March 29 Baseball Rankings, Report

by Bill Franques | Sr. Associate Communications Director
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March 29 Baseball Rankings, Report

LSU Baseball Report – March 29, 2021
Overall Record:
 16-8 (1-5 SEC) 
 
Last Week’s Results
March 26 (Fri.) – at # 9 Tennessee (L, 1-3)
March 27 (Sat.) – at # 9 Tennessee (L, 8-9 – 11 innings)
March 28 (Sun.) – at # 9 Tennessee (L, 2-3 – 8 innings)

This Week’s Schedule
March 30 (Tue.) – SOUTH ALABAMA, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
April 1 (Thu.) – # 1 VANDERBILT, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
April 2 (Fri.) – # 1 VANDERBILT, 8 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
April 3 (Sat.) – # 1 VANDERBILT, 2 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)

Notes on the Tigers
LSU junior right-hander Landon Marceaux saw his streak of 33.2 straight innings without allowing an earned run end in Friday’s game at Tennessee … Marceaux, whose streak began during his final appearance of the 2020 season, pitched five innings on Friday and gave up two runs – one earned –  on three hits with three walks and nine strikeouts … Marceaux has a 0.26 ERA this season in 35 innings with nine walks and 44 strikeouts, and he’s limiting opponents to a .144 batting average; he is No. 2 in the SEC in ERA, No. 4 in opponent batting average and No. 9 in strikeouts … junior right-hander AJ Labas delivered a quality start for LSU in Sunday’s game at Tennessee, working seven innings and allowing just two runs on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts … freshman first baseman Tre’ Morgan hit .429 (6-for-14) in the Tennessee series with three doubles, one homer, two RBI and three runs scored … Morgan collected a career-best five hits in Saturday’s game, including three doubles and a homer … Morgan tied the LSU single-game record for doubles (3), which has been set on numerous occasions, the last time by Kramer Robertson versus Georgia on March 17, 2017 … Morgan leads the SEC in runs scored (30 – tied with LSU RF Dylan Crews) and in doubles (12), and he is No. 4 in on-base percentage (.483), No. 5 in stolen bases (7), and No. 10 in on-base percentage (.660) … junior leftfielder Gavin Dugas launched two homers and drove in four runs in the Tennessee series – he is No. 3 in the SEC with 30 RBI, and he’s No. 9 in total bases (57) … freshman rightfielder Dylan Crews leads the SEC in base hits (36), runs scored (30 – tied with LSU 1B Tre’ Morgan) and total bases (67) … Crews is also No. 3 in home runs (8 – tied with LSU 3B Cade Doughty), No. 6 in on-base percentage (.479), No. 6 in slugging percentage (.691) and No. 6 in walks (18) … sophomore third baseman Cade Doughty is No. 3 in the SEC in home runs (8 – tied with LSU RF Dylan Crews), No. 5 in RBI (27) and No. 5 in slugging percentage (.707) … LSU continues to lead the nation in home runs with 42 on the year; Arkansas and Southern Illinois are No. 2 in the nation with 40, and Old Dominion (36 HR) and Dallas Baptist (35 RH) round out the top five.

USA TODAY SPORTS TOP 25 BASEBALL COACHES POLL – 3/29/2021

Rank, School (record), Points, Last Week’s Rank, First-Place Votes
1, Vanderbilt (19-3), 789, 1, 23
2, Arkansas (19-3), 773, 2, 9
3, Mississippi (20-4), 729, 3, 0
4, Texas Tech (19-4), 701, 6, 0
5, Louisville (16-6), 616, 7, 0
6, Tennessee (21-4), 595, 9, 0
7, Mississippi State (17-7), 576, 4, 0
8, Texas (17-7), 550, 10, 0
9, UCLA (15-7), 487, 11, 0
10, Georgia Tech (13-7), 469, 13, 0
11, TCU (16-7), 461, 12, 0
12, East Carolina (17-5), 441, 8, 0
13, Florida (16-8), 402, 5, 0
14, Notre Dame (11-4), 380, 14, 0
15, South Carolina (16-6), 365, 23, 0
16, Oklahoma State (15-6), 338, 17, 0
17, Oregon State (16-5), 244, 20, 0
18, Miami (12-8), 204, 22, 0
19, Louisiana Tech (17-6), 200, NR, 0
20, Oregon (12-6), 182, 15, 0
21, Arizona (16-7), 156, NR, 0
22, Florida State (12-8), 135, 21, 0
23, Michigan (11-4), 92, 19, 0
24, Stanford (14-3), 67, NR, 0
25, LSU (16-8), 66, 16, 0

Dropped out: No. 18 Pittsburgh (12-8); No. 24 Alabama (15-9); No. 25 North Carolina (13-7).

Others receiving votes: Arizona State (15-5) 59; Virginia Tech (13-8) 57; Pittsburgh (12-8) 43; North Carolina (13-7) 38; UC Santa Barbara (15-7) 31; Southern Illinois (19-3) 29; Georgia (16-7) 26; San Diego (17-4) 20; Old Dominion (17-5) 17; Indiana (11-3) 13; Virginia (10-13) 10; Kentucky (17-4) 8; Alabama (15-9) 8; UC Irvine (14-7) 7; Liberty (16-6) 5; Indiana State (11-6) 4; Western Carolina (13-4) 3; Texas A&M (17-9) 2; San Diego State (13-6) 1; Baylor (13-10) 1.