No. 11 Softball Hosts ULM in Midweek Match-Up
BATON ROUGE – The No. 11 LSU Softball team (18-11, 4-5 SEC) hosts in-state foe Louisiana-Monroe (10-13, 4-1 Sun Belt) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Tiger Park. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network+.
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About the Tigers
The Tigers are coming off a rough weekend of action at No. 5 Florida. LSU was swept by the Gators, but showed they wouldn’t stay down. After being shut out 5-0 in Game One, the Tigers were able to manufacture four runs in the fourth inning of Game Two to cut the Gator lead to 6-4. Florida picked up one more run for the final 7-4 score. It was a similar situation in Game Three. Down by seven, LSU pieced together three runs in the fourth and fifth innings to cut into the Gator lead but fell short 9-3.
The Tigers have played 16 games against Top 25 opponents and are 6-10 in those games.
At the plate, the Tigers are hitting .262 on the year and averaging 5.03 runs per game. Aliyah Andrews leads the team with a .340 mark and 25 runs scored and is 16-of-17 in stolen bases. Taylor Pleasants is second on the team at the plate with a .326 batting average to go along with 24 RBI, 18 runs scored and 11 extra base hits. Amanda Doyle leads the team with 25 RBI and seven home runs.
In the circle, the staff has a 2.65 ERA and is holding their opponents to a .241 batting average. Ali Kilponen holds the low ERA among the starters at 1.88 and has a team-leading 52 strikeouts in 48.1 innings. Shelbi Sunseri has 49 strikeouts and a 2.15 ERA over 58.2 innings.
Looking at 400: The Tigers next win will be LSU head coach Beth Torina‘s 400th victory at the helm of the Tigers. Torina is 399-169 in her 10th season in the Purple & Gold.
The Warhawks had an off weekend following a midweek loss to Southeastern Louisiana on March 24.
ULM is hitting .266 on the year and has scored 91 runs in 23 games, averaging 3.96 per game. Korie Kreps leads the team with a .379 batting average and nine doubles. Jayden Mount leads in RBI with 17 and runs scored with 17.
In the circle, the Warhawks have a team ERA of 4.76 and while opponents are batting .297 against them. Adrianna Chavarria leads the pitching staff with 28 strikeouts and seven starts.
The Tigers lead the all-time series with ULM, 12-0.
What’s on Deck
The Tigers continue this five-game homestand by hosting Ole Miss Thursday-Saturday for a three-game SEC series. Louisiana Tech will be the opponent on April 6 to close out the homestand. Ticket information for LSU home games is available at LSUtix.net. For a full schedule, click here.
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