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LSU Baseball Report, Rankings - March 3
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Published: March 03, 2014, 03:12 PM (CT)
by Bill Franques, Sr. Associate SID

Overall Record:  9-2   

Last Week’s Results (2-2)
Feb. 25 (Tue.) – #10 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (L, 1-4 in 5.1 innings)
Feb. 28 (Fri.) – YALE (W, 19-0)
March 1 (Sat.) – YALE (W, 3-0)
March 2 (Sun.) – YALE (L, 7-8)

This Week’s Schedule
March 4 (Tue.) – at Northwestern State, 3:30 p.m. CT
March 5 (Wed.) – SACRED HEART, 6:30 p.m. CT
March 7 (Fri.) – PURDUE, 7 p.m. CT
March 8 (Sat.) – PURDUE, 6:30 p.m. CT
March 9 (Sun.) – PURDUE, 1 p.m. CT

Notes on the Tigers
LSU erupted for 10 runs in the first inning against Yale on Friday en route to a 19-0 victory … the outburst marked the first time LSU scored 10 runs in an inning since May 19, 2011 in Starkville versus Mississippi State .. the last time LSU scored 10 runs in an inning in a home game at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field was on April 29, 2009 against Tulane … the Tigers hit .347 (42-for-121) as a team in their four games last week with six doubles, three triples, three homers and 30 runs scored … LSU junior right-hander Aaron Nola earned the win over Yale on Friday after pitching six innings and scattering five hits with one walk and a season-high 10 strikeouts … Nola has not allowed an earned run in 19 innings this season and extended his streak to 45 innings without surrendering an earned run, dating back to last season … Nola is 3-0 this season with 0.00 ERA in 19 innings; he has recorded two walks and 24 strikeouts while limiting opponents to a .136 batting average … sophomore rightfielder Mark Laird batting .615 (8-for-13) in four games last week with two doubles, two RBI and four runs scored … junior catcher/DH Kade Scivicque hit .545 (6-for-11) with one homer, five RBI and three runs scored … Scivicque is LSU’s leading hitter through 11 games, batting .429 with one double, one homer, six RBI and nine runs … sophomore centerfielder Andrew Stevenson extended his hitting streak to nine games over the weekend; Stevenson is hitting .375 on the year with two triples, five RBI and six runs scored . .. sophomore shortstop Alex Bregman has reached base safely in each of the Tigers’ 11 games this season; Bregman is batting .389 with five doubles, six RBI and seven runs scored … junior third baseman Christian Ibarra batted .455 (5-for-11) last week with one double, one homer, three RBI and two runs scored … junior left-hander Kyle Bouman posted his third win in three starts Saturday versus Yale with his longest outing of the season … Bouman worked seven innings, limiting the Bulldogs to no runs on two hits (both singles) with one walk and four strikeouts … Bouman is 3-0 this season with a 1.00 ERA in 18 innings of work … the LSU pitching staff has not allowed a home run this season through 11 games (95.1 innings pitched) … the Tigers have a 1.60 staff ERA and are limiting opponents to a .210 batting average.

Baseball America Top 25

Team W-L Last Week Previous Ranking
1. Virginia 9-2 3-1 1
2. Florida State 8-1 2-1 2
3. South Carolina 10-0 3-0 3
4. Cal State Fullerton 7-3 3-0 5
5. Oregon State 9-3 3-1 4
6. North Carolina State 9-2 3-1 6
7. Louisiana-Lafayette 10-2 3-1 10
8. Vanderbilt 10-2 3-2 8
9. LSU 9-2 2-2 7
10. Texas 9-3 4-0 15
11. Cal Poly 8-2 2-1 13
12. Mississippi State 10-4 6-0 18
13. UCLA 7-4 3-1 13
14. Oregon 8-3 1-3 9
15. Clemson 6-4 1-3 11
16. Miami 5-5 1-2 16
17. Indiana 4-5 2-0 17
18. Rice 7-5 1-3 12
19. Louisville 8-3 3-1 20
20. Sam Houston State 10-2 3-1 NR
21. North Carolina 7-3 4-0 22
22. Texas Christian 7-4 1-3 16
23. Kentucky 9-2 4-0 NR
24. Fresno State 9-2 3-0 NR
25. Mississippi 11-1 5-0 NR

Dropped out: Alabama, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Florida

 

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