LSUSports.net

ON DECK | Southeastern Louisiana at LSU

Tigers take on Lions at The Box

Southeastern Louisiana at LSU

WHEN | 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE | Alex Box Stadium

RECORDS | Southeastern Louisiana 14-5, LSU 16-5

RADIO: 98.1-FM (Baton Rouge)

TV/LIVESTREAM: SECNetwork.com/WatchESPN.com

IN-GAME UPDATES: TigerBlitz.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta, @BillyEmbody, @LSUbaseball

LAST MEETING/SERIES | LSU rolled past the Lions 11-4 last April 20 in Baton Rouge, a 21st win in the last 22 meetings. The Tigers lead the series 67-17 with the last loss coming in 2008, 6-3 in the final year of the original Alex Box Stadium.

LAST TIME OUT: LSU 7, Georgia 6 to complete a sweep on the opening weekend of SEC play.

RANKINGS

LSU – No. 4 Baseball America, No. 5 NCBWA (writers), No. 5 USA Today (coaches), No. 5 D1Baseball.com, No. 6 Perfect Game, No. 8 Collegiate Baseball

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Southeastern Louisiana, So. Carlisle Koestler (1-1, 3.00 ERA, 18 IP, 16 SO/9 BB, .208 opponent batting average) vs. LSU, Fr. Zack Hess (2-0, 3.26 ERA, 19.1 IP, 22 SO/9 BB, .188 OBA)

OFFENSIVE LEADERS

Southeastern Louisiana – 3B Taylor Schwaner .362 (25-for-69), 21 R, 4 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 30 RBIs, 8-9 SB; OF Drew Avans .333 (22-66), 24 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 9-11 SB; 2B Carson Crites .282 (20-71), 16 R, 4 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 17 RBIs, 8-8 SB

LSU – 2B Cole Freeman .400 (30-for-75), 20 R, 6 2B, 14 RBIs, 9-12 SB; SS Kramer Roberson .388 (31-80), 32 R, 9 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBIs, 5-6 SB; LF Antoine Duplantis .375 (33-88), 21 R, 4 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 28 RBIs, 8-9 SB; RF Greg Deichmann .351 (27-77), 19 R, 5 2B, 7 HR, 28 RBIs; 1B Jake Slaughter .289 (22-76), 12 R, 3 2B, 2 HR, 19 RBIs; 3B Josh Smith .271 (19-70), 16 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 15 RBIs 

OUT OF THE BULLPEN

Southeastern Louisiana – Drew Avans 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 IP, 6 SO/2 BB; Evan Hilleman 3-1, 2.92, 12.1 IP, 9 SO/1 BB; Bryce Tassin 2-1, 4.61, 13.2 IP, 15 SO/1 BB

LSU – RH Mathew Beck 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.2 IP, 5 SO/2 BB; RH Caleb Gilbert 1-0, 2 saves, 2.08, 17.1 IP, 23 SO/2 BB; RH Austin Bain 2-0, 2.77, 13 IP, 22 SO/9 BB; RH Todd Peterson 1-1, 5.79, 9.1 IP, 4 SO/3 BB

Lions stats

Tigers stats

AROUND THE HORN

  • Besides Jared Poche’s strong showing last Saturday, the LSU pitching staff has allowed 6 runs or more in three of the last four games. Prior to that the Tigers had surrendered 6 or more in only two of the first 17 games.
  • LSU pitching allowed a home run in each of the three games vs. Georgia, the first time all season the Tigers allowed balls to leave the park in three straight games.
  • The Tigers reached base 33 times without putting the ball in play against Georgia: 22 on walks, 11 on hit batters.
  • With Hunter Newman out with a back ailment, freshman Matthew Beck seems to have stepped into a bigger role. He appeared in three games last week and did not allow a run in 5.1 innings.
  • Greg Deichmann’s six-game stretch without a home run is his longest of the season.
  • Cole Freeman has produced only 3 hits in his last 19 at-bats.
  • Southeastern’s 13-5 loss to Lamar on Sunday snapped a 10-game winning streak, which includes a Southland Conference sweep of UNO. The Lions averaged 7 runs a game in their streak.
  • Two of SLU’s losses came at Vanderbilt in a mid-week trip to Nashville. The weekend prior, the Lions took two of three at Rice.

UP NEXT

LSU at Florida | 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday


Tiger Blitz Top Stories