New Orleans Privateers (21-14) at LSU Tigers (22-15)

• Tuesday, April 16 @ 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
• Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field (10,326)
• LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates
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• Tuesday’s game will be streamed on SEC Network +

• LSU leads the all-time series with New Orleans, 64-37, including a 16-0 victory last season (March 14) for the Tigers in Baton Rouge … the Tigers have won 13 of the past 16 matchups between the schools … ninth-year UNO head coach Blake Dean played at LSU from 2007-10 as an outfielder/first baseman, earning 2008 first-team all-America honors and helping lead the Tigers to the 2009 College World Series title.

“”I will do everything and continue to do everything possible to put our players in a position to win and put LSU in a position to win. I want to win every game that we play, and so I’m going to do what is needed to win every game that we play.”

• LSU’s series last weekend at No. 4 Tennessee marked the fourth straight week the Tigers faced a Top 10 team in an SEC series … the Tigers also faced No. 6 Florida, No. 1 Arkansas and No. 6 Vanderbilt during that four-week stretch … LSU plays at Missouri this weekend, marking the Tigers’ fourth road series in the first six weeks of SEC play … LSU is the only school in the league having to play four of its first six conference series on the road.

• Junior third baseman Tommy White hit .462 (6-for-13) last weekend in the Tennessee series with one double, one homer, four RBI and one run … for the entire four-game week, including Tuesday’s win over McNeese, White hit .467 (7-for-15) with one double, one homer, four RBI and two runs … White is batting .302 in SEC games with one double, eight homers, 17 RBI and 14 runs, and he’s hitting a team-high .336 overall with five doubles, 12 homers, 33 RBI and 34 runs.

• Graduate catcher/DH Hayden Travinski batted .417 (5-for-12) in the Tennessee series with one homer, one RBI and one run … he raised his cumulative batting average to .310, and he’s produced eight doubles, nine homers, 32 RBI and 29 runs this season.

• Freshman outfielder Ashton Larson hit .364 (4-for-11) in the Tennessee series with two doubles and one run scored … Larson is now batting .357 (10-for-28) in SEC games with three doubles, two homers, four RBI and six runs.

• Junior right-hander Luke Holman delivered an excellent performance on Saturday at Tennessee, holding the SEC’s top offensive team without a hit for the first 5.1 innings of his outing … Holman worked a total of 5.2 innings, allowing just two runs on two hits with three walks and four strikeouts … he is 6-2 this season with a 2.15 ERA in 50.1 innings, recording 16 walks and 75 strikeouts.

• Junior shortstop Michael Braswell III continues to lead LSU in hitting in SEC games (min. 30 at-bats), batting .333 (15-for-45) in 15 league contests with six doubles, three RBI and eight runs scored.

• Sophomore left-hander Griffin Herring leads the Tigers in ERA in SEC games with a 1.15 mark in five league appearances … he’s worked 15.2 innings in conference games, posting one win, two saves, four walks and 24 strikeouts.

• Sophomore right-hander Aiden Moffett made two relief appearances in the Tennessee series, marking his first career action in an SEC game … he pitched on Friday and Sunday, working a total of 2.1 innings and allowing one run on two hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

• UNO is 6-3 in Southland Conference games this season; the Privateers completed a three-game sweep of Bluefield State, an NCAA Division II school, last weekend in a non-conference series at UNO’s Maestri Field in New Orleans.
• UNO is hitting .298 as a team with 69 doubles, 14 triples, 42 home runs and 36 steaks in 42 attempts … the Privateers’ pitching staff has a 5.83 cumulative ERA with 261 strikeouts in 292.0 innings, and UNO has allowed 47 home runs.
• Former LSU outfielder Mitchell Sanford, a 2021 letterman for the Tigers, is UNO’s leading hitter, batting .400 with 15 doubles, three triples, 11 homers and 47 RBI.