LSU's Alex Bregman
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LSU Baseball Report, Rankings - May 5
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Published: May 05, 2014, 03:35 PM (CT)
by Bill Franques, Sr. Associate SID

Overall Record: 35-13-1
SEC: 13-10-1

Last Week’s Results
April 29 (Tue.) – ALCORN STATE (W, 9-7)
May 2 (Fri.) – at Texas A&M (W, 5-4 in 10 innings)
May 3 (Sat.) – at Texas A&M (L, 2-3)
May 4 (Sun.) – at Texas A&M (L, 3-4)

This Week’s Schedule
May 9 (Fri.) – ALABAMA, 7 p.m.
May 10 (Sat.) – ALABAMA, 12 p.m. (Cox Sports Television/Comcast Sports Southeast)
May 11 (Sun.) – ALABAMA, 1 p.m. (Cox Sports Television/Comcast Sports Southeast)

Notes on the Tigers
LSU is ranked No. 10 in the Perfect Game poll released on Monday - LSU has now appeared in the Top 10 of a major college baseball poll for 47 consecutive weeks, and the Tigers have won 21 of their 28 SEC series over the past three seasons … Friday’s win over Texas A&M marked Paul Mainieri’s 350th victory at LSU in eight seasons … he is the second-winningest coach in LSU history, trailing only Skip Bertman, who was 870-330-3 in 18 seasons (1984-2001) … LSU all-American right-hander Aaron Nola, the 2013 SEC pitcher of the year, leads the league this season in strikeouts (102) … Nola has moved up to no. 6 on the LSU career list for strikeouts with 313 … LSU leads the nation in shutouts this season with 13, which is also a school record … the previous LSU record of 10 shutouts was established by the 1996 national championship team … junior first baseman/second baseman Conner Hale hit .429 (6-for-14) in LSU’s four games last week with one double, one triple, two homers, six RBI and four runs scored … Hale provided the game-winning runs in the Tigers’ win Tuesday over Alcorn State – a three-run homer in the eighth inning to erase a 7-6 deficit … sophomore all-American shortstop Alex Bregman, the 2013 national freshman of the year, was 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, two RBI and two runs in Friday’s win over Texas A&M … the outing marked Bregman’s third three-hit game of the season and his first since March 7 vs. Purdue … sophomore centerfielder Andrew Stevenson has reached base safely in 17 consecutive games, the longest current streak by an LSU player … junior outfielder Jared Foster’s game-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth inning at Texas A&M Friday night was No.1 on ESPN’s Top 10 plays of the day … Foster made an acrobatic, highlight-reel catch in two straight games, as he also made a spectacular diving grab in center field on Tuesday night to rob an Alcorn State’s Christian Hickman of an extra-base hit … Foster is a former back-up quarterback on the LSU football team, and he was a member of the Tigers’ 2011 SEC championship football squad.

Baseball America Top 25

Team W-L Last Week Previous Ranking
1. Virginia 37-9 0-1 1
2. Oregon State 34-8 3-0 2
3. Louisiana-Lafayette 43-7 4-1 3
4. Florida 33-15 3-0 5
5. Florida State 36-11 3-0 6
6. Washington 32-11 3-1 7
7. Cal Poly 38-9 2-2 4
8. Miami 34-14 2-1 10
9. Indiana 32-12 4-0 15
10. Louisville 37-11 4-0 13
11. Mississippi 35-14 2-2 11
12. Texas Christian 34-13 4-0 17
13. Oklahoma State 35-13 4-0 18
14. Rice 31-15 0-0 14
15. LSU 35-13 2-2 8
16. Houston 35-13 4-1 16
17. South Carolina 35-13 1-2 9
18. Vanderbilt 36-12 3-0 20
19. Alabama 30-18 1-3 12
20. Texas A&M 30-19 3-1 NR
21. Mississippi State 31-18 3-1 NR
22. Liberty 35-10 0-0 22
23. UC Irvine 32-14 4-0 NR
24. Mercer 34-11 0-0 24
25. Texas 34-15 2-2 19

Dropped Out: Texas Tech (21) Central Florida (23), Kentucky (25)

 

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