LSU Baseball Report – March 27, 2023
Overall Record: 21 - 3 (4-2 in SEC)

National Rankings:

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

Baseball America: No. 1 (No. 1)

Perfect Game: No. 1 (No. 1)

Current SEC Baseball Standings

Last Week’s Results (3-1):

March 14 (Tue.) – CENTRAL ARKANSAS (W, 10-4)
March 24 (Fri.) – ARKANSAS (L, 3-9 – 10 innings)
March 25 (Sat., Game 1) – ARKANSAS (W, 12-2 – 7 innings)
March 25 (Sat., Game 2) – ARKANSAS (W, 14-5)

This Week’s Schedule:

March 28 (Tue.) – GRAMBLING, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 30 (Thu.) – TENNESSEE, 7 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
March 31 (Fri.) – TENNESSEE, 6 p.m. CT (SEC Network)
April 1 (Sat.) – TENNESSEE, 1 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)

Tigers Update:

·LSU won three of its four games last week, including an SEC series victory over No. 3 Arkansas … LSU’s 21-3 record is the Tigers’ best through 24 games since the 2015 team also posted a 21-3 mark.

·LSU, which has been ranked No. 1 all season by all of the college baseball polls, enters this week at or near the top of several NCAA statistical categories … the Tigers are No. 1 in the nation in fielding percentage (.989), runs scored (261), shutouts pitched (7) and hits allowed per nine innings (5.72) … LSU is No. 2 in the nation in on-base percentage (.460) and scoring average (10.9 runs per game), No. 3 in batting average (.332) and WHIP (1.04), and No. 4 in slugging percentage (.592).

·LSU centerfielder Dylan Crews is No. 1 in the nation in batting average (.531), on-base percentage (.658) and in runs scored (46), and he is No. 2 in slugging percentage (.988) … third baseman Tommy White is No. 1 in the nation in RBI per game (2.00) and No. 2 in total RBI (42) … right-hander Paul Skenes leads the nation in strikeouts (71), hits allowed per nine innings (3.38)pitching wins (5) and WHIP (0.56) … Skenes is No 2 in the nation in ERA (0.72) … right-hander Ty Floyd is No. 5 in the nation in hits allowed per nine innings (4.10).

Hitting Notes:

·Junior centerfielder Dylan Crews led the top-ranked Tigers to three wins in four games last week, including an SEC series victory over third-ranked Arkansas … he batted a sizzling 625 (10-for-16) in four games with four homers, nine RBI and nine runs … Crews homered once in each of the four games the Tigers played … he also walked three times and was hit by a pitch, which contributed to his .700 on-base percentage for the week … Crews extended his current hitting streak to 22 games and his current on-base streak to 24 games … in the Tigers’ SEC series victory over Arkansas, Crews batted .615 (8-for-13) with three homers, seven RBI, seven runs, a .667 on-base percentage and a 1.308 slugging percentage … he leads the SEC with a .531 cumulative batting average, and he is also No. 1 in the league in on-base percentage (.658), slugging percentage (.988), base hits (43) and runs scored (46).

·Graduate first baseman/DH Cade Beloso started in Games 2 and 3 of the Arkansas series and responded by batting .571 (4-for-7) with one double and two RBI … sophomore third baseman Tommy White launched two homers, including his second grand slam of the season, and collected eight RBI in LSU’s series win over Arkansas … first baseman/leftfielder Tre’ Morgan batted .385 (5-for-13) in the Arkansas series with one triple, one homer, two RBI and five runs scored … second baseman Gavin Dugas homered twice and collected four RBI vs. the Razorbacks.

Pitching Notes:

·Junior right-hander Paul Skenes pitched seven innings in Game 1 of the Arkansas series on Friday, allowing just one run on two hits with three walks and 12 strikeouts … junior right-hander Ty Floyd defeated the Razorbacks in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, working 6.1 innings and limiting the Razorbacks to one earned run on three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

·Junior right-hander Garrett Edwards pitched in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader vs. Arkansas, working a total of 4.2 scoreless innings and allowing just two hits with one walk and eight strikeouts … freshman left-hander Griffin Herring posted two relief wins last week over Central Arkansas and Arkansas, pitching a combined 4.1 innings and allowing one run on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

(Release via LSU Athletics)
Filed Under: LSU Baseball
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HarveyTunnel15 months
This is storm season. Scheduling Thursday Friday Saturday does give the ADs an option to work around bad weather.
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SwampGar15 months
Color me ignorant. What is up with these Thursday games? I hear we have three weeks of them lined up. I like Sunday baseball.
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$EC tv revenue
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Northshoretiger8715 months
Thursday games and Friday games at noon. Pretty odd scheduling.
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TNoon15 months
Sunday is day of rest. Get to church, spend time with family, and praise the good Lord
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SoFresh15 months
Crews' numbers defy logic. kid is unbelievable
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Anyone have any idea why ackenhausen didnt get a chance this weekend? I sure wish they had brought him out to start the 10th on friday
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GoneFishing2115 months
Minor injury. Will pitch this week.
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sportjunkie6915 months
Not bad for the 5th place team in the SEC
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CallmeSteveo15 months
D1 baseball disagreeing with some of the rants greatest minds saying this isn’t the best team in the country.
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