LSU's Austin Nola turns a double play during Thursday night's game at Florida
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LSU Baseball Report; April 9 Rankings
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Published: April 09, 2012, 12:01 PM (CT)
Updated: April 09, 2012, 01:12 PM (CT)
by Bill Franques, Sr. Associate SID

Overall Record:  25-7
SEC:  8-4 (first place in SEC West)

Last Week's Results (3-1)
April 3 (Tue.) - LOUISIANA COLLEGE (W, 10-2)
April 5 (Thu.) - at #1 Florida (W, 7-6)
April 6 (Fri.) -  at #1 Florida (L, 0-7)
April 7 (Sat.) - at #1 Florida (W, 8-7)

Notes on the Tigers
LSU won two of three games last weekend at top-ranked Florida as the Tigers moved into sole possession of first place in the SEC Western Division ... the Tigers are 5-1 over the past two weekends against Top 3 teams - LSU swept three games from Arkansas March 30-April 1 when the Razorbacks were ranked No. 3 before winning two of three over the No. 1 Gators last weekend ... nine of LSU's 12 SEC games played this season have been decided by one run; the Tigers are 7-2 in the one-run league contests ... Saturday's 8-7 win over Florida marked LSU coach Paul Mainieri's 1,100th career victory in 30 seasons as a collegiate head coach ... Mainieri is one of only 11 active NCAA Division I head coaches to post 1,100 wins - his overall record is 1,100-603-7 ... junior left-hander Brent Bonvillain posted two wins in two relief appearances last week, including a brilliant outing against top-ranked Florida on Saturday ... he worked six innings in two appearances, allowing one run on two hits with three walks and seven strikeouts ... he posted a relief win over the Gators Saturday in the Tigers' series-clinching win, allowing just one hit in four scoreless innings with one walk and five strikeouts ... freshman first baseman Tyler Moore enjoyed an outstanding week at the plate, batting .700 (7-for-10) in three games with one double, three RBI, one run scored and a .727 on-base percentage ... Moore collected a career-best four hits in Saturday's series-clinching win over top-ranked Florida ... he was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI in LSU's win Tuesday over Louisiana College ... freshman centerfielder Jared Foster hit .467 (7-for-15) in four games last week with one RBI and five runs scored ... Foster batted .400 (4-for-10) in the series victory over Florida with a stolen base and two runs scored ... sophomore second baseman JaCoby Jones doubled three times in the Florida series, collecting four RBI while scoring four runs ... senior reserve catcher Jordy Snikeris made two starts last week, batting .714 (5-for-7) with one double, two RBI and two runs ... sophomore right-hander Kurt McCune, making his first start since March 11, defeated Florida on Thursday with a solid five-inning outing ... McCune limited the Gators to two earned runs on seven hits with no walks and no strikeouts ... junior right-hander Nick Goody posted two saves in the Florida series, preserving one-run victories on Thursday and Saturday ... Goody worked a total of two innings, allowing no runs on one hit with no walks and two strikeouts ... Goody retired the final Florida batter on Thursday with the tying run at third base, and he retired the Gators in order in the ninth on Saturday to help the Tigers clinch the series.

Baseball America Top 25

Rk. Team, W-L, Last Week, Prev.
1. Florida State, 27-5, 3-1, 2
2. Texas A&M, 26-6, 4-0, 7
3. Kentucky, 30-3, 3-1, 8
4. Arizona, 22-9, 2-2, 4
5. LSU, 25-7, 3-1, 12
6. Stanford, 19-7, 3-1, 6
7. Florida, 25-7, 1-3, 1
8. Baylor, 25-7, 3-0, 16
9. Rice, 23-11, 2-2, 9
10. South Carolina, 23-9, 3-1, 11
11. Arkansas, 24-7, 2-1, 13
12. Cal State Fullerton, 21-10, 4-0, 14
13. Miami, 24-8, 3-1, 18
14. North Carolina, 23-9, 1-3, 3
15. Central Florida, 26-7, 3-1, 15
16. Oregon, 20-9, 2-1, 22
17. UCLA, 21-7, 1-2, 5
18. Mississippi, 21-10, 1-2, 10
19. Purdue, 24-5, 4-0, 19
20. San Diego, 25-8, 2-1, 21
21. Arizona State, 19-12, 3-0, 24
22. North Carolina State, 21-9, 2-2, 17
23. Texas, 17-12, 2-1, 25
24. Sam Houston State, 23-9, 4-0, NR
25. New Mexico State, 25-9, 3-1, NR

Dropped out: Oregon State (20), Auburn (23).

