Overall Record: 10-1
Last Week’s Results (4-0)
Feb. 28 (Tue.) – at Texas (W,3-0)
March 3 (Fri.) – BUTLER (W, 12-2)
March 4 (Sat.) – CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE (W, 26-4 – 7 innings)
March 5 (Sun.) – CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE (W, 13-0 – 7 innings)
This Week’s Schedule
March 6 (Mon.) – BUTLER, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 8 (Wed.) – LAMAR, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 10 (Fri.) – SAMFORD, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 11 (Sat.) – SAMFORD, 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
March 12 (Sun.) – SAMFORD, 1 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
LSU won all of its four games last week and Tigers enter this week riding a five-game win streak … LSU batted .341 (42-for-123) in its four games last week with 13 doubles, one triple and seven homers, and the Tigers outscored their opponents, 54-6 … LSU’s 26-4 win on Saturday over Central Connecticut State marked the most runs scored by the Tigers since a 27-0 victory over Northwestern State on May 13, 2014 … the LSU pitching staff posted a 1.41 ERA in four games last week, limiting opponents to just 16 hits and a .147 batting average … LSU also recorded shutouts at Texas on Tuesday and versus Central Connecticut State on Sunday.
Junior right-hander Paul Skenes improved to 3-0 this season as he defeated Butler on Friday in a dominating six-inning outing … he limited Butler to no runs on one hit with no walks and a career-high 13 strikeouts, firing 80 pitches in the outing … he allowed a two-out single in the first inning, then retired 16 straight Butler hitters to complete his outing … his 13 Ks represented the most by an LSU pitcher since March 2, 2018, when Zack Hess recorded 13 strikeouts against Toledo … Skenes has a 0.50 cumulative ERA this season in 18 innings, allowing only one run on six hits with three walks and 36 strikeouts … he is limiting opponents to a .100 batting average.
Sophomore Tommy White batted .583 (7-for-12) in LSU’s four wins last week with three doubles, two homers, eight RBI and five runs … he also walked twice and was hit by three pitches, posting a .706 on-base percentage … in the Tigers’ win over Central Connecticut State on Saturday, White was 3-for-3 with one double, two homers, five RBI and three runs … White raised his cumulative average to .370, and he has collected four doubles, two homers and nine RBI in eight games this season.
Graduate second baseman Gavin Dugas launched a three-run homer Tuesday night in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Tigers to a 3-0 win at Texas … Dugas collected one double, two homers and eight RBI last week in LSU’s four-game span … graduate Cade Beloso was 4-for-4 as a pinch hitter last week with one double, two homers and seven RBI … junior first baseman/outfielder Tre’ Morgan hit .417 (5-for-12) last week with two doubles, two RBI and six runs, and junior centerfielder Dylan Crews produced two doubles, one homer and six RBI last week.
Junior right-hander Ty Floyd improved to 2-0 this season as he defeated Central Connecticut State on Saturday in his first start of the year … Floyd limited the Blue Devils to one run on three hits in 5.2 innings with one walk and six strikeouts … left-hander Nate Ackenhausen earned two relief wins last week, including a brilliant outing at Texas on Tuesday night … Ackenhausen worked 3.1 shutout innings against the Longhorns, allowing just one hit with one walk and four strikeouts … he also earned the win on Sunday versus Central Connecticut State, entering the contest in the fourth inning with the bases loaded and two outs – he recorded a strikeout to end the inning and pitched a perfect fifth inning to secure the victory.