LSU Travels to Southeastern Louisiana for Midweek Contest
BATON ROUGE – The No. 12 LSU Softball team will take a break from conference play for midweek action at Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT in North Oak Park.
The game will stream live on ESPN+ with Hall of Famer Yvette Girouard and Jack Benjamin on the call. Live stats will also e available for the game at LSUStats.com.
About the Tigers
LSU comes off a 2-1 start to conference play last weekend at No. 22 Tennessee. The Tigers claimed game one, 2-1 in eight innings, fell in game two 4-3 in eight innings and claimed an 11-3 five-inning rubber match win to claim the series. This season, the Tigers have played 13 games against Top 25 opponents and are 6-7 in those games.
At the plate, the Tigers are hitting .274 and averaging 5.27 runs per game. Aliyah Andrews leads the team with a .403 mark and is 12-of-13 in stolen bases. Taylor Pleasants is second on the team at the plate with a .329 batting average. She leads the team in RBI with 23 and has 10 extra base hits, including five doubles and five home runs.
In the circle, the staff has a 2.34 ERA and is holding their opponents to a .232 batting average. Shelbi Sunseri leads the team with a 1.02 ERA and has a 4-2 record. She owns 33 strikeouts in 41.1 innings of work. Ali Kilponen leads the team with 37 strikeouts in 31.2 innings.
The Lions enter Tuesday’s game on a four-game winning streak after opening Southland conference play with as series sweep of Lamar last weekend. They are hitting .285 on the year with Lindsey Rizzo leading the way at .420. Rizzo leads the Southland with 29 hits. Southeaster leads the Southland in stolen bases with 75 on the year. Aeriyl Mass has a team-leading 16 in 22 games.
In the circle, the Lions have a staff ERA of 4.63. Heather Zumo is 7-2 with a 2.18 ERA and MC Comeaux is 5-4 with a 5.25 ERA. Zumo leads the team with 55 strikeouts in 57.2 innings and is holding her opponents to a .212 average. As a staff, the Lions have struck out at total of 104 batters and hold their opponents to a .269 average at the plate.
The Tigers lead the all-time series with the Lions, 21-1.
What’s on Deck
The Tigers will be back in Tiger Park this weekend for some conference action, playing host to SEC foe Texas A&M Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Saturday’s game will start at 6 p.m. and stream live on SECN+. Sunday and Monday’s game will being at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively, airing live on SEC Network with Michele Smith and Mark Neely on the call.
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