Baseball National Report, Rankings - Feb. 23

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Baseball National Report, Rankings - Feb. 23

BATON ROUGE — The LSU baseball team (6-1) completed a second-straight weekend series sweep this past weekend, beating Boston College three times at Alex Box Stadium.

The Tigers next face Southeastern Louisiana (5-3) on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. CT before playing host to Princeton (0-0) in another three-game series at The Box starting Friday.

Overall Record: 6-1

Last Week’s Results
Feb. 18 (Wed.) – NICHOLLS STATE (L, 3-6)
Feb. 20 (Fri., Game 1) – BOSTON COLLEGE (W, 8-3)
Feb. 20 (Fri., Game 2) – BOSTON COLLEGE (W, 7-4)
Feb. 21 (Sat.) – BOSTON COLLEGE (W, 16-2)

This Week’s Schedule
Feb. 25 (Wed.) – SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
Feb. 27 (Fri.) – PRINCETON, 7 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
Feb. 28 (Sat.) – PRINCETON, 4 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 1 (Sun.) – PRINCETON, 12 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)

LSU remained No. 2 in the Baseball America poll and advanced to No. 3 in the Collegiate Baseball rankings after winning three of four games last week … LSU recorded a three-game sweep of Boston College, outscoring the Eagles, 31-9, and batting .378 (42-for-111) in the series with 12 doubles, four triples and four homers … senior catcher Kade Scivicque batted .545 (6-for-11) last week, collecting one double, two homers, four RBI, five runs, a 1.182 slugging percentage and a .538 on-base percentage … in LSU’s three-game sweep over Boston College, Scivicque hit .667 (4-for-6) with two homers, four RBI and five runs … he was 3-for-4 with two homers, three RBI and three runs in the Tigers’ 16-2 win over BC on Saturday … the effort marked the first multi-homer game of Scivicque’s career … Scivicque also threw out three base runners attempting to steal in the Tigers’ game versus Nicholls State last Wednesday … on the year, Scivicque is hitting a team-best .500 (9-for-18) with one double, three homers, seven RBI and seven runs … junior centerfielder Andrew Stevenson batted .429 (6-for-14) in four games last week with three triples, three RBI, six runs and two stolen bases … Stevenson collected two triples in Saturday’s win over Boston College, becoming the 12th LSU player to record two triples in a game and the first Tiger to accomplish the feat since Leon Landry had two triples against Brown during the 2010 season … Stevenson was 5-for-9 (.556) in the three games against Boston College with three triples, two RBI, six runs and two steals … senior outfielder Jared Foster was 4-for-7 (.571) in two starts against Boston College as LSU’s lead-off hitter … Foster collected two doubles and one triple to go along with two RBI and four runs scored … freshman right-hander Jake Godfrey earned his first collegiate win Saturday against Boston College, limting the Eagles to one run on four hits in five innings with three walks and one strikeout … freshman right-hander Alex Lange improved to 2-0 on the year on Friday against BC, as he fired a career-best nine strikeouts in only five innings of work … Lange has 16 strikeouts in 10 innings during his two starts this season, and he’s limited opponents to a .194 batting average … the LSU bullpen was brilliant in the Boston College series, allowing just one earned run on six hits in 11.1 innings with 13 strikeouts … freshman right-hander Jesse Stallings earned his third save of the season Friday against Boston College, firing a scoreless ninth in the Tigers’ 7-4 win … Stallings has a save in each of his three appearances this season, as he’s allowed no runs on one hit in three innings with one walk and four strikeouts. 

Baseball America Top 25
Feb. 23, 2015

Team, W-L, Last Week, Previous Rank
1. Vanderbilt, 4-2, 2-1, 1
2. LSU, 6-1, 3-1, 2
3. Houston, 6-1, 3-1, 3
4. Virginia, 7-0, 4-0, 4
5. Texas Tech, 8-1, 4-1, 5
6. Florida, 6-1, 3-1, 6
7. Texas Christian, 6-1, 3-1, 7
8. UCLA, 6-1, 3-1, 11
9. Texas, 7-2, 5-0, 10
10. Oklahoma State, 4-3, 3-1, 9
11. Miami, 5-3, 1-3, 8
12. South Carolina, 6-1, 4-0, 13
13. Mississippi State, 8-0, 4-0, 14
14. Rice, 5-3, 3-1, 15
15. Central Florida, 7-0, 4-0, 22
16. Maryland, 5-1, 2-1, 16
17. Louisville, 3-3, 1-2, 12
18. Arizona State, 4-2, 2-2, 18
19. North Carolina, 4-2, 1-2, 17
20. Oregon, 7-1, 5-0, 20
21. Kennesaw State, 5-2, 3-1, 19
22. UC Santa Barbara, 6-1, 3-1, 24
23. Dallas Baptist, 6-1, 3-1, NR
24. Mississippi, 4-2, 2-1, NR
25. Florida State, 4-3, 1-3, 21

