LSU, which has won the last nine
meetings between the schools, defeated SLU, 7-3, on Feb. 21 in
"We're looking to get better this
week," said LSU coach Smoke Laval, "and it starts by facing a very capable
Southeastern club. We've got a difficult task at hand before we get back into
SEC play against
LSU plays host to
Bonura earned his first victory
since the 2004 game versus SLU when he defeated
First-year SLU coach Jay Artigues is scheduled to counter Wednesday with senior right-hander Jeremy Mizell (5-1), a product ot Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge. Mizell is the Lions' No. 1 pitcher for their Southland Conference weekend series; however, he is available to pitch against LSU Wednesday because the Lions have no games scheduled this weekend.
LSU is led at the plate by senior
right fielder Quinn Stewart, who is hitting .358 (29-for-81) with five doubles,
two triples and eight homers. Stewart launched a two-out, two-run homer in the
top of the ninth inning Sunday to erase a 2-1 deficit and lift LSU to a win at
The game-winning homer Sunday was
also Stewart's seventh dinger in his last 10 games. For the entire
Stewart is complemented in the LSU lineup by freshman infielder J.T. Wise (.363, 6 2B, 1 HR, 14 RBI) and sophomore shortstop Michael Hollander (.357, 4 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 21 RBI).
Senior Jason Waguespack leads Southeastern at the plate with a .318 average and is second on the team with 12 RBI. Richard Imhoff (.302-2-10) and Bryan Frichter (.301-1-11) are also hitting above .300 on the season for the Lions with Ryan Spencer pacing the team with 13 RBI.
#14 LSU Fighting Tigers (17-5) vs.
Southeastern Louisiana Lions (10-10 prior to Tuesday night game vs.
Wednesday, March 22 – 7 p.m. CST
Zephyr Field in
LSU (# 14 Collegiate Baseball, # 15
LSU leads, 55-16 (first meeting in 1937)
LSU – So. RHP Michael Bonura (1-0, 3.60 ERA, 10.0 IP, 4 BB, 9 SO)
SLU -- Sr. RHP Jeremy Mizell (5-1, 1.27 ERA, 42.2 IP, 9 BB, 38 SO)