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    Loranger

    7

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    AT
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  • Ascension Christian

    7

    Ascension Catholic

    62

    AT
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    20

    AT
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    17

    AT
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    17

    AT
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    28

    Ascension Episcopal

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    13

    Patterson

    45

    AT
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  • East Iberville

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    West St. John

    80

    AT
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    20

    AT
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    12

    Parkview Baptist

    56

    AT
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    39

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    16

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    44

    Walker

    10

    AT
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    53

    Port Barre

    0

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    7

    St. Amant

    3

    AT
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    Capitol

    13

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    54

    Belaire

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    AT
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    St. Helena College & Career Academy

    27

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    55

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    14

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    28

    False River

    8

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    Denham Springs

    14

    AT
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  • Southern Lab

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    Madison Prep

    6

    AT
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    20

    South Plaquemines

    12

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  • St. John

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    White Castle

    44

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    42

    Northlake Christian

    21

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    8

    Lutcher

    47

    AT
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  • University Lab

    54

    Port Allen

    12

    AT
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  • Varnado

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    Christian Life

    22

    AT
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  • Woodlawn - B.R.

    34

    East Ascension

    27

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  • Jewel Sumner

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    Bogalusa

    14

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    19

    Broadmoor

    12

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Baseball begins conference play against Bulldogs

Baseball begins conference play against Bulldogs
Photo by Hilary Scheinuk, LSU Athletics Student Photographer
Sports

POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 4:17pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 4:19pm

No. 10 LSU (14-3) begins Southeastern Conference action this weekend as the Tigers play host to No. 21 Mississippi State (14-5) in a three-game series in Alex Box Stadium.

Game 1 of the series is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Game 2 begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, and first pitch for Game 3 is 1 p.m. Sunday.

The games will be carried by the affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network, with Baton Rouge affiliate WDGL 98.1 FM serving as the flagship station.

The first two games of the series will be televised live from Alex Box Stadium, and all three games of the series may be viewed online. Game 1 of the series will be televised by Cox Sports Television. Game 2 will be televised by Comcast Sports Southeast, and it can be seen on Cox Cable Ch. 4 in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette.

The games on Friday and Sunday may be viewed live in the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net. Saturday's game may be viewed live at www.ESPN3.com. Live audio and stats of all three games may also be accessed in the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net/hdbaseball.

Weekend TV/Streaming Schedule

LSU has won nine of its last 10 games, including a 13-0 victory over Northwestern State on Wednesday night.

"This is the time of the year we've all been waiting for and our players are very excited to begin conference play," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "It feels great just to say it - 'SEC.'" LSU and Mississippi State have a tremendous rivalry that was developed by (former LSU coach) Skip Bertman and (former MSU coach) Ron Polk beginning in the 1980s, and it means a lot to both programs. Mississippi State has a very talented club, so we're looking forward to a great challenge this weekend."

Mainieri said sophomore right-hander Kevin Gausman (4-0, 1.32 ERA) will start on the mound for the Tigers Friday, followed by sophomore right-hander Ryan Eades (3-1, 2.13) on Saturday and freshman right-hander Aaron Nola (3-0, 1.80) on Sunday.

Gausman was named SEC Pitcher of the Week Monday by the league office after he fired a career-high 11 strikeouts through eight shutout innings in a 6-0 win over Michigan last Friday. He limited the Wolverines to no runs on only two hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts.

Gausman, a product of Centennial, Colo., allowed just a leadoff single in the second inning and a one-out single in the eighth inning as only two Michigan hitters reached base and neither one advanced past first base. He retired 19 batters in a row between the second-inning single and the eighth-inning single.

Mississippi State coach John Cohen will counter this weekend with either junior right-hander Chris Stratton (4-0, 2.57) or senior right-hander Caleb Reed (0-2, 1.15) on Friday, junior left-hander Nick Routt (1-1, 3.31) on Saturday and junior right-hander Kendall Graveman (1-0, 2.82) on Sunday.

