LSU's Alex Bregman
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LSU Baseball Report, Rankings - March 10
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Published: March 10, 2014, 01:36 PM (CT)
by Bill Franques, Sr. Associate SID

Overall Record:  14-2   

Last Week’s Results (5-0)
March 5 (Wed.) – SACRED HEART (W, 8-1)
March 6 (Thu.) – at Northwestern State (W, 8-1)
March 7 (Fri.) – PURDUE (W, 10-0)
March 8 (Sat.) – PURDUE (W, 4-2)
March 9 (Sun.) – PURDUE (W, 7-3)

This Week’s Schedule
March 11 (Tue.) – NICHOLLS STATE, 6:30 p.m.
March 12 (Wed.) – SOUTHERN, 6:30 p.m. (Cox Sports Television)
March 14 (Fri) – at Vanderbilt, 6:30 p.m.
March 15 (Sat.) – at Vanderbilt, 2:15 p.m. (Fox Sports net)
March 16 (Sun.) – at Vanderbilt, 1 p.m.

Notes on the Tigers
LSU won five games in five days last week to improve to 14-2 entering this week’s action … the Tigers hit .342 (53-for-155) in the five games with 10 doubles, one triple and two homers while outscoring the opposition, 37-7 … the LSU pitching staff posted a 1.40 ERA during the week and allowed just a .177 opponent batting average (28 hits in 158 at-bats) … junior right-hander Aaron Nola increased his consecutive innings streak without allowing an earned run to 53 as he fired eight scoreless innings in a win over Purdue on Friday … Nola limited the Boilermakers to just two singles in eight innings while recording 101 pitches … he walked none and established a career-high with 12 strikeouts while allowing no Purdue hitter to advance beyond first base … Nola last allowed an earned run on May 23, 2013 against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament … Nola is 4-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA in 27 innings … he’s recorded only two walks with 36 strikeouts and opponents are batting just .121 against him … sophomore shortstop Alex Bregman led LSU to five wins in five games last week, batting .500 (10-for-20) with one homer, six RBI, four runs and two stolen bases … in the Tigers’ three-game sweep of Purdue, Bregman hit .583 (7-for-12) with one homer and four RBI … he launched a three-run homer on Friday night to highlight the Tigers’ 10-0 win over the Boilermakers … Bregman has reached base safely in all 16 games this season, the only LSU player to accomplish the feat … Bregman is hitting .429 (24-for-56) this season with five doubles, one homer, 12 RBI, 11 runs and five stolen bases … sophomore centerfielder Andew Stevenson hit .583 (7-for-12) in five games last week with one triple, five RBI, four runs and two stolen bases … Stevenson extended his active hitting streak to 14 games entering Tuesday’s contest versus Nicholls State … Stevenson is hitting .432 on the season with three triples, 10 RBI, 10 runs and five steals … junior catcher/designated hitter Kade Scivicque batted .500 (8-for-16) in the Tigers’ five games last week with one double, three RBI and five runs … Scivicque is LSU’s leading hitter through the first 16 games of the season, batting .455 with two doubles, one homer, nine RBI and 14 runs scored … freshman right-hander Alden Cartwright worked 3.2 scoreless relief innings in two appearances and earned his first career LSU win on Sunday against Purdue … Cartwright worked 1.2 scoreless innings against the Boilermakers, allowing no hits and no walks with two strikeouts.

Baseball America Top 25

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

Dropped out: Texas Christian (22), Fresno State (24).

 

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