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ON DECK | Northwestern State at LSU

Tigers close out non-conference slate looking for sustain momentum for the final SEC weekend

Northwestern State at LSU

WHEN | 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE | Alex Box Stadium

RECORDS | Northwestern State 20-30, LSU 35-17

RADIO: 98.1-FM (Baton Rouge)

TV/LIVESTREAM: SECNetwork+, WatchESPN.com

IN-GAME UPDATES: TigerBlitz.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta, @BillyEmbody, @LSUbaseball

LAST MEETING/SERIES | The Tigers cruised past the Demons 7-2 last May 17 in the final week of the season. That was LSU’s 18th win in the last 19 meetings and 11th in 12 since 2007. The Tigers lead the series 56-11.

LAST TIME OUT: LSU rolled past Auburn 9-1 on Saturday to finish off a three-game sweep.

RANKINGS

LSU – No. 5 Collegiate Baseball, No. 6 USA Today (coaches), No. 9 NCBWA (writers), No. 10 Baseball America, No. 10 D1Baseball.com, No. 11 Perfect Game

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Northwestern State, So. RH Kyle Swanson (2-2, 5.20 ERA, 36.1 IP, 22 SO/15 BB, .299 opponent batting average vs. LSU, Fr. RH Todd Peterson (2-1, 4.39 ERA, 26.2 IP, 13 SO/13 BB, .265 opponent BA)

OFFENSIVE LEADERS

Northwestern State – 1B David Fry .349 (67-for-192), 42 R, 20 2B, 10 HR, 43 RBIs; LF Cade Jones .305 (39-128), 24 R, 8 2B, 4 3B, 3 HR, 22 RBIs; 2B Spencer Goodwin .265 (39-147), 23 R, 7 2B, 16 RBIs; 3B Matthew Alford .250 (40-160), 23 R, 7 2B, 5 HR, 27 RBIs

LSU – CF Zach Watson .333 (49-for-147), 22 R, 7 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 19 RBIs, 8-11 SB; RF Greg Deichmann .321 (63-196), 39 R, 10 2B, 16 HR, 58 RBIs; 2B Cole Freeman .318 (62-195), 35 R, 10 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 30 RBIs, 13-19 SB; LF Antoine Duplantis .315 (64-203), 38 R, 10 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 43 RBIs, 15-19 SB; 1B Nick Coomes .305 (29-95), 15 R, 6 2B, 2 HR, 13 RBIs; DH/OF Beau Jordan .295 (31-105), 20 R, 5 2B, 2 HR, 19 RBIs; SS Kramer Robertson .286 (58-203), 59 R, 13 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 29 RBIs, 7-10 SB; 3B Josh Smith .280 (49-175), 36 R, 10 2B, 3 HR, 36 RBIs

OUT OF THE BULLPEN

Northwestern State – LH Devin Bear 3-0, 3.76 ERA, 26.1 IP, 19 SO/13 BB; RH Cullen McDonald 2-2, 3.88 ERA, 53.1 IP, 25 SO/14 BB; RH Dan Hlad 1-2, 6.27 ERA, 37.1 IP, 25 SO/18 BB

LSU – RH Hunter Newman 1-1, 8 saves, 0.93 ERA, 19.1 IP, 21 SO/11 BB; LH Nick Bush 1-1, 2.65 ERA, 17 IP, 17 SO/15 BB; RH Matthew Beck 1-0, 3.15 ERA, 20 IP, 17 SO/8 BB; RH Zack Hess 6-1, 3.32 ERA, 43.1 IP, 54 SO/21 BB; RH Caleb Gilbert 2-1, 3 saves, 3.34 ERA, 32.1 IP, 35 SO/6 BB

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UP NEXT

LSU at Mississippi State | 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. Friday, 3:30 Saturday


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