or more – Freeman, Duplantis, Robertson and Deichmann – which makes up 43 of the 87 runs the Tigers have plated (49.4%).
  • The Cowboys’ only four losses all came in Tucson against Arizona, which is ranked in the top 10 of all the major polls. Since then, McNeese has reeled off four wins in a  row over ULM and Prairie View.
  • 7 of the Cowboys’ 8 wins have come at home.
  • 8 McNeese State regulars are batting .300 or better, and that adds up to a .339 team batting average.

UP NEXT

Wichita State at LSU | 7 p.m. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday


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