Softball Hosts LSU Round Robin This Weekend

by Chelsey Chamberlain | Assistant Communications Director
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Softball Hosts LSU Round Robin This Weekend

BATON ROUGE – The No. 5/4 LSU Softball team will host the LSU Round Robin this weekend, welcoming in Campbell and Illinois State Friday through Sunday. For a full tournament schedule, click here.

All four of LSU’s games this weekend will stream online through SEC Network+ with Hall of Famers Lyn Rollins and Yvette Girouard on the call. All four games will also be available via live stats at LSUStats.com.

LSU Round Robin Schedule
March 6 – vs. Campbell, 6 p.m., SEC Network+
March 7 – vs. Campbell, 1:30 p.m., SEC Network+
March 7 – vs. Illinois State, 4 p.m., SEC Network+
March 8 – vs. Illinois State, 1 p.m., SEC Network+

About the Tigers
LSU goes into the weekend with a 16-3 overall record. The Tigers are coming off a 3-2 weekend after beating No. 25 Texas Tech, Cal and Colorado State. The Tigers fell to No. 2 Washington and LMU.

LSU has the No. 1 ERA in the nation at 0.95 with Shelby Wickersham leading the way at 0.25. Georgia Clark leads the team with a .409 batting average. She owns 18 hits, four doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI. Wickersham is 4-1 with 25 strikeouts in 28.1 innings of work.

Against the Field
– Campbell – The Tigers lead the all-time series 2-0, facing the Camels in a doubleheader on March 6, 2010. The Tigers took game one 8-0 in five innings and claimed game two 2-1 in eight innings. This will be the first time Beth Torina will face the Camels.

– Illinois State – The Tigers lead the all-time series 5-0 against the Red Birds, all games coming under Torina. The Tigers faced them last season, coming out on top 6-2.

Scouting the Opposition
Campbell
The Camels go into the weekend with a 10-10 record. They are coming off a loss to College of Charleston last Sunday. They were supposed to face ULL on Wednesday but due to weather, the game was cancelled. Destini England leads the team with a .392 average at the plate. She owns 29 hits in 20 games with 17 runs scored, a double, two triples and four RBI. In the circle, the Camels are led by Georgeanna Barefoot. She owns a 1.97 earned run average and is 5-4 with four shutouts. She has struck out 74 batters in 64 innings of work. 

Illinois State
The Red Birds are 9-9 on the year and are coming off a 12-1 five-inning loss to Western Kentucky last Sunday. Mack Leonard is leading the team at the plate with a .415 average. She has 27 hits, 18 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples and six home runs. She has tallied 17 RBI. In the circle, Morgan Day leads the team with a 2.86 ERA. She is 5-4 with a total of 94 strikeouts in 58.2 innings of work.

What’s On Deck
The Tigers will face off against South Alabama next Tuesday, March 10 in Tiger Park at 6 p.m. before hitting the road for their first SEC weekend at South Carolina March 13-15.  

Fan Central
– We will still have an entry gate behind centerfield for those of you that have general admission seating for the Tiger Park Terrance or Outfield Bleachers, but it will be moved slightly to the south behind The Mike.  This entrance will open 1.5 hours prior to all LSU games.  It will not be open for non-LSU games.

– We now have permanent restrooms behind centerfield and attached to The Mike.  These restrooms will be open 3 hours prior to the first pitch of all LSU games and one hour prior for tournament games that do not include LSU.  The soccer restrooms will not be open to the public this season.  We encourage you to tailgate in the grass areas on the west side of the Soccer Complex behind their bleachers and main entrance. 

– For select home games, LSU Concessions will offer an enhanced menu that includes Chicken Tenders, Fresh Cooked Burgers Dressed (Lettuce, Tomato, Onion), Fries, Fresh Boudin Links and Jambalaya.  Catfish Baskets will be served on Lenten Fridays.   

– Addition of beer and wine sales at all home games – graphic attached.  Sales will end at the top of the 5th inning. Service limit – 2 per person.  Alcohol will be poured into a cup. 

– Guest Services hotline number 225-578-4085.

– Follow @LSUgameops on Twitter for game time and weather updates throughout the season. 

– Due to the chance of high temperatures throughout the season, we will allow one factory sealed bottle of water per person to enter Tiger Park.  There are also water fountains on the concourse if you would like to refill your bottle during the game. 

Ticket Info
Tickets for the 2020 LSU Softball season are now on sale through the LSU Ticket Office and online at LSUtix.net. For more information on the 2020 softball schedule, click here

For more information about Dinner on the Deck, the Mobile Grass Pass and Monthly Subscriptions, click here.