LSU Baseball Report – May 15, 2023
Overall Record: 39-12 (17-9 in SEC)

National Rankings:

D1 No. 5 (Last Week: No. 2)

Baseball America: No. 5 (No. 2)

Perfect Game: No. 5 (No. 2)

Current SEC Baseball Standings

Last Week’s Results (2-2)

May 9 (Tue.) – NORTHWESTERN STATE (W, 14-4 – 7 innings)
May 12 (Fri.) – MISSISSIPPI STATE (W, 12-1 – 7 innings)
May 13 (Sat.) – MISSISSIPPI STATE (L, 4-9)
May 14 (Sun.) – MISSISSIPPI STATE (L, 13-14)

This Week’s Schedule

May 16 (Tue.) – McNEESE, 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPN +)
May 18 (Thu.) – at Georgia, 5 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
May 19 (Fri.) – at Georgia, 5 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
May 20 (Sat.) – at Georgia, 12 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)

Tigers Update

·LSU enters the final week of the regular season in second place in the SEC Western Division, 1.5 games behind division leader Arkansas … the Tigers are in third place in the overall league standings, 1.5 games behind Arkansas and 0.5 behind Florida, which leads the SEC Eastern Division.

·LSU’s 39-12 record is its best through 51 games since 2015, when the Tigers were 43-8 … LSU’s 17-9 SEC record this season is the Tigers’ best conference mark through 26 games since the 2017 club was also 17-9 in league play.

·LSU centerfielder Dylan Crews increased his reached base streak to 55 straight games, which includes all 51 games this season and the final four games of last season.

·Junior right-hander Paul Skenes defeated Mississippi State on Friday night, working 7.0 innings and allowing one run three six hits with one walk and 13 strikeouts … he was credited with his first complete game of the season, as LSU established an 11-run margin in the bottom of the seventh inning to activate the 10-run rule … Skenes improved to 10-1 on the year, and he leads the nation with 152 strikeouts – his strikeouts total is already No. 7 on LSU’s all-time list for single-season strikeouts … Skenes is No. 1 in the SEC in ERA (1.69), innings pitched (79.2) and opponent batting average (.162).

·Sophomore third baseman Tommy White hit .611 (11-for-18) in four games last week with four doubles, two homers, nine RBI and six runs … in LSU’s SEC series versus Mississippi State, White batted .571 (8-for-14) with three doubles, one homer, five RBI and three runs … White now has 84 RBI, already the seventh-highest single-season total in LSU history … he leads the SEC in RBI, and he is No. 4 in the league in slugging percentage (.797).

·Junior leftfielder Tre’ Morgan recorded the first two-homer game of his career when he launched two dingers in Sunday’s game versus Mississippi State … Morgan drove in six runs and scored five times in the weekend series against the Bulldogs.

·Junior right-hander Ty Floyd posted a career-high 10 strikeouts in Saturday’s game versus Mississippi State … Floyd worked 6.0 innings and limited the Bulldogs to just one run on five hits with one walk and 10 Ks.

·Junior catcher Hayden Travinski started two games behind the plate in the Mississippi State series, and he hit .600 (3-for-5) with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored … Travinski has homered once in each of LSU’s last four SEC series – at Ole Miss, Alabama, at Auburn and Mississippi State.

(Release via LSU Athletics)
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Vernonbrew2214 months
All about Omaha. Get a number three and guys will improve come supers. Yes, possible to punch ticket to Omaha
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Lutcher Lad14 months
Pitchin' is missin'...will definitely be our downfall. Hate that we're a one trick pony with Skenes being the only consistent.
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sportjunkie6914 months
6 Sunday losses is unacceptable with this lineup. That’s why LSU won’t win conference or tourney. If you can’t win on Sunday you’re in trouble.
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CDawson14 months
Oh no, LSU is only a Top 5 team. Let the melting continue. Ridiculous. What a fun team to watch. Enjoy what you get to see and quit living your lives through a bunch of 20 year olds. Life is good.
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js159114 months
Looks about right
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Strannix14 months
Vitello will be ready, he coaches his players up. Should have thrown the checkbook at him.
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MardiGrasCajun14 months
He's a joke just like you.
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HTiger714114 months
Coaching staff has done a terrible job Kate in the season. Should not have this many issues heading into post season play. Right now with this groups pitching I don’t believe we will a regional
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JoeNelson14 months
Bull pen is a problem but if we are to loss some games now is the time to do it. Coaches must shore up bull pen for regional. Too much talent to waste. Plus I didn’t like the fact of being #1 all season.
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Rebel14 months
Yikes. Maybe this light a fire in the team.
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demtigers7314 months
After Skenes this team is in big trouble!
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Midget Death Squad14 months
Injuries are a MFer
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foj198114 months
The wheels have come off
We’ll be lucky to go to any regional much less host one. Let’s face it this season is done. This team is nothing more than a flash in the pan.

Let’s move on to football
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Boudreaux Jones14 months
Lighten up, Francis. We're in the tournament, probably hosting at least a regional.
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Nix to Twillie14 months
We don’t have to win another game and we’ll host.
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Bige1114 months
Perfect time to slump. The time to peak is coming.
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jlbasm14 months
On our way right out of a National seed
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LSUtoBOOT14 months
The margin for error is very thin now.
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FlyinTiger9314 months
We helped Moo State's resume last weekend. Drop is warranted.
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Stew258114 months
No bullpen arms that are reliable is starting to kill this teams chances of a trip to the CWS
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Stew258114 months
No bullpen arms that are reliable is starting to kill this teams chances of a trip to the CWS
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