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NCAA REGIONAL ON DECK | LSU-Southeastern Louisiana

Tigers and Lions clash in the second round to see who will slide into the regional driver's seat

Southeastern Louisiana at LSU

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium

RECORDS: Southeastern Louisiana 37-20, LSU 44-17

RADIO: 98.1-FM (Baton Rouge)

TV: None

LIVESTREAM: SEC Network+, WatchESPN.com

ON THE WEB: TigerBlitz.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta, @BillyEmbody, @LSUBaseball

LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Tigers rolled to an 8-2 win over the Lions on March 22 at The Box and are 68-17 all-time against Southeastern with 11 straight wins dating back to the last loss in 2008.

LAST TIME OUT: LSU navigated its worst defensive game of the season to rally past Texas Southern 15-7 on Friday. Southeastern Louisiana seized advantage of Rice’s defensive and pitching woes for a 12-6 win.

RANKINGS

LSU –No. 2 Collegiate Baseball, No. 3 USA Today (coaches), No. 3 NCBWA (writers), No. 3 D1Baseball.com, No. 3 Perfect Game, No. 4 Baseball America

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Southeastern Louisiana, RH Mac Sceroler (9-1, 3.24 ERA, 97.1 IP, 108 SO/30 BB, .214 opponent batting average) vs. LSU, Jr. Alex Lange (8-5, 2.59 ERA, 97.1 IP, 118 SO/33 BB, .234 opponent batting average)

OFFENSIVE LEADERS

Southeastern Louisiana –3B Taylor Schwaner .327 (67-for-205), 53 R, 14 2B, 4 3B, 14 HR, 69 RBIs, 17-20 SB; DH Drew Avans .316 (66-209), 55 R, 14 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 32 RBIs, 26-30 SB; 2B Carson Crites .300 (67-223), 50 R, 13 2B, 2 3B, 14 HR, 59 RBIs, 14-16 SB; 1B Derrick Mount .297 (55-185), 39 R, 8 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 36 RBIs; LF Ryan Byars .261 (49-188), 39 R, 14 2B, 1 3B, 11 HR, 42 RBIs, 10-16 SB 

LSU – 2B Cole Freeman .336 (77-229), 49 R, 12 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 37 RBIs, 18-24 SB; LF Antoine Duplantis .329 (79-240), 45 R, 14 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 53 RBIs, 18-22 SB; RF Greg Deichmann .329 (74-225), 46 R, 11 2B, 19 HR, 68 RBIs; CF Zach Watson .315 (56-178), 32 R, 8 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR, 31 RBIs, 8-11 SB; SS Kramer Robertson .307 (75-244), 76 R, 16 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR, 39 RBIs, 7-10 SB; 1B Nick Coomes .296 (37-125), 20 R, 7 2B, 2 HR, 24 RBIs; 3B Josh Smith .284 (59-208), 43 R, 14 2B, 3 HR, 40 RBIs; DH/LF Beau Jordan .276 (37-134), 26 R, 6 2B, 3 HR, 24 RBIs  

OUT OF THE BULLPEN

Southeastern Louisiana –RH Evan Hileman 3-2, 5 saves, 2,87 ERA, 31.1 IP, 29 SO/6 BB; RH Bryce Tassin 2-2, 2 saves, 3.41 ERA, 37 IP, 36 SO/8 BB; RH Josh Green 5-0, 3 saves, 4.50 ERA, 34 IP, 21 SO/15 BB; RH Payton Robinson 4-0, 4.93 ERA, 34.2 IP, 28 SO/19 BB

LSU –RH Hunter Newman 1-1, 10 saves, 1.16 ERA, 23.1 IP, 24 SO/14 BB; RH Zack Hess 6-1, 1 save, 2.92 ERA, 49.1 IP, 64 SO/23 BB; RH Matthew Beck 1-0, 3.04 ERA, 23.2 IP, 20 SO/10 BB; LH Nick Bush 1-1, 3.54 ERA, 20.1 IP, 19 SO/17 BB; RH Todd Peterson 3-1, 3.74 ERA, 33.2 IP, 21 SO/14 BB 

LSU statistics

Southeastern Louisiana statistics

UP NEXT

Game 5: Loser vs. Rice-Texas Southern winner loser, 3 p.m. Sunday 

Game 6: Winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8 p.m. Sunday

AROUND THE HORN

  • Included in the Tigers’ 11-game winning streak over the Lions is an 8-4 decision in a regional opener in 2014 when LSU needed four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to snap a 4-4 deadlock.
  • LSU owns 11 wins in a row over in-state foes in regional play since a 5-0 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette on June 1, 2002.
  • The Tigers have won the “marble” game in each of their last five regional appearances and the last seven at home. UCLA knocked off LSU 6-3 in the second round in 2010 in Los Angeles and Rice was the last team to stick the Tigers with a second-game loss in Baton Rouge in 2005.
  • In the earlier meeting this season, the Lions’ only runs came on solo home runs from Schwaner and Crites.
  • There were 14 errors committed on the first day of the regional, none by Southeastern. The Lions scored four unearned runs, while LSU allowed six unearned runs.

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