Terrill Weil

SUPER REGIONAL ON DECK: LSU-Mississippi State

Tigers take aim at Super Regional sweep and a trip to Omaha

Mississippi State at LSU

GAME 1: LSU 4, Mississippi State 3

GAME 2: 8 p.m. Sunday

GAME 3: Time TBD Monday (if necessary)

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium

RECORDS: Mississippi State 40-26, LSU 467-17

RADIO: 98.1-FM (Baton Rouge)

TV: ESPNU

LIVESTREAM: SEC Network+, WatchESPN.com

ON THE WEB: TigerBlitz.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta, @BillyEmbody, @LSUBaseball

LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Tigers rallied for a stirring 4-3 win on Saturday to improve to 4-0 against the Bulldogs this season after claiming a regular season sweep in Starkville (3-1, 11-5, 11-7. LSU has reduced State’s series lead to 203-183-1.

LAST TIME OUT: LSU scored four runs in the 8th inning to erase a 3-0 deficit and prevail 4-3 on Saturday.

RANKINGS

Mississippi State – No. 11 Collegiate Baseball, No. 12 NCBWA, No. 17 D1Baseball.com, No. 18 Perfect Game, No. 18 USA Today, No. 20 Baseball America

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

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Game 2 | Mississippi State, Jr. RH Jacob Billingsley (2-3, 4.44 ERA, 52.2 IP, 52 SO/37 BB, .216 opponent batting average) vs.  LSU, Sr. LH Jared Poche (10-3, 3.13 ERA, 85 IP, 63 SO/32 BB, .231 opponent batting average)

Game 3 | Mississippi State, Fr. RH Denver McQuary (3-3, 4.67 ERA, 54 IP, 40 SO/47 BB, .204 opponent batting average) vs. LSU, Fr. Eric Walker (8-1, 3.46 ERA, 93.2 IP, 78 SO/23 BB, .232 opponent batting average)

OFFENSIVE LEADERS

Mississippi State – 1B Brent Rooker .392 (96-for-245), 59 R, 30 2B, 3 3B, 23 HR, 82 RBIs, 18-23 SB; SS Ryan Gridley .331 (88-266), 49 R, 15 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 39 RBIs; CF Jake Mangum .325 (89-274), 51 R, 15 2B, 1 3B, 25 RBIs, 14-21 SB; LF Cody Brown .321 (69-215), 46 R, 14 2B, 3 3B, 9 HR, 42 RBIs; DH Hunter Vansau .307 (35-114), 10 R, 5 2B, 1 3B, 14 RBIs; 2B Hunter Stovall .297 (45-156), 30 R, 6 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 18 RBIs

LSU – 2B Cole Freeman .328 (79-for-241), 50 R, 12 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 39 RBIs, 18-24 SB; RF Greg Deichmann .322 (76-236), 50 R, 11 2B, 19 HR, 71 RBIs; LF Antoine Duplantis .321 (81-252), 46 R, 14 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 54 RBIs, 18-22 SB; CF Zach Watson .319 (61-191), 36 R, 8 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR, 35 RBIs, 9-12 SB; SS Kramer Robertson .314 (80-255), 80 R, 17 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR, 41 RBIs; 1B Nick Coomes .296 (37-125), 20 R, 7 2B, 2 HR, 24 RBIs; 3B Josh Smith .288 (62-215), 47 R, 15 2B, 4 HR, 43 RBIs; DH/LF Beau Jordan .283 (41-145), 27 R, 6 2B, 3 HR, 25 RBIs  

OUT OF THE BULLPEN

Mississippi State – Spencer Price 4-1, 14 saves, 2.41 ERA, 33.2 IP, 40 SO/19 BB; Riley Self 5-2, 8 saves, 3.72 ERA, 48.1 IP, 60 SO/20 BB; Peyton Plumlee 6-1, 3.91 ERA, 73.2 IP, 54 SO/31 BB; Cole Gordon 2-3, 5.57 ERA, 51.2 IP, 54 SO/28 BB; Trysten Barlow 0-2, 5.59 ERA, 19.1 IP, 26 SO/25 BB  

LSU – RH Hunter Newman 1-1, 10 saves, 1.11 ERA, 24.1 IP, 25 SO/14 BB; RH Caleb Gilbert 5-1, 2.74 ERA, 43.2 IP, 50 SO/8 BB; RH Zack Hess 7-1, 1 save, 2.85 ERA, 53.2 IP, 72 SO/24 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 

Mississippi State stats

LSU stats

UP NEXT

The winner of the Super Regional moves on to the College World Series to face the winner of a Super Regional between Sam Houston State and Florida State.

http://www.scout.com/college/lsu/story/1784096-fantastic-finish-lsu-rall...


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