LSU's Kade Scivicque
Photo by:Kyle Zedaker, LSU Athletics Student Photographer
LSU Baseball Report, Rankings - March 31
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Published: March 31, 2014, 01:34 PM (CT)
by Bill Franques, Sr. Associate SID

Overall Record: 20-8-1
SEC: 3-5-1

Last Week’s Results
March 25 (Tue.) – at Tulane (L, 2-3 in 11 innings)
March 29 (Sat.) – at Florida; Game 1 of DH (L, 1-2)
March 29 (Sat.) – at Florida; Game 2 of DH (L, 2-6)
March 30 (Sun.) – at Florida (L, 7-11)

This Week’s Schedule
April 2 (Wed.) – McNEESE STATE, 6:30 p.m. CT
April 4 (Fri.) – MISSISSIPPI STATE, 6:30 p.m. CT (Cox Sports Television/Comcast Sports Southeast)
April 5 (Sat.) – MISSISSIPPI STATE, 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
April 6 (Sun.) – MISSISSIPPI STATE, 1 p.m. CT (Cox Sports Television)

Notes on the Tigers
Junior catcher/designated hitter Kade Scivicque led the Tigers in hitting last week, batting .400 (6-for-15) in four games with one double, one homer, two RBI and two runs … Scivicque is also LSU’s leading hitter on the year, batting .372 (32-for-86) with four doubles, three homers and 16 RBI … junior infielder Conner Hale batted .375 (6-for-16) in four games last week with one double and three runs scored … Hale is batting a team-best .324 (11-for-34) in the Tigers’ nine SEC games with one double and four runs scored … junior outfielder Chris Sciambra launched the first home run of his career on Sunday at Florida, a two-run blast … freshman outfielder Jake Fraley hit .429 (3-for-7) in two starts last week with one double, two RBI, one run, one steal and a sacrifice bunt … junior right-hander Aaron Nola increased his SEC-leading strikeouts total to 61, as he recorded five Ks in 8.2 innings at Florida on Saturday … Nola, the 2013 SEC Pitcher of the Year, is 5-1 this season with a 0.55 ERA in 49 innings; he has nine walks and 61 strikeouts, and opponents are batting just .151 against him … senior right-hander Kurt McCune fired five shutout innings in two appearances last week against Tulane and Florida … McCune did not allow a hit in five innings while recording two walks and five strikeouts … LSU is 20-0 this season when leading after eight innings, and the Tigers are 13-3 when scoring first … LSU has played 10 errorless games this season, and the Tigers are 9-0-1 in those contests … LSU is 16-7 when the opponent starts a right-handed pitcher, and the Tigers are 4-1-1 when the opponent starts a left-hander.

Baseball America Top 25

Team W-L Last Week Previous Ranking
1. Florida State 22-5 3-1 1
2. South Carolina 24-3 5-0 2
3. Virginia 23-4 5-0 3
4. Louisiana-Lafayette 26-3 4-1 4
5. Cal Poly 22-4 3-0 5
6. Oregon State 21-6 2-1 6
7. Vanderbilt 23-6 3-1 7
8. Texas 22-7 3-1 12
9. Mississippi State 20-10 3-1 16
10. Houston 22-5 3-1 17
11. Louisville 21-6 4-0 14
12. Rice 21-9 2-3 10
13. Florida 19-9 4-0 NR
14. Washington 20-5 4-0 NR
15. Alabama 19-8 4-0 NR
16. Clemson 17-9 3-0 20
17. UC Santa Barbara 19-5 2-2 15
18. Cal State Fullerton 14-10 1-2 9
19. Oregon 19-8 2-3 11
20. LSU 20-8 0-4 8
21. UCLA 16-10 2-2 18
22. Kentucky 19-9 2-2 19
23. Mississippi 21-8 0-4 13
24. Indiana 15-10 3-1 NR
25. UNLV 19-8 3-1 NR

Dropped out: Auburn (21), Tennessee (22), Georgia Tech (23), North Carolina (24), North Carolina State (25).

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