LSU's win over Northwestern State Wednesday marked the Tigers' sixth shutout of the season and its third in five games. The Tigers posted consecutive shutout wins over Tulane (March 6) and Michigan (March 9), marking the second time this season the LSU pitching staff has fired back-to-back shutouts. The Tigers recorded 23 consecutive scoreless innings before the streak was broken in the third inning versus Michigan last Saturday night. LSU also recorded 21 straight scoreless innings over a four-game stretch (Feb. 17-22) at the beginning of the season.

The LSU pitching staff also worked three full games from March 6-10 without issuing a walk - at Tulane March 6 and at home versus Michigan on March 9 and 10. Beginning with the seventh inning on March 4 versus Dartmouth and ending in the seventh inning last Sunday against Notre Dame, LSU pitchers worked 36 consecutive frames without issuing a base-on-balls.

LSU enters the series ranked fourth in the SEC with a .316 team batting average, and the Tigers are No. 8 in team ERA (3.18). Mississippi State is sixth in batting average (.298) and third in team ERA (2.60).

Junior rightfielder Raph Rhymes leads the Tigers at the plate, batting an SEC-best .463 on the year with five doubles and 25 RBI. Junior first baseman Mason Katz is hitting .390 with seven doubles, one triple, three homers and 17 RBI, and senior third baseman Tyler Hanover is batting .373 with six doubles and 14 RBI.

Mississippi State is led at the plate by freshman infielder Demarcus Henderson, who is hitting .405 with two doubles, three RBI and five steals. Sophomore infielder Adam Frazier is batting .354 with eight doubles and 10 RBI, and junior first baseman Trey Porter is hitting .333 with three doubles, three homers and nine RBI.

Mississippi State leads the overall series with LSU, 196-168-1, and the first meeting occurred in 1905.  LSU has won 11 of the last 15 and 19 of the last 28 meetings between the clubs. Most recently, LSU has posted five straight series wins over the Bulldogs, including a 2-1 series victory last season in Starkville. Mississippi State's last series win over LSU came in 2006, when the Bulldogs won two of three games in the original Alex Box Stadium.

#21 Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-5) at #10 LSU Fighting Tigers (14-3)

DATES/TIMES 
Friday, March 16 - 7 p.m. CT; Saturday, March 17 - 6 p.m. CT; Sunday, March 18 - 1 p.m. CT

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

RANKINGS
LSU - No. 10 by Collegiate Baseball; No. 13 by Baseball America; No. 16 by USA Today/ESPN
Mississippi State - No. 21 by Baseball America; No. 22 by USA Today/ESPN
RADIO
LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates
The Baton Rouge affiliate is WDGL 98.1 FM
Pregame show starts 30 minutes prior to first pitch

INTERNET
www.LSUsports.net - live video, audio and stats (audio and stats only on Saturday)
www.ESPN3.com - live video on Saturday

TV
Friday - Cox Sports Television
Saturday - Comcast Sports Southeast (Cox Cable Ch. 4 in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette)
Sunday - No TV

SERIES RECORD
Mississippi State leads the overall series with LSU, 196-168-1, and the first meeting occurred in 1905.  LSU has won 11 of the last 15 and 19 of the last 28 meetings between the clubs. Most recently, LSU has posted five straight series wins over the Bulldogs, including a 2-1 series victory last season in Starkville. Mississippi State's last series win over LSU came in 2006, when the Bulldogs won two of three games in the original Alex Box Stadium.

PITCHING MATCHUPS
Game 1
LSU - So. RHP Kevin Gausman (4-0, 1.32 ERA, 27.1 IP, 2 BB, 31 SO)
MSU - Jr. RHP Chris Stratton (4-0, 2.57 ERA, 21.0 IP, 8 BB, 27 SO) or Sr. RHP Caleb Reed (0-2, 1.15 ERA, 15.2 IP, 4 BB, 25 SO)

Game 2
LSU - So. RHP Ryan Eades (3-1, 2.13 ERA, 25.1 IP, 3 BB, 25 SO)
MSU - Jr. LHP Nick Routt (1-1, 3.31 ERA, 16.1 IP, 2 BB, 16 SO)

Game 3
LSU - Fr. RHP Aaron Nola (3-0, 1.80 ERA, 20.0 IP, 2 BB, 23 SO)
MSU - Jr. RHP Kendall Graveman (1-0, 2.82 ERA, 22.1 IP, 4 BB, 16 SO)

 

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