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LSU Baseball Report – May 17, 2021

Overall Record: 32-19

Last Week’s Results (3-1):
May 11 (Tue.) – LOUISIANA TECH (W, 16-8)
May 14 (Fri.) – ALABAMA (W, 2-1)
May 15 (Sat.) – ALABAMA (L, 5-6)
May 16 (Sun.) – ALABAMA (W, 13-5)

This Week’s Schedule:
May 18 (Tue.) – NORTHWESTERN STATE, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
May 20 (Thu.) – at Texas A&M, 6 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
May 21 (Fri.) – at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
May 22 (Sat.) – at Texas A&M, 2 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)

Notes on the Tigers:
LSU is No. 18 in the most recent official NCAA RPI rankings, and the Tigers are ranked No. 3 nationally in strength of schedule … LSU will qualify for the 12-team SEC Tournament field with one win this weekend at Texas A&M … the Tigers currently hold the No. 10 seed in the SEC Tournament bracket, which begins on Tuesday, May 25 … LSU is No. 10 in the nation in home runs this season with 74 … the Tigers play their final midweek game of the season on Tuesday versus Northwestern State – LSU is 12-0 this season in its midweek, non-SEC contests … LSU has won four of its last six SEC series, and the Tigers have won seven of their last nine games overall.

Gavin Dugas:
Junior leftfielder Gavin Dugas helped lead the Tigers to three wins in four games last week, including an SEC series victory over Alabama … Dugas batted .429 (6-for-14) in four games with one double, two homers, eight RBI, five runs scored and a .526 on-base percentage … in LSU’s series win versus Alabama, Dugas hit .364 (4-for-11) with one double, two homers, five RBI, four runs, one stolen base and a .429 on-base percentage … he drove in three runs and scored three times in LSU’s win over 14th-ranked Louisiana Tech on Tuesday … Dugas is hitting .301 this season with 12 doubles, one triple, 14 homers and 44 runs, and he leads the SEC in RBI with 57.

Dylan Crews:
Freshman outfielder Dylan Crews batted .444 (8-for-18) in four games last week with two doubles, one homer, five RBI, six runs scored and a .474 on-base percentage … in LSU’s series win over Alabama, Crews hit .429 (6-for-14) with two doubles, one homer, four RBI, four runs, and a .429 on-base percentage … Crews was 3-for-5 in LSU’s series-clinching win over the Crimson Tide on Sunday with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored.

Landon Marceaux:
Junior right-hander Landon Marceaux fired 6.1 shutout innings on Friday to defeat Alabama … he scattered 11 hits – including 10 singles – with one walk and six strikeouts … Marceaux improved to 6-4 on the season and lowered his ERA to 2.15 in 79.2 innings this season … Marceaux has recorded 97 strikeouts, and he is limiting opponents to a .223 cumulative batting average … he is No. 2 in the SEC in innings pitched, No. 3 in strikeouts, No. 4 in ERA and No. 10 in opponent batting average.

Hitting Leaders:
Centerfielder Giovanni DiGiacomo was 5-for-9 in the Alabama series with two homers, four RBI and two runs scored … his two homers both came in Sunday’s 13-5 win over the Crimson Tide … prior to Sunday’s game, DiGiacomo had one career LSU home run, which came on May 22, 2019, against Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala. … first baseman Tre’ Morgan is riding a 10-game hit streak entering Tuesday’s game versus Northwestern State … second baseman Drew Bianco has reached base in 15 straight games, and third baseman Cade Doughty has reached base in 14 consecutive contests.
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