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SEC TOURNAMENT ON DECK | LSU vs. Kentucky

Tigers tangle with Wildcats with a spot in the semifinals on the line

No. 2 seed LSU vs. No. 3 Kentucky

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: The Hoover Met | Hoover, Ala.

RECORDS: LSU 40-17, Kentucky 39-18

RADIO: 98.1-FM (Baton Rouge)

TV: SEC Network

LIVESTREAM: SEC Network+, WatchESPN.com

ON THE WEB: TigerBlitz.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta, @BillyEmbody, @LSUBaseball

LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Wildcats claimed a regular-season series with 12-5 and 10-2 wins sandwiched around a 4-3 loss April 21 and 23 in Lexington. 

LAST TIME OUT: LSU rolled past Missouri 10-3 on Wednesday. Kentucky edged South Carolina 7-5.

RANKINGS

LSU – No. 3 Collegiate Baseball, No. 6 USA Today (coaches), No. 6 NCBWA (writers), No. 7 D1Baseball.com, No. 7 Perfect Game, No. 8 Baseball America

Kentucky – No. 10 Collegiate Baseball, No. 9 USA Today (coaches), No. 8 NCBWA (writers), No.8  D1Baseball.com, No. 8 Perfect Game, No. 10 Baseball America

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

LSU, Jr. Alex Lange (7-5, 2.79 ERA, 90.1 IP, 111 SO/33 BB, .235 opponent batting average) vs. Kentucky, Hjelle (9-2, 3.17 ERA, 88 IP, 81 SO/28 BB, .227 OBA)

OFFENSIVE LEADERS

LSU – 2B Cole Freeman .341 (73-214), 42 R, 11 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 35 RBIs, 17-23 SB; RF Greg Deichmann .319 (67-210), 42 R, 10 2B, 17 HR, 63 RBIs; CF Zach Watson .317 (52-164), 27 R, 8 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 25 RBIs, 8-11 SB; LF Antoine Duplantis .313 (70-224), 42 R, 11 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 50 RBIs, 18-22 SB; SS Kramer Robertson .310 (70-226), 70 R, 16 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 33 RBIs, 7-10 SB; 1B Nick Coomes .302 (35-116), 17 R, 7 2B, 2 HR, 20 RBIs; DH/LF Beau Jordan .279 (34-122), 22 R, 6 2B, 3 HR, 21 RBIs; 3B Josh Smith .273 (53-194), 39 R, 11 2B, 3 HR, 38 RBIs  

Kentucky  – 1B Evan White .380 (68-for-179), 39 R, 23 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR, 38 RBIs; RF Tristan Pompey .371 (85-229), 63 R, 16 2B, 9 HR, 40 RBIs, 8-12 SB; LF Zach Reks .357 (75-210), 40 R, 15 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 42 RBIs, 14-17 SB; 2B Riley Mahan .335 (76-227), 52 R, 22 2B, 3 3B, 14 HR, 56 RBIs; C Troy Squires .324 (44-136), 24 R, 10 2B, 1 HR, 26 RBIs; DH Kole Cottam .315 (51-162), 30 R, 10 2B, 6 HR, 38 RBIs; 3B Tyler Marshall .310 (36-116), 18 R, 4 2B, 1 HR, 26 RBIs; CF Marcus Carson .302 (61-202), 46 R, 11 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 33 RBIs

OUT OF THE BULLPEN

LSU – RH Hunter Newman 1-1, 9 saves, 0.81 ERA, 22.1 IP, 24 SO/12 BB; RH Matthew Beck 1-0, 3.18 ERA, 22.2 IP, 20 SO/10 BB; RH Zack Hess 6-1, 1 save, 3.18 ERA, 49 IP, 63 SO/23 BB; LH Nick Bush 1-1, 3.54 ERA, 20.1 IP, 19 SO/17 BB

Kentucky  – Logan Salow 2-5, 10 saves, 1.39 ERA, 845.1 IP, 63 SO/8 BB; Chris Machamer 1-0, 2.10 ERA, 30 IP, 33 SO/10 BB; Zach Pop 1-1, 3.48 ERA, 20.2 IP, 20 SO/13 BB; Colton Cleary 1-0, 4.62 ERA, 25.1 IP, 28 SO/9 BB

LSU statistics

Kentucky statistics

UP NEXT

Loser vs. South Carolina loser, 4:30 p.m. Friday

Winner advances to semifinals game , 1 p.m. Saturday

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