TIGER BASEBALL: This week in LSU Baseball

Tracking the LSU Tigers. <br><br> Overall Record: 21-8 SEC: 5-4 (second place in Western Division) <br><br> Last Week: 2-2 March 29 – NEW ORLEANS (W, 18-10) April 1 – at Alabama (L, 0-4) April 2 – at Alabama (W, 11-2) April 3 – at Alabama (L, 4-5 – 13 innings) <br><br> Upcoming: April 5 - at Nicholls State,Thibodaux, La. April 6 - vs. Rice, Metairie, La. (Zephyr) April 8-10 vs. South Carolina, Baton Rouge, La.

Nominee for Player of the Week

Ryan Patterson, OF, Sr., Rowlett, Texas

Patterson enjoyed another superb week, batting .389 (7-for-18) with two doubles, one triple, two homers, 10 RBI and six runs . . . Patterson launched his first career grand slam Tuesday night against New Orleans, and his three-run homer at Alabama on Saturday broke and 2-2 tie and propelled the Tigers to an 11-2 victory . . . Patterson has homered 11 times in LSU's last 13 games . . . in his last 10 games, Patterson is batting .442 (19-for-43) with four doubles, one triple, six homers and 16 RBI . . . on the season, Patterson is hitting .425 (48-for-113) with 11 doubles, one triple, 13 homers, 33 RBI and 42 runs.

 

Notes on the Tigers

LSU lost a series to Alabama for the first time since 1999, when the Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers in an NCAA Super Regional in Tuscaloosa . . .

LSU had won five straight series over Alabama prior to last weekend, and the Tigers are now 15-6 versus the Tide in this decade . . .

Outfielder Ryan Patterson enjoyed another superb week, batting .389 (7-for-18) with two doubles, one triple, two homers, 10 RBI and six runs . . . Patterson launched his first career grand slam Tuesday night against New Orleans, and his three-run homer at Alabama on Saturday broke and 2-2 tie and propelled the Tigers to an 11-2 victory . . . Patterson has homered 11 times in LSU's last 13 games . . . in his last 10 games, Patterson is batting .442 (19-for-43) with four doubles, one triple, six homers and 16 RBI . . . on the season, Patterson is hitting .425 (48-for-113) with 11 doubles, one triple, 13 homers, 33 RBI and 42 runs . . .

Infielder Blake Gill was LSU's leading hitter in the Alabama series, batting .417 (5-for-12) with one homer, three RBI and two runs . . .

Left-hander Clay Dirks earned his SEC-leading seventh win on Saturday at Alabama, as he worked five innings, limiting the Tide to two runs on two hits with four walks and four strikeouts . . . Dirks is 7-0 this season with a 3.02 ERA and one save with 44.2 innings of work . . .

Reliever Edgar Ramirez turned in his most impressive performances of the season with two sterling outings at Alabama . . . Ramirez worked 4.1 scoreless innings in two appearances, allowing just two hits with two walks and five strikeouts . . . L

LSU's opponent has scored first in each of the Tigers' last 10 games; LSU is 6-4 during that 10-game stretch.


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