LSU Baseball Report

LSU won two of three games over ninth-ranked Florida last weekend, taking sole possession of first place in the overall SEC standings.

LSU Baseball Report – May 11, 2009

Overall Record:  38-14   SEC Record:  18-9 (1st place)    

 

Last Week:  2-1

May 8 – # 9 FLORIDA (W, 10-1)  

May 9 -- #9 FLORIDA (W, 4-0)           

May 10 -- #9 FLORIDA (L, 3-9)

 

 

Nominee for Pitcher of the Week

Louis Coleman, RHP, Sr., Schlater, Miss.

 

 

Notes on the Tigers

 

LSU won two of three games over ninth-ranked Florida last weekend, taking sole possession of first place in the overall SEC standings.

 

LSU won an SEC series over a Top 10 team for the second straight week; LSU defeated No. 7 Arkansas in two of three games May 2-3.

 

The Tigers enter the final weekend of SEC regular-season play with a half-game lead over Alabama and a one-game lead over Florida and Ole Miss in the league standings.

 

LSU travels to Mississippi State this weekend seeking its first SEC regular-season title since 2003.

 

The Tigers’ series win over Florida marked LSU’s eighth in nine SEC weekends this season – LSU has won 12 of its last 13 league series, dating back to last season.

 

Senior right-hander Louis Coleman recorded another brilliant outing in a win over Florida Saturday, as he increased his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 17 … Coleman fired eight shutout innings against the Gators, allowing just four hits with one walk and seven strikeouts … Coleman (10-2) leads the SEC in wins, ERA (2.45) and opponent batting average (.205) … In 84.1 innings this season, he has recorded 18 walks and 99 strikeouts.

 

Sophomore right-hander Anthony Ranaudo defeated Florida on Friday, limiting the Gators to one run on six hits in seven innings with three walks and seven strikeouts … Ranaudo increased his SEC-leading strikeout total to 112; he is seeking to become the first LSU pitcher to lead the SEC in strikeouts since 1999, when Kurt Ainsworth recorded 157 Ks.

 

Junior designated hitter Blake Dean batted .417 (5-for-12) in the Florida series with one double, one homer and four RBI to help lead the Tigers to the series victory.

 

Junior second baseman DJ LeMahieu also batted .417 (5-for-12) against the Gators with two doubles, one homer, three RBI and three runs.

 

Junior leftfielder Ryan Schimpf increased team-best home run total to 16 on the year with two solo shots against the Gators.

 

The three-game series between LSU and Florida drew 24,479 fans, representing the largest three-game total in LSU baseball history … Saturday’s contest set a single-game school record when 9,131 fans witnessed the Tigers’ win over the Gators in Alex Box Stadium.

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