March 2 LSU Baseball Report

by Bill Franques | Sr. Associate Communications Director
March 2 LSU Baseball Report

LSU Baseball Report – March 2, 2020
Overall Record:

Last Week’s Results (2-2) 
Feb. 26 (Wed.) – LOUISIANA TECH (W, 7-1)
Feb. 28 (Fri.) – vs. Texas (W, 4-3)
Feb. 29 (Sat.) – vs. Baylor (L, 4-6)
March 1 (Sun.) – vs. Oklahoma (L, 0-1)

This Week’s Schedule
March 3 (Tue.) – SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network +)
March 4 (Wed.) – GRAMBLING, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 6 (Fri.) – UMASS LOWELL, 7 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 7 (Sat.) – UMASS LOWELL, 4 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 8 (Sun.) – UMASS LOWELL, 2 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)

Notes on the Tigers
LSU split four games last week with wins over Louisiana Tech and Texas, and losses to Baylor and No. 11 Oklahoma … the Tigers faced Texas, Baylor and Oklahoma in Houston at Minute Maid Park in the annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Collegiate Classic; the weekend marked LSU’s third appearance in the event since 2015 … LSU coach Paul Mainieri has 1,462 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 … Mainieri has 598 wins in his 14-season LSU tenure and is looking to become just the 12th coach in SEC history to reach the 600-win mark at a league school … LSU ranks No. 3 in the SEC this week in team ERA at 2.46 and No. 3 in opponent batting average at .182 … sophomore right-hander AJ Labas suffered a hard-luck loss to Oklahoma after turning in a brilliant effort … Labas worked eight innings and had a no-hitter through the first seven innings, but he gave up a lead-off home run to catcher Justin Mitchell in the eighth that proved to be the difference in the 1-0 OU win … Labas retired the next three batters in the eighth after the homer and completed the eight-inning outing with no walks and seven strikeouts on 90 pitches … Labas became the first LSU pitcher to fire seven straight hitless innings since 2017, when Jared Poche’ threw a complete-game seven-inning no-hitter against Army … sophomore right-hander Cole Henry posted a 2-1 record in his three February starts, recording a 1.80 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 15 innings … he limited opponents to a .200 batting average and gave up just one extra-base hit … Henry defeated Texas at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Friday, allowing only two earned runs on four hits in six innings with two walks and 10 strikeouts … Henry also earned a win in LSU’s season opener over Indiana, firing four scoreless innings while recording no walks and eight strikeouts … sophomore right-hander Jaden Hill earned his first LSU career save in Friday’s win over Texas with a dominating three-inning performance … Hill fired three scoreless frames, allowing no hits with one walk and six strikeouts, preserving the Tigers’ 4-3 victory … in three relief appearances this season, Hill has allowed no runs on one hit in 7.2 innings with five walks and 14 strikeouts … junior rightfielder Daniel Cabrera batted .500 (5-for-10) in LSU’s three games in Houston last weekend with one homer, two RBI and four runs scored … his two-run homer on Friday night versus Texas was the game-winning hit, as it erased a 3-2 Texas lead in the sixth inning and the Tigers went on to secure a 4-3 victory … for the entire four-game week, Cabrera hit .467 (7-for-15) with a .500 on-base percentage.