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top 30
 
Rank School (Record) Points Previous
1. Kentucky (30-3) 497 1
2. Florida St. (27-5) 495 3
3. LSU (25-7) 492 7
4. Florida (25-7) 491 2
5. Baylor (25-7) 487 8
6. Texas A&M (26-6) 483 9
7. Miami, Fla. (24-8) 480 12
8. Arizona (23-9) 479 5
9. Arkansas (24-7) 476 11
10. Oregon (20-9) 473 14
11. UCLA (21-7) 472 4
12. North Carolina (23-9) 470 6
13. Rice (23-11) 468 10
14. Cal. St. Fullerton (21-10) 465 15
15. Central Florida (26-7) 463 17
16. Stanford (19-7) 462 16
17. N.C. State (21-9) 460 13
18. South Carolina (23-9) 459 18
19. San Diego (25-8) 457 19
20. Sam Houston St. (23-9) 455 24
21. Mississippi (21-10) 453 21
22. Purdue (24-5) 452 22
23. New Mexico St. (25-9) 451 20
24. Arizona St. (19-12) 449 -
25. Texas (17-12) 442 25
26. Louisville (23-9) 439 26
27. Cal. Poly (20-10) 436 -
28. Florida Atlantic (22-11) 433 30
29. Virginia (21-10-1) 430 -
30. Appalachian St. (24-6) 428 -

USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll

Rank School (record) Points Last week's rank First-place votes
1. Florida State (27-5) 767 2 23
2. Kentucky (30-3) 698 4 3
3. Texas A&M (26-6) 690 5 1
4. Florida (25-7) 679 1 4
5. Stanford (19-7) 602 6
6. Miami (Fla.) (24-8) 576 13
7. LSU (25-7) 549 12
8. North Carolina (23-9) 536 3
t9. Arkansas (24-7) 484 9
t9. South Carolina (23-9) 484 10
11. UCLA (21-7) 471 7
12. Arizona (23-9) 457 8
13. Rice (23-11) 383 11
14. Baylor (25-7) 350 18
15. Central Florida (26-7) 345 14
16. Cal State Fullerton (21-10) 342 16
17. Oregon (20-9) 307 17
18. Purdue (24-5) 255 20
19. Mississippi (21-10) 214 15
20. Louisville (23-9) 180 21
21. North Carolina State (21-9) 119 22
22. San Diego (25-8) 116 25
23. Oregon State (18-11) 76 19
24. Virginia (21-10-1) 74 NR
25. Texas (17-12) 41 NR

Dropped out: No. 23 Georgia Tech, No. 24 Georgia.
Others receiving votes: East Carolina (22-8-1) 36; Georgia Tech (19-14) 31; New Mexico State (25-9) 27; Appalachian State (24-6) 21; Georgia (19-13) 19; South Florida (23-10) 19; Cal Poly (20-10) 14; Liberty (27-8) 13; Missouri State (24-10) 13; Sam Houston State (23-9) 12; Nebraska (22-12) 11; Mississippi State (20-12) 10; Oklahoma (18-14) 10; Dallas Baptist (21-9) 9; TCU (16-13) 5; UC-Irvine (17-12) 5; Indiana State (26-7) 4; Maryland (21-13) 4; Campbell (26-7) 3; Florida Atlantic (22-11) 3; Southern California (19-10) 3; Gonzaga (20-9) 2; Hawaii (19-13) 2; Texas State (20-11) 2; Army (23-8) 1; Clemson (18-14) 1.

 

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