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ON DECK | Tulane at LSU

Tigers take aim at ending two-game skid vs. Green Wave to kick off a busy week at home

Tulane at LSU

WHEN | 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE | Alex Box Stadium

RECORDS | Tulane 8-14, LSU 18-7

RADIO: 98.1-FM (Baton Rouge)

TV/LIVESTREAM: SECNetwork+/WatchESPN.com

IN-GAME UPDATES: TigerBlitz.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta, @BillyEmbody, @LSUbaseball

LAST MEETING/SERIES | The Green Wave swept the Tigers last season, winning 7-1 in Baton Rouge and 4-1 in New Orleans. LSU leads the series 180-128-3.

LAST TIME OUT: LSU 10, Florida 6 on Sunday to salvage a game on the road.

RANKINGS

LSU – No. 6 Baseball America, No. 8 USA Today (coaches), No. 9 D1Baseball.com, No. 10 Perfect Game, No. 13 Collegiate Baseball

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Tulane, Fr. Chase Solesky (1-0, 2.03 ERA, 26.2 IP, 15 SO/9 BB, .223 opponent BA) vs. LSU, Fr. Zack Hess (3-0, 3.09, 23.1 IP, 26 SO/11 BB, .185 OBA) 

OFFENSIVE LEADERS

Tulane – 1B Hunter Williams .366 (34-of-93), 14 R, 7 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 14 RBIs; SS Paul Gozzo .294 (10-34), 5 R, 1 2B, 4 RBIs; RF Grant Witherspoon .292 (26-89), 19 R, 3 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBIs, 5-7 SB; LF Jarrett DeHart .259 (22-85), 16 R, 5 2B, 6 HR, 26 RBIs

LSU – 2B Cole Freeman .378 (34-for-90), 21 R, 7 2B, 1 HR, 17 RBIs, 9-12 SB; RF Greg Deichmann .348 (32-92), 24 R, 7 2B, 8 HR, 31 RBIs; LF Antoine Duplantis .333 (32-96), 24 R, 5 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 28 RBIs, 8-11 SB; SS Kramer Roberson .348 (32-92), 33 R, 9 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBIs, 5-8 SB; CF Zach Watson .333 (17-51), 10 R, 4 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBIs; 1B Jake Slaughter .303 (27-89), 14 R, 5 2B, 2 HR, 19 RBIs; 3B Josh Smith .298 (25-84), 25 R, 3 2B, 2 HR, 23 RBIs 

OUT OF THE BULLPEN

Tulane – LH Sam Bjorngjeld 1-2, 4.15 ERA, 13 IP, 8 SO/11 BB; RH Ted Andrews 0-2, 4.91 ERA, 7.1 IP, 3 SO/15 BB; RH Brandon Issa 1-0, 5.84 ERA, 12.1 IP, 1 SO/4 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

Green Wave stats

Tigers stats

AROUND THE HORN

  • LSU’s three home runs against Florida on Sunday matched a season-high. The Tigers also slammed three at UNO on Feb. 21 and again at home against Wichita State on March 11.
  • In Hess’ last two starts, he has logged 10 innings, allowed 3 hits and just one run. Solesky has lasted 6 innings in his last two starts, including vs. McNeese State last Tuesday when he allowed a pair of runs in a 10-2 Tulane triumph.
  • Tulane’s sweep last season was its first over LSU since 2007. The Green Wave hasn’t won three games in a row vs. the Tigers since those two and the second meeting the year before.
  • LSU stole only one base in 27 innings against Florida and was caught three times.
  • The Wave batters have fanned 231 times in 23 games compared to 93 walks.
  • Tulane is 5-4 in one-run games this season.

UP NEXT

Texas A&M at LSU at Florida | 6 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday


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