Gausman named pitcher of the week; Rankings

Gausman named pitcher of the week; Rankings
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POSTED: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 5:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 10:54am

LSU sophomore right-hander Kevin Gausman was named SEC Pitcher of the Week Monday by the league office.

Gausman fired a career-high 11 strikeouts through eight shutout innings in a 6-0 win over Michigan on Friday night in Alex Box Stadium. 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.

Gausman is 4-0 this season with a 1.32 ERA in 27.1 innings. He has recorded two walks and 31 strikeouts, and opponents are hitting .198 against him.

Overall Record: 13-3

Last Week's Results (3-1)
March 6 (Tue.) - at Tulane (W, 5-0)
March 9 (Fri.) - MICHIGAN (W, 6-0)
March 10 (Sat.) - MICHIGAN (W, 6-4)
March 11 (Sun.) - NOTRE DAME (L, 1-7)
(Note: LSU plays Notre Dame again at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Alex Box Stadium)

LSU Pitcher of the Week

Kevin Gausman, RHP, So. Centennial, Colo.
LSU sophomore right-hander Kevin Gausman fired a career-high 11 strikeouts through eight shutout innings in a 6-0 win over Michigan on Friday night in Alex Box Stadium ... Gausman limited the Wolverines to no runs on only two hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts ... Gausman 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 ... Gausman retired 19 batters in a row between the second inning single and the eighth-inning single.

LSU Freshman of the Week

Aaron Nola, RHP, Fr. Baton Rouge, La.
LSU freshman right-hander Aaron Nola delivered a dominant performance in just his second career collegiate start, blanking Tulane through eight innings of work Tuesday night in a 5-0 victory in New Orleans ... Nola allowed just three hits while recording no walks and a career-best six strikeouts ... only five Tulane hitters reach base, three via single and two were hit by a pitch ... only one Green Wave baserunner advanced beyond second base... Nola fired 78 pitches in the outing; remarkably, 62 of the 78 pitches (79 percent) were strikes.

Notes on the Tigers
LSU has won eight of its last nine games, including three of four last week ... the Tigers posted consecutive shutout wins over Tulane (March 6) and Michigan (March 9), marking the second time this season the Tigers' 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 on 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 last week without issuing a walk - at Tulane Tuesday and at home versus Michigan on Friday and Saturday ... beginning with the seventh inning on March 4 versus Dartmouth and ending in the seventh inning Sunday against Notre Dame, LSU pitchers worked 36 consecutive frames without issuing a base-on-balls ... LSU sophomore right-hander Kevin Gausman fired a career-high 11 strikeouts through eight shutout innings in a 6-0 win over Michigan on Friday night in Alex Box Stadium ... Gausman limited the Wolverines to no runs on only two hits with no walks and 11 Ks... he 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 ... Gausman retired 19 batters in a row between the second-inning single and the eighth-inning single ... LSU freshman right-hander Aaron Nola delivered a dominant performance on Tuesday night in just his second career collegiate start, blanking Tulane through eight innings of work in a 5-0 victory in New Orleans ... Nola allowed just three hits while recording no walks and a career-best six strikeouts ... only five Tulane hitters reached base, three via singles and two were hit by a pitch ... only one Green Wave baserunner advanced beyond second base... Nola fired 78 pitches in the outing; remarkably, 62 of the 78 pitches (79 percent) were strikes ... junior rightfielder Raph Rhymes led the Tigers at the plate last week, batting .471 (8-for-17) in four games with two doubles, four RBI and five runs ... senior third baseman Tyler Hanover batted .417 (5-for-12) last week with three RBI and three runs while sophomore catcher Ty Ross hit .400 (6-for-15) with one double, three RBI and one run scored ... senior designated hitter Grant Dozar collected three doubles during the week and drove in a team-best five runs.

Baseball America Top 25

Rk. Team, W-L, Last Week, Prev.
1. Florida, 15-1, 5-0, 1
2. Stanford, 13-2, 3-1, 2
3. South Carolina, 13-1, 4-0, 3
4. Arkansas, 14-2, 3-0, 4
5. North Carolina, 13-2, 5-0, 8
6. Arizona, 13-2, 5-0, 7
7. Florida State, 14-1, 5-0, 12
8. Rice, 13-4, 2-3, 5
9. UCLA, 12-3, 4-0, 16
10. Texas A&M, 13-3, 2-2, 6
11. Arizona State, 10-4, 2-2, 11
12. Mississippi, 13-2, 4-0, 14
13. LSU, 13-3, 3-1, 13
14. Miami, 12-3, 4-0, 15
15. Cal State Fullerton, 10-5, 2-2, 19
16. Georgia Tech, 11-5, 1-3, 10
17. Oregon, 12-3, 2-2, 17
18. Georgia, 11-5, 1-3, 9
19. Central Florida, 13-4, 3-2, 18
20. Texas State, 11-4, 3-1, 21
21. Mississippi State, 14-3, 4-1, 23
22. Oklahoma, 11-5, 4-2, 22
23. NC State, 11-3, 3-1, NR
24. Purdue, 11-1, 3-0, NR
25. Oregon State, 11-5, 3-1, NR

Dropped out: Clemson (20), Louisville (24), Maryland (25).

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's Top 30
Rank School (Record) Points Previous
1. Florida (15-1) 498 1
2. South Carolina (13-1) 496 2
3. Stanford (13-2) 492 3
4. North Carolina (13-2) 488 6
5. Arkansas (14-2) 485 7
6. Florida St. (14-1) 483 8
7. Rice (13-4) 482 4
8. Cal. St. Fullerton (10-5) 480 12
9. Texas A&M (13-3) 478 5
10. LSU (13-3) 474 11
11. Miami, Fla. (12-3) 471 14
12. Oregon (12-3) 469 9
13. Arizona (13-2) 465 18
14. Stetson (12-3) 463 19
15. Mississippi (13-2) 460 22
16. Kentucky (16-0) 456 23
17. UCLA (12-3) 455 27
18. Arizona St. (10-4) 454 13
19. N.C. State (11-3) 452 -
20. Georgia Tech. (11-5) 450 10
21. Oklahoma (11-5) 449 17
22. Louisville (10-5) 446 16
23. Georgia (11-5) 444 15
24. Wake Forest (14-4) 441 -
25. California (11-3) 439 25
26. Purdue (11-1) 437 29
27. Texas Tech. (10-4) 434 26
28. Oregon St. (11-5) 432 28
29. Central Florida (13-4) 427 30
30. Texas St. (11-4) 425 -

 


 

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