LSU's Cody Glenn
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Baseball Takes on ULL in Tuesday Top-10 Matchup
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Published: February 24, 2014, 06:46 PM (CT)
by Bill Franques, Sr. Associate SID

BATON ROUGE, La. – Top-ranked LSU (7-0) plays host to No. 10 Louisiana-Lafayette (7-1) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

The game can be heard on affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network, including flagship WDGL 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge. Live video, audio and stats of the game may be accessed in the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net/live.

The LSU-ULL contest will be televised by Cox Sports Television.

LSU is ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball magazine poll released Monday. The 2014 LSU team is the fifth Tiger squad to earn the top ranking during the eight-season tenure of coach Paul Mainieri.

LSU enters Tuesday’s contest having won 34 straight mid-week regular season games and 32 consecutive games over Louisiana schools. LSU’s last loss in both categories came on April 15, 2011, when the Tigers fell to Northwestern State, 5-2, in Alex Box Stadium.

UL-Lafayette is the first Louisiana school ranked in the Top 10 to face LSU since April 19, 2005 when the Tigers dropped an 11-8 decision to No. 1 Tulane at Zephyr Field in Metairie, La.

LSU last met a Louisiana school ranked in the Top 25 on May 13, 2008 when it defeated No. 22 UNO, 7-6 , in 15 innings, also at Zephyr Field.

“We’re very excited to have earned the No. 1 ranking because that was one of our goals at the start of the season,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “We realize the ranking means a lot more at the end of the year, but it’s something in which we take a lot of pride and it inspires our players to live up to a high standard.

“We will certainly have to play at a high level against UL-Lafayette. We have the utmost respect for (ULL coach) Tony Robichaux and his program, and we’ve had some great games with them over the past few years. They’ve got a very talented team with eight everyday players back from last year’s club that led the nation in homers.”

Mainieri said junior left-hander Cody Glenn will start the game on the mound for the Tigers, while UL-Lafayette coach Tony Robichaux will counter with junior right-hander Greg Milhorn.

Glenn (1-0) defeated Southeastern Louisiana last Wednesday in his first start of the 2014 season, limiting the Lions to one earned run on seven hits in five innings with one walk and three strikeouts.

Milhorn (1-0) has allowed no runs and only two hits in 7.1 innings of work this season for the Cajuns.

LSU senior outfielder Sean McMullen collected six RBI in three of the Tigers’ wins last week, including a three-run homer in Friday’s victory over Virginia Tech. Junior first baseman catcher Tyler Moore hit .417 (5-for-12) in four games last week with one double and three RBI, while junior second baseman Conner Hale batted .357 (5-for-14) in four games with one double, two RBI and two runs.

Hale and all-American sophomore shortstop Alex Bregman are the Tigers’ leading hitters on the year, each with a .409 cumulative average.

Freshman right-hander Parker Bugg has recorded seven strikeouts in three innings of relief work over three appearances. Bugg has allowed just one hit with no walks, and he has one save to his credit.

The Cajuns are led at the plate by senior outfielder Ryan Wilson, who is batting .375 with two doubles, one homer and seven RBI. Junior outfielder Caleb Adams is also hitting .375 with three doubles, one triple and one RBI, and senior outfielder Seth Harrison is hitting .333 with two doubles, one triple, one homer and three RBI.

LSU leads the all-time series with UL-Lafayette, 49-23, as the teams’ first meeting occurred in 1912. LSU has won 10 of the 14 overall meetings since 2000, including two wins over the Cajuns last season – the Tigers defeated ULL, 11-2, on Feb. 26 in Lafayette and 5-1 on June 2 at Alex Box Stadium in the championship round of the 2013 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional.

#10 UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (7-1) at #2 LSU Fighting Tigers (7-0)

STADIUM
Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La. (10,326)

RANKINGS
LSU – No. 1 by Collegiate Baseball, No. 2 by USA Today; No. 7 by Baseball America
ULL- No. 10 by Baseball America; No. 13 by Collegiate Baseball; No. 24 by USA Today

RADIO
LSU Sports Network affiliates, including flagship WDGL 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge

INTERNET
LSUsports.net – live video, audio and stats at www.LSUsports.net/live
Join the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net/join

TV
Cox Sports Television

SERIES RECORD
LSU leads the all-time series with UL-Lafayette, 49-23, as the teams first met in 1912. LSU has won 10 of the 14 overall meetings since 2000, including two wins over the Cajuns last season – the Tigers defeated ULL, 11-2, on Feb. 26 in Lafayette and 5-1 on June 2 at Alex Box Stadium in the championship round of the 2013 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional.

PITCHING MATCHUP
LSU – Jr. LHP Cody Glenn (1-0, 1.50 ERA, 6.0 IP, 1 BB, 3 SO)
ULL – Jr. RHP Greg Milhorn (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.1 IP, 1 BB, 5 SO)

 

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