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Friday, December 09, 2022

Preview: Nicholas Col. (24-16) at No. 16 LSU Fighting Tigers (29-14)

Lsu Baseball Walkoff Wins

date and time
• Tuesday, May 3 @ 6:30 pm CT

stadium
• Alex Box Stadium, Skip Burtman Field (10326)

Ranking
• LSU – No. 16 NCAA RPI, No. 19 USA Today, No. 20 D1 Baseball
• NIC – Unreserved

radio
• LSU Sports Radio Network Affiliate
• Live audio at www.LSUsports.net/live; Live Stats at www.LSUstats.com

online
• SEC Network+ for the game. will be streamed live on

LSU Series Record Vs. Nichols
LSU led the all-time series with Nichols 57–24, including two wins over the Colons last season by scores of 14–0 (February 27) and 5–4 (March 3) at Alex Box Stadium… The Tigers have won 30 of the last 33 meetings with the Colons… Nichols’ only win in his last 33 games was a 4-2 win at LSU Thibodaux in 2020; 6-3 win at Baton Rouge in 2015; and a 3-1 win in 2009, also in Baton Rouge.

Quoting Coach Jay Johnson
“(Nicholas coach) Mike Silva is doing a great job, he’s got a lot of experienced players, and they’re fighting to win their league championship. They’ll come here and play well and we’ll do the best they can. They have a very aggressive style of play, they bat well, and they will try to do that tomorrow night.”

about tigers
• LSU posted an SEC series win over NCAA RPI No. 4 Georgia last weekend at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Burtman Field … LSU is No. 16 in the Official NCAA RPI Rankings this week … Tigers of Nichols at 6:30 p.m. host CT Tuesday, and LSU begins Week 8 of SEC Play in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at 6 p.m. CT Friday. , Texas A&M and Georgia.
• Sophomore third baseman Jacob Berry led LSU to a series win over No. 4 RPi Georgia, batting .462 (6-for-13) in three games with a double, a homer and three RBIs… Berry scored a Also posted .500-base percentage and .769 slack percentage in the series… with LSU behind Georgia, 3-2, entering the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday, Berry starting the Tigers’ return single with Key and scored when Cade Doughty followed up with a two-run walk-off homer… Berry also launched a three-run homer in the seventh inning on Saturday, extending Georgia’s 8-4 lead to 8-7 Reduced… Berry is batting at a team-high .368 this season, and he leads LSU in hits (63) and homers (14), and he is second in the club in RBIs (43). Is.
• Second baseman Cade Doughty hit a walk-off for the second straight weekend on Sunday as his two-run homer at the bottom of the ninth inning gave LSU a 4-3 win over Georgia … Doughty also walked- Off took a single at the bottom of the 10th inning to beat Missouri on April 22… LSU made it home nine times in the Georgia series last weekend – centerfielder Dylan Crews hit three dingers, including two in Sunday’s win… True Freshman leftfielder Josh Stevenson’s three-run homer on Saturday was the first dinger of his career.
• LSU is near the top of the SEC in several offensive categories, including batting average (No. 3 – .291); slugging percentage (No. 2 – .517); Percentage on Base (No. 2 – .404); scored (number 2 – 338); RBI (No. 2 – 318); doubles (No. 2 – 87); Home runs (No. 4 – 76) and total bases (No. 3 – 757) … LSU’s batsmen have been hit off the pitch 82 times through 43 games of the regular season; The Tigers are No. 8 in the nation in hit-by-pitch and No. 1 in the SEC, and the next closest SEC team in that category is Missouri with 70 HBP.
• Senior right-hander Ma’khail Hilliard improved his previous 12 career decisions to 12-0 as he beat No. 4 RPi Georgia on Friday night… Hilliard beat the Bulldogs for two runs on eight hits in six innings He was restricted to two runs in six innings. Three walks and seven strikeouts… Hilliard has not lost a decision for Mississippi State at the SEC tournament in Hoover, Ala., since May 22, 2019. …he worked two base-loaded jams into Friday night’s win, including one in the first. Innings and one in the fourth… He recorded back-to-back strikeouts to avoid a first-innings position… Hilliard retired seven of the last eight batsmen faced in securing the win.. He is now 5-0 this season with 3.57. ERA and 50 strikes in 53 innings.
• True freshman right-hander Samuel Dutton delivered the longest outing of his career on Sunday, working his first 4.2 innings against Georgia … Dutton restricted the Bulldogs to two runs for four hits without a walk and four strikes , and he fired a total of 65 pitches.
• LSU is near the top of the SEC in several categories, including pitching staff ERA (No. 4 – 3.68); opponent batting average (No. 4 – .229); Fewest runs allowed (No. 4 – 196); the shortest earned runs allowed (No. 4 – 156); Fewest hits allowed (numbers 4 -332) and fewest runs allowed (numbers 4 – 150).

about the colonel
• Nichols is 24-16 on aggregate, and the Col. 11-7 in the Southland Conference… Nichols recorded a 2-1 series win over New Orleans in Thibodaux, LA last weekend.
• Col. is hitting .267 as a team with 48 doubles, eight triples and 32 homers, and has stolen 56 bases in 81 attempts… Nichols’ pitching staff has 4.53 ERAs with 278 strikeouts in 343.2 innings .
• Nicolas is led by Edgar Alvarez, hitting .300 with eight homers and 42 RBI… Alec Paz has seven homers and 24 RBI, and Zane Washington has six homers and 25 RBI.

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