Softball Faces Kent St. for Midweek Matchup
BATON ROUGE – After a 4-1 weekend in the LSU Invitational, the seventh-ranked LSU softball team is back at Tiger Park for a midweek matchup against Kent St. Tuesday at 5 p.m. CT (game time moved up from 6 p.m. due to weather forecast).
All five of LSU’s games this weekend will be streamed online through SEC Network+ and WatchESPN with Lyn Rollins and Yvette Girouard.
The Tigers picked up victories over Michigan, CSUN and Memphis last weekend. Shelbi Sunseri picked up two victories in the circle and also contributed at the plate, hitting .500 and tallying six RBI, 14 total bases and two home runs.
Freshmen Shelby Wickersham and Ali Kilponen both tossed shutout victories. Wickersham shutout and faced the minimum number of batters against Michigan, while Kilponen recorded her second win on the year, a five-inning shutout over CSUN.
Aliyah Andrews led the Tigers at the plate with a .538 batting average. She tallied seven hits and five stolen bases. She now has 13 stolen bases on the season.
Series Record Against…
LSU leads the all-time series 1-0. The last time the Tigers was in 1997. The Tigers took down Golden Flashes 4-2 on March 2, 1997.
Scouting the Opposition
Kent State comes into the midweek matchup with a 6-4 record after a 3-2 weekend at the Baylor Invitational. The Golden Flashes claimed two wins over Baylor and a win over North Texas but fell to ULL and North Texas.
The Golden Flashes are led by Kaitlyn Miller, who is hitting .387 with eight RBI, a .548 slugging percentage and a .424 on-base percentage. In the circle, Andrea Scali is undefeated with a 6-0 record. She owns three shutouts, a 0.41 ERA and has tallied 53 strikeouts in 34.0 innings of work.
As a team, the Golden Flashes are hitting .295. They have recorded four home runs, 16 doubles, but have struck out 50 times on the season. Their opponents have outscored them 43-42.
What’s On Deck
The Tigers continue its home stand with the Purple & Gold Challenge March 1-3. The Tigers play host to USC Upstate, Illinois State, Stephen F. Austin and Indiana. The Tigers open up the weekend with USC Upstate at 5 p.m. on Friday.
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