LSU Baseball Report – March 15, 2010
Overall Record: 13-2
Last Week: 2-2
March 9 – LOUISIANA-MONROE (W, 18-7)
March 12 – KANSAS (L, 9-11)
March 13 – KANSAS (W, 4-2)
March 14 – KANSAS (L, 4-8)
Notes on the Tigers
LSU senior first baseman Blake Dean enjoyed a superb week, batting .643 (9-for-14) in four games with two doubles, three homers, nine RBI and six runs. He also walked five times, posting a .700 on-base percentage.
In the Tigers’ series versus Kansas, Dean hit .600 (6-for-10) with one double, two homers, five RBI and three runs. In Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Jayhawks, Dean drove in all four LSU runs – he lined a two-run single in the fifth to tie the game at 2-2, and he launched a two-run homer in the seventh to lift the Tigers to the victory.
Dean is hitting .424 (25-for-59) on the year with six doubles, four homers, 22 RBI and 15 runs.
Sophomore right-hander Matty Ott earned his sixth save of the season Saturday versus Kansas, increasing his career total to 22. Ott is in second place on the all-time LSU saves list, trailing only Rick Greene, who had 29 saves for the Tigers from 1990-92.
Sophomore right fielder Mikie Mahtook hit .538 (7-for-13) in the Tigers four games last week with one double, one triple, five RBI, two runs and two stolen bases.
Junior centerfielder Leon Landry batted .467 (7-for-15) during the week with one double, one triple, one homer, six RBI, four runs and one steal.
Junior right-hander Austin Ross delivered a solid outing in LSU’s win over Kansas Saturday, limiting the Jayhawks to two runs on five hits in 6.1 innings with three walks and six strikeouts.
Mitch Mormann, a junior right-hander, was impressive in two relief outings against Kansas as he posted 3.2 shutout innings. Mormann allowed just two hits with one walk and four strikeouts versus the Jayhawks.
The Tigers will wear green caps and white jerseys trimmed in green for Wednesday’s game versus Nicholls State in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day.
LSU opens Southeastern Conference play this weekend in Alex Box Stadium when the Tigers play host to Arkansas. The Tigers will seek to win back-to-back league titles for the first time since 1996-97.