LSU Baseball Weekly Update

Tigers face La. Tech Wednesday before traveling to Houston for three games in Minute Maid Park

by Bill Franques | Sr. Associate Communications Director
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LSU Baseball Weekly Update

LSU Baseball Report – February 24, 2020
Overall Record:  5-3 

 
Last Week’s Results (3-2) 
Feb. 18 (Tue.) – SOUTHERN (W, 8-3)
Feb. 19 (Wed.) – at Nicholls (L, 2-4)
Feb. 21 (Fri.) – EASTERN KENTUCKY (L, 0-2)
Feb. 22 (Sat.) – EASTERN KENTUCKY (W, 6-3)
Feb. 23 (Sun.) – EASTERN KENTUCKY (W, 10-2)
 
This Week’s Schedule
Feb. 26 (Wed.) – LOUISIANA TECH, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
Feb. 28 (Fri.) – vs. Texas (Houston, Texas), 7 p.m. CT (CST and AT&T SportsNet)
Feb. 29 (Sat.) – vs. Baylor (Houston, Texas), 3 p.m. CT (CST and AT&T SportsNet)
March 1 (Sun.) – vs. Oklahoma (Houston, Texas), 11 a.m. CT (CST and AT&T SportsNet)
 
Notes on the Tigers
LSU won three of five games last week, including a weekend series victory over Eastern Kentucky … the Tigers will play this weekend in Houston at Minute Maid Park in the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, marking LSU’s third appearance in the event and first since 2017 … LSU will face Texas, Baylor and Oklahoma in the big-league ball park … sophomore right-hander Landon Marceaux fired a career-high eight innings last Saturday, blanking Eastern Kentucky by allowing only four hits with no walks and six strikeouts … Marceaux fired 80 pitches in the outing, 63 for strikes … he retired 11 straight hitters from the end of the second inning until the middle of the sixth … EKU’s only scoring threat against him came in the seventh after a lead-off single and a one-out double, but Marceaux pitched out of the jam with a groundout and a strikeout … sophomore first baseman Cade Beloso collected seven RBI in five games last week … in LSU’s series win over the weekend versus Eastern Kentucky, Beloso batted .455 (5-for-11) with one double and six RBI … in Saturday’s Game 2 win over EKU, he ripped a two-out, bases-loaded double in the bottom of the eighth inning, extending LSU’s lead from 3-0 to 6-0 in a game the Tigers eventually won by a 6-3 score … he was 3-for-3 in Sunday’s Game 3 win with three RBI … Beloso is batting a team-best .419 this season with three doubles, one triple, eight RBI, a .455 slugging percentage and a .581 on-base percentage … coach Paul Mainieri is just four wins shy of reaching the 600-win mark in his 14-season LSU career … sophomore right-hander AJ Labas earned his first win of the season on Sunday with a quality start against Eastern Kentucky … Labas, who missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury, pitched seven innings versus EKU, limiting the Colonels to two runs on four hits with one walk and six strikeouts … junior right-hander Devin Fontenot picked up his second save of the season on Saturday versus Eastern Kentucky, firing a perfect ninth inning to preserve a 6-3 win … Fontenot entered the game with no outs and runners on second and third before recording three straight outs with a groundout and two strikeouts … Mainieri has 1,460 victories in his 38-season collegiate career, and he is No. 2 on NCAA Division I Active Coaches wins list, trailing only Mike Fox of North Carolina, who has 1,481 career victories.