May 1 Baseball National Rankings, Report

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May 1 Baseball National Rankings, Report

Overall Record: 30-15
SEC: 13-8

Last Week’s Results (3-1)
April 25 (Tue.) – at Tulane (L, 6-9)
April 27 (Thu.) – at Alabama (W, 8-2)
April 28 (Fri.) – at Alabama (W, 7-4)
April 29 (Sat.) – at Alabama (W, 4-3 – 11 innings)

This Week’s Schedule
May 5 (Fri.) – SOUTH CAROLINA, 7 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
May 6 (Sat.) – SOUTH CAROLINA, 7 p.m. CT (SEC Network)
May 7 (Sun.) – SOUTH CAROLINA, 2 p.m. CT (ESPN)

Notes on the Tigers
LSU won three of four games last week, including a three-game SEC series sweep at Alabama … the Tigers improved to 13-8 in league play and are just one game out of first place in both the SEC Western Division and SEC overall standings … junior rightfielder Greg Deichmann batted .400 (6-for-16) in the Tigers’ four games last week with two homers, seven RBI, three runs and two stolen bases … in LSU’s series sweep at Alabama, Deichmann hit .417 (5-for-12) with one homer, four RBI, two runs and two stolen bases, and he threw an Alabama runner out at the plate from right field … Deichmann collected a career-high four hits in Friday’s win over the Crimson Tide, driving in two runs … he gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead in the first inning of Game 3 on Saturday, blasting his 15th homer of the season … Deichmann leads LSU this season in batting average (.343), home runs (15) and RBI (53) … junior catcher Michael Papierski enjoyed a very productive series at Alabama with three hits – including one double and one homer – three RBI, one run, five walks, two steals and a .600 on-base percentage … Papierski launched a solo homer in the top of the ninth inning Friday to expand LSU’s lead from 6-4 to 7-4, and he lined the game-winning RBI single in the top of the 11th inning on Saturday in an 4-3 LSU victory … senior left-hander Jared Poche’ posted the 34th victory of his LSU career on Friday at Alabama, limiting the Crimson Tide to four runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings with one walk and two strikeouts … Poche’, who has a 34-12 career mark, moved into third place on the all-time LSU wins list with Friday’s victory; he now trails only second-place Lane Mestepey (36 wins, 2001-05) and first-place Scott Schultz (38 wins, 1992-95) in the Tigers’ career annals … junior right-hander Alex Lange delivered an excellent performance in defeating Alabama on Thursday night, allowing two runs on eight hits in 7.1 innings with one walk and 10 strikeouts … freshman left-hander Nick Bush pitched in three of LSU’s four games last week, working a combined 3.1 scoreless innings and allowing just one hit with one walk and three strikeouts … senior right-hander Hunter Newman also made three appearances last week, working a combined three scoreless innings and allowing two hits with one walk and three strikeouts … Newman earned the save in Friday’s win over the Crimson Tide, his sixth save of the season and the 18th of his career … freshman right-hander Zack Hess delivered a dominant relief effort in Friday’s win at Alabama, allowing no hits in 2.2 scoreless innings with one walk and five strikeouts … sophomore right-hander Caleb Gilbert was superb in relief on Saturday, working three scoreless innings against the Crimson Tide with no hits, one walk and two strikeouts.

 

Baseball America Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1. Oregon State, 34-4, 1
2. Louisville, 38-6, 2
3. North Carolina, 36-9, 3
4. Auburn, 32-14, 5
5. Texas Tech, 36-12, 7
6. Kentucky, 31-14, 10
7. TCU, 31-11, 4
8. Long Beach State, 28-14, 9
9. Mississippi State, 30-16, 8
10. Clemson, 34-11, 6
11. Florida, 30-13, 11
12. Virginia, 35-11, 12
13. Stanford, 27-12, 18
14. Cal State Fullerton, 26-15, 14
15. LSU, 30-15, 15
16. Texas A&M, 32-13, 19
17. Wake Forest, 30-13, 17
18. Arkansas, 34-12, 16
19. Arizona, 27-15, 13
20. Southern Miss, 34-12, NR
21. Michigan, 33-10, 23
22. St. John’s, 31-7, 22
23. Maryland, 29-13, 21
24. USF, 34-10, NR
25. Texas, 30-16, NR

Dropped out: Houston (20), Mercer (24), West Virginia (25)

 

Perfect Game Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previor
1, Oregon State, 34-4, 1
2, Louisville, 38-6, 2
3, North Carolina, 36-9, 3
4, Texas Tech, 36-12, 6
5, Florida, 30-13, 7
6, Kentucky, 31-14, 8
7, Virginia, 35-11, 9
8, Auburn, 32-14, 10
9, Clemson, 34-11, 4
10, TCU, 31-11, 5
11, Long Beach State, 28-14, 13
12, LSU, 30-15, 15
13, Stanford, 27-12, 18
14, Mississippi State, 30-16, 11
15, Cal State Fullerton, 26-15, 17
16, Arkansas, 34-12, 14
17, Michigan, 33-10, 20
18, South Florida, 34-10, 22
19, Texas A&M, 32-13, NR
20, Houston, 28-15, 12
21, Arizona, 27-15, 16
22, Maryland, 29-13, 19
23, Wake Forest, 30-13, 23
24, Southern Miss, 34-12, 25
25, Missouri State, 30-13, NR

Dropped Out: Mercer (21), South Carolina (24).

 

D1Baseball.com Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1, Oregon State, 34-4, 1
2, Louisville, 38-6, 2
3, North Carolina, 36-9, 4
4, Kentucky, 31-14, 6
5, Auburn, 32-14, 7
6, Texas Tech, 36-12, 8
7, Florida, 30-13, 9
8, Clemson, 34-11, 3
9, TCU, 31-11, 5
10, Long Beach State, 28-14, 11
11, Mississippi State, 30-16, 10
12, LSU, 30-15, 13
13, Virginia, 35-11, 14
14, Stanford, 27-12, 20
15, Texas A&M, 32-13, 19
16, CS Fullerton, 26-15, 16
17, Michigan, 33-10, 17
18, Arkansas, 34-12, 15
19, Arizona, 27-15, 12
20, St. John’s, 31-7, 18
21, Wake Forest, 30-13, 21
22, Southern Miss, 34-12, 25
23, Loyola Marymount, 30-14, NR
24, Texas, 30-16, NR
25, South Florida, 34-10, NR

Dropped Out
22, Maryland, 29-13
23, Houston, 28-15
24, UL Lafayette, 27-17