LSU (12-4) vs. Louisiana College (13-4)
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. CT
WHERE: Alex Box Stadium (Baton Rouge, La.)
TV/RADIO: SEC Network+ on WatchESPN | Tiger Sports Radio Network
TWITTER: @BillyEmbody @RandyRosetta @LSUBaseball
LAST MEETING/SERIES: LSU leads the all-times series with Louisiana College, 20-2; the schools have met 22 times since 1914, most recently in 2012, when the Tigers posted a 10-2 win over the Wildcats. Over the past few decades, LSU and Louisiana College have engaged in some tightly contested games, including a 7-5 Wildcat victory over the Tigers in 1994 and a narrow 2-1 LSU win in 1991.
LAST TIME OUT: LSU completed the sweep over Wichita State with a 9-2 win.
RANKINGS: LSU – No. 6 by Baseball America; No. 7 by Collegiate Baseball; No. 7 by D1 Baseball; No. 7 by USA Today | LC – unranked
Probable Starting Pitchers:
LSU – Fr. RHP Zack Hess (1-0, 4.05 ERA, 13.1 IP, 8 BB, 15 SO)
LC – Jr. LHP Jacob Buchanan (1-3, 4.12 ERA, 24.0 IP, 10 BB, 27 SO)
Louisiana College: OF Ashton Martin (.455 with four doubles and 10 RBI), Sr. IF Seth Stevens (.420 with four doubles, four homers and 24 RBI) and Sr. C Garrett Parker (.414 with two doubles, one homer and five RBI).
LSU: Cole Freeman hit .545 (6-for-11) in LSU’s three-game sweep of Wichita State with two doubles, two RBI and seven runs. Antoine Duplantis hit .444 (8-for-18) in four games last week with one double, six RBI and four runs scored. Kramer Robertson batted .412 (7-for-17) last week with two doubles, one RBI and eight runs scored.
UP NEXT: The Tigers take on UNO at The Box on Wednesday, looking to avenge the defeat to UNO earlier this season.
Around The Horn
- Senior left-hander Jared Poche’ extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 29 on Saturday, as he blanked Wichita State in a seven-inning outing … Poche’ limited the Shockers to just four hits with no walks and three strikeouts, firing 91 pitches and leaving the game after the seventh inning with a 12-0 lead
- Freshman right-hander Eric Walker defeated Wichita State on Sunday by firing six shutout innings with 85 pitches.
- The LSU-Louisiana College game was scheduled after last week’s game between the Tigers and San Diego was rained out. Fans should use their Game #9 LSU-San Diego tickets for admission to Tuesday’s LSU-Louisiana College game.
- LSU enters Tuesday’s game batting .329 on the year with 15 homers and 20 steals in 27 attempts.