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LSU Baseball Report – May 8, 2023
Overall Record: 37-10 (16-7 in SEC)

National Rankings:

D1 No. 2 (Last Week: No. 1)

Baseball America: No. 2 (No. 1)

Perfect Game: No. 2 (No. 1)

Current SEC Baseball Standings

Last Week’s Results (2-2)

May 2 (Tue.) – at Southeastern Louisiana (W, 10-0 – 7 innings)
May 5 (Fri.) – at Auburn (W, 3-0)
May 6 (Sat.) – at Auburn (L, 6-8)
May 7 (Sun.) – at Auburn (L, 2-12 – 8 innings)

This Week’s Schedule

May 9 (Tue.) – NORTHWESTERN STATE, 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPN +)
May 12 (Fri.) – MISSISSIPPI STATE, 7:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network)
May 13 (Sat.) – MISSISSIPPI STATE, 6 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
May 14 (Sun.) – MISSISSIPPI STATE, 1 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)

Tigers Update

·LSU won two of its four games last week and suffered its first series loss of the season by dropping two of three games at Auburn over the weekend … the series loss marked the Tigers’ first since May 13-15, 2022, when LSU was defeated in a series by Ole Miss … LSU had played eight straight SEC weekends – dating back to last season – without a league series loss before falling short in two games at Auburn.

·LSU’s 37-10 record is its best through 47 games since 2015, when the Tigers were 40-7 … LSU’s 16-7 SEC record this season is the Tigers’ best conference mark through 23 games since the 2015 club was also 16-7 in league play.

·The Tigers’ eight-game SEC win streak ended with Saturday’s loss at Auburn; the eight-game SEC win streak was LSU’s longest in a single season since 2017, when the Tigers won eight straight league games from May 6-May 20 … Sunday’s loss at Auburn marked the first time this season that LSU has lost two games in a row.

·LSU’s 10-0 win at Southeastern Louisiana and 3-0 win at Auburn last week give the Tigers nine shutouts this season, a figure which leads the nation.

·LSU centerfielder Dylan Crews increased his reached base streak to 51 straight games, which includes all 47 games this season and the final four games of last season.

·Junior right-hander Paul Skenes was named SEC Pitcher of the Week on Monday after he defeated Auburn on Friday night, working a season-high 7.1 innings and allowing no runs on six hits with one walk and a career-high 15 strikeouts … he became the first LSU pitcher to record 15 strikeouts in a game since Tyler Jones fanned 15 at the University of New Orleans on May 17, 2011 … Skenes’ outing marked the most strikeouts by an LSU pitcher in an SEC game since April 24, 2009, when Anthony Ranaudo fanned 15 against Auburn in Baton Rouge … Skenes improved to 9-1 on the year, and he leads the nation with 139 strikeouts … he is also No. 1 in the SEC in ERA (1.73), innings pitched (72.2) and opponent batting average (.165).

·LSU freshman right-hander Gavin Guidry made three appearances on the mound last week, including his first career start at Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday night … Guidry earned the win at Southeastern, working 2.1 scoreless innings with no hits, one walk and four strikeouts … Guidry made two appearances on the Auburn series over the weekend, and he fired a career-high 3.1 innings in Sunday’s game, allowing one earned run on two hits with one walk and four strikeouts … for the entire week, Guidry pitched 6.0 innings and allowed one earned run on two hits with three walks and nine strikeouts.

·LSU third baseman Tommy White hit .471 (8-for-17) in four games last week with three doubles, one homer, four RBI and three runs scored … leftfielder Tre’ Morgan batted .444 (8-for-18) last week with one homer, three RBI and two runs … Morgan provided all three runs in LSU’s 3-0 win over Auburn on Friday night, as he launched a two-run homer and provided an RBI single.

·Catcher Hayden Travinski batted .400 (4-for-10) last week with one homer, four RBI and two runs … Travinski has homered once in each of LSU’s past three SEC series versus Ole Miss, Alabama and Auburn … second baseman Gavin Dugas hit .357 (5-for-14) last week with two homers, three RBI and six runs scored.

(Release via LSU Athletics)
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HeadSlash13 months
Oh No! We suck again
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theBru13 months
Wake Up Call! Humbling experiences help right the ship, hopefully. The need to find the strike zone is huge, going forward...
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Lsudave8913 months
Nothing Burger. Bats went cold against a regional team and Saturday pitching wants great nor was cos hing mistakes, will be corrected in short oder .
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Strannix13 months
No one is scared of a team with one arm, Vitello finna eat.
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goodgrin13 months
No one is scared of a team that couldn't make it to Omaha as the Number one seed in the tournament.
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lsuohiofan13 months
As they should. Pitching is going to be an issue remainder of the year.
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How much does LSU drop when they lose 2 of 3 to MSU?
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LSU Bayou Jim13 months
Considering that won't happen for many years, where will LSU be ranked in 2036?
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You should have more respect for a team that has won a baseball championship in the last decade.
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tiger8113 months
Bullies gonna get SWEPT !
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Boudreaux Jones13 months
It'd work out better if we weren't No. 1 seed for field of 64.
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Slammy13 months
Don’t like losing but dropping a series to Auburn might be beneficial in the long run to us. At least that’s how I’m looking at it. ??
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Morpheus13 months
Absolutely. A solid recap and recalibration now is more important than winning every series and being blind to our issues.
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wesman2113 months
With Vandy and Arky playing each other this weekend, we have the chance to move to the top of the sec, right?

I've always wanted to win the west first, sec second, sec tourney third, then the path to the natty.
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TBoy13 months
No problem here.
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Bucky_B13 months
this might just be the perfect time in the season for us to get knocked out of the top spot!! our Tigers have enough time to "right-the-ship" before post season and i am hoping this will be a wake-up call to the players.
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I think this will serve us well.
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panzer13 months
Half the top 10 are SEC schools. I thought the back half of the schedule was supposed to be the easy part....LOL
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Poboytom13 months
Nothing easy in baseball, every opponent is a threat.
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Lsudave8913 months
Especially late, when injuries mount and the weak going battle experience
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