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Reported games for the week of
Friday, September 26 2014
  • A. J. Ellender

    28

    St. Helena

    14

    AT
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  • Albany

    8

    Vernado

    6

    AT
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  • Archbishop Rummel

    17

    Catholic - B.R.

    14

    AT
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  • Ascension Catholic

    55

    False River

    6

    AT
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  • Belaire

    0

    Amite

    41

    AT
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  • Brother Martin

    35

    East Ascension

    26

    AT
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  • Capitol

    19

    Redemptorist

    14

    AT
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  • Captain Shreve

    7

    Dutchtown

    48

    AT
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  • Denham Springs

    64

    Live Oak

    20

    AT
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  • Dunham

    19

    East Feliciana

    44

    AT
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  • East Iberville

    0

    Northeast

    50

    AT
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  • Franklinton

    60

    Bogalusa

    6

    AT
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  • Hanson Memorial

    18

    Ascension Episcopal

    35

    AT
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  • Haynes Academy

    14

    Christian Life

    42

    AT
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  • Holy Cross

    28

    West St. John

    8

    AT
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  • Independence

    20

    Kentwood

    39

    AT
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  • Livonia

    56

    Morgan City

    27

    AT
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  • Loranger

    14

    St. Michael the Archangel

    23

    AT
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  • Madison Prep

    56

    Ascension Christian

    0

    AT
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  • Mamou

    14

    Sacred Heart

    28

    AT
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  • McKinley

    34

    Central -B.R

    14

    AT
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  • North Vermilion

    8

    St. John

    32

    AT
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  • Parkview Baptist

    41

    Baker

    20

    AT
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  • Plaquemine

    49

    Jennings

    47

    AT
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  • Pope John Paul II

    23

    St. Thomas Aquinas

    49

    AT
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  • Riverside Academy

    62

    St. James

    32

    AT
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  • South Pike, MS

    21

    Jewel Sumner

    35

    AT
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  • Springfield

    21

    Northlake Christian

    26

    AT
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  • St. Amant

    31

    Lutcher

    28

    AT
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  • University Lab

    34

    Brusly

    7

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Walker

    46

    Broadmoor

    48

    AT
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  • Warren Easton

    21

    Woodlawn - B.R.

    28

    AT
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  • West Feliciana

    14

    Port Allen

    30

    AT
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  • Westminster Christian

    13

    White Castle

    30

    AT
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  • Zachary

    41

    Scotlandville

    7

    AT
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LSU baseball vs. Arkansas this weekend

LSU baseball vs. Arkansas this weekend
Photo provided by staff
LSU
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:26pm

Eighth-ranked LSU (25-8-1, 6-5-1 SEC) plays host to Arkansas (21-13, 6-6 SEC) in a three-game Southeastern Conference series beginning at 7 p.m. Friday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Game 2 is set for 12 p.m. Saturday, and first pitch for Game 3 is 1 p.m. Sunday.

The games can be heard on the LSU Sports Radio Network, including Baton Rouge flagship WDGL-FM 98.1 FM. Live audio and stats of the games may be accessed in the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net. Live video will also be available in the Geaux Zone on Friday and Sunday.

The games on Friday and Sunday will be televised by Cox Sports Television, and Saturday’s game will be televised by ESPN2. All three games may be viewed at ESPN3.com.

LSU, ranked in the Top 10 of at least one poll for 43 consecutive weeks, is riding a five-game win streak, including a three-game SEC sweep of Mississippi State last weekend. The Tigers are 1.5 games behind Alabama in both the SEC overall and Western Division standings.

“We have a great deal of respect for the Arkansas program and the way they play the game,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “(Arkansas coach) Dave Van Horn and I share a lot of the same philosophies in the way we manage a game, and it’s a great challenge to coach against him. Whenever the SEC schedule comes out each year, the first date I look for is the weekend we play Arkansas. In my previous seven seasons here, we’ve won the SEC West four times and they’ve won it twice, and it seems like whoever wins this series goes on to win the division.”

Junior right-hander Aaron Nola will be the Tigers’ starting pitcher on Friday. Nola earned SEC Pitcher of the Week recognition after he fired eight shutout innings to defeat No. 9 Mississippi State last Friday. Nola limited the Bulldogs to just two singles while recording two walks and 10 strikeouts. He fired 116 pitches and did not give up a hit until the sixth inning on a lead-off single.

Nola improved to 6-1 on the year and lowered his ERA to 0.47; in 57 innings, he’s recorded 11 walks and 71 strikeouts, and opponents are hitting just. 141 against him. Nola is No. 3 in the nation in strikeouts and No. 5 in ERA, and he leads the SEC in both categories.

LSU’s 17-4 win over Mississippi State last Sunday marked the most runs for the Tigers in an SEC game since they scored 18 runs in a win over Florida on May 4 of last season. The Tigers collected 20 hits on Sunday, the most hits for LSU in an SEC contest since it accumulated 23 hits in a win at Mississippi State on May 16, 2009.

The Tigers enter the series batting .275 as a team with 16 homers and 26 stolen bases in 37 attempts. LSU is led at the plate by junior catcher Kade Scivicque, who is hitting .369 with four homers and 23 RBI. Sophomore centerfielder Andrew Stevenson is batting .347 with four triples and 17 RBI, while junior second baseman Conner Hale is hitting .295 with three doubles and 12 RBI.

Arkansas is hitting .259 as a team with 12 homers and 24 steals in 30 attempts. The Rozorbacks are led at the plate by junior infielder/outfielder Brian Anderson, who is batting .336 with nine doubles, one triple, three homers and 29 RBI. Junior outfielder Joe Serrano is hitting .336 with six doubles and 17 RBI., while sophomore outfielder/infielder Tyler Spoon is batting .280 with three homers and 28 RBI.

LSU is No. 8 in the SEC in batting average (.275), and the Tigers are No. 2 in the league in ERA (2.13). Arkansas is No. 14 in the conference in batting average (.259), and the Razorbacks are No. 5 in ERA (2.30).

LSU leads the series with Arkansas, 57-28, and the Tigers have won eight of their last nine SEC regular-season series versus the Razorbacks, including a 2-1 series victory last season in Fayetteville. The teams also split a pair of games last season in the SEC Tournament. The only series win for Arkansas over LSU in the past nine seasons came in 2011, when the Razorbacks swept three games from the Tigers in Fayetteville. The Tigers are 21-10 against Arkansas over the past nine seasons, including two wins over the Razorbacks in the 2009 College World Series.

 

 

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