Dropped Out: Florida International (23), Liberty (25),

 

Perfect Game Top 25
Feb. 23, 2015

Rk, Team, Overall record, Previous
1, Vanderbilt, 4-2, 1
2, Virginia, 7-0, 2
3, Florida, 6-1, 4
4, UCLA, 6-1, 5
5, Texas Christian, 6-1, 3
6, LSU, 6-1, 6
7, Houston, 6-1, 7
8, Texas, 7-2, 8
9, Texas Tech, 8-1, 12
10, South Carolina, 6-1, 13
11, Miami, 5-3, 10
12, Louisville, 3-3, 9
13, Oregon, 7-1, 14
14, UC Santa Barbara, 6-1, 17
15, North Carolina, 4-2, 16
16, Florida State, 4-3, 11
17, Arkansas, 4-2, 15
18, Mississippi State, 8-0, 21
19, Texas A&M, 7-0, 22
20, Rice, 5-3, 20
21, Arizona State, 4-3, 18
22, UCF, 7-0, NR
23, Kennesaw State, 5-2, 23
24, Georgia, 5-1, NR
25, Oregon State, 5-3, NR

Dropped Out: Stanford, Oklahoma State, Cal State Fullerton

 

Collegiate Baseball Top 30
Feb. 23, 2015

Rank, Team (2015 Record), Points, Previous
1. Texas Christian (6-1), 494, 1
2. Virginia (7-0), 493, 3
3. LSU (6-1), 491, 4
4. Vanderbilt (4-2), 489, 2
5. Florida (6-1), 487, 5
6. Houston (6-1), 484, 6
7. Texas Tech. (8-1), 483, 7
8. UCLA (6-1), 481, 8
9. Arizona St. (4-3), 477, 9
10, Oklahoma St. (4-3), 474, 10
11, Texas (7-2), 472, 12
12, Rice (5-3), 470, 13
13, Oregon (7-1), 469, 17
14, Mississippi St. (8-0), 467, 18
15, South Carolina (6-1), 465, 20
16, U.C. Santa Barbara (6-1), 462, 16
17, Central Florida (7-0), 458, NR
18, Georgia (5-1), 456, NR
19, Texas A&M (7-0), 454, NR
20, Maryland (5-1), 451, 27
21, North Carolina (4-2), 450, 19
22, Florida St. (4-3), 447, 11
23, Miami, Fla. (5-3), 445, 14
24, Louisville (3-3), 443, 15
25, Baylor (5-2), 441, 21
26, Illinois (6-0-1), 438, 26
27, Georgia Tech. (5-2), 435, 28
28, Kennesaw St. (5-2), 432, 29
29, Southern California (8-0), 430, NR
30, Nevada (7-0), 427, NR

 

2015 NCBWA Division I Poll
Feb. 23, 2015

Rank School, Record, Pvs.
1. Virginia, 7-0, 1
2. TCU, 6-1, 2
3. Florida, 6-1, 5
4. LSU, 6-1, 4
5. Vanderbilt, 4-2, 3
6. Houston, 6-1, 6
7. UCLA, 6-1, 7
8. Texas, 7-2, 9
9. Texas Tech, 8-1, 8
10. South Carolina, 6-1, 12
11. Rice, 5-3, 14
12. Oregon, 7-1, 18
13. Miami, 5-3, 11
14. North Carolina, 4-2, 13
15. Mississippi State, 8-0, 20
16. Oklahoma State, 4-3, 16
17. Louisville, 3-3, 10
18. Maryland, 5-1, 19
19. Texas A&M, 7-0, 22
20. Arizona State, 4-3, 17
21. UCF, 7-0, 26
22. Florida State, 4-3, 15
23. Ole Miss, 4-2, 21
24. Kennesaw State, 5-2, 25
25. Alabama, 4-2, 23
26. UC Santa Barbara, 6-1, NR
27. Illinois, 6-0-1, NR
28. Baylor, 5-2, 27
29. Dallas Baptist, 6-1, NR
30. Florida Atlantic, 6-1, NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (6-2), Arkansas (4-2), Arkansas State (4-2), Cal State Fullerton (2-5), Cal State Northridge (8-1), California (5-3), Clemson (4-2), Coastal Carolina (5-2), College of Charleston (4-2), Creighton (4-1), Duke (5-1), Georgia (5-1), Georgia Tech (5-2), Grand Canyon (7-0), Indiana (3-3), Liberty (3-3), Loyola Marymount (5-2), Missouri (7-1), Nevada (7-0), Notre Dame (7-1), Oklahoma (6-4), Oregon State (5-3), San Diego State (7-1), South Florida (4-2-1), Southern California (8-0), Stanford (3-4), Tennessee (2-2), Tulane (6-1), UAB (6-0), UNC Wilmington (6-0), UNLV (5-2), Wofford (7-0).

Dropped out: Cal State Fullerton (24), Arkansas (28), Indiana (29), Liberty (30).