Tigers host the Privateers Tuesday night at ‘The Box’

Tigers host the Privateers Tuesday night at ‘The Box’
(Source: Josh Auzenne)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - No. 20 LSU plays its last midweek game of the season Tuesday night against the UNO Privateers.

The Tigers (31-21, 15-12) have lost five of their last six games. They are currently tied for third in the SEC West with Texas A&M and four games back of Arkansas.

UNO (28-24, 12-15) has won five in a row and eight of its last 10 games.

First pitch from Alex Box Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m.

The Privateers average 6.0 runs per game and are hitting .262, with 90 doubles, 11 triples, and 36 home runs.

UNO’s’ Leading Hitters:

  • Gaige Howard: .343 batting average, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, and 28 RBI
  • Collin Morrill: .313 batting average, 18 doubles, 1 triple, 7 home runs, and 32 RBI
  • Wade Raburn: .298 batting average, 2 doubles, and 10 RBI
  • Luther Woullard: .287 batting average, 12 doubles, 2 home runs, and 35 RBI
  • Pearce Howard: .281 batting average, 13 doubles, 5 home runs, and 32 RBI

LSU is scoring 6.6 runs per game and is batting .270 as a team with 79 doubles, 8 triples, and 51 home runs.

LSU’s Top Hitters:

  • Josh Smith: .347 batting average, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 7 home runs, and 28 RBI
  • Zach Watson: .317 batting average, 15 doubles, 5 home runs, and 30 RBI
  • Antoine Duplantis: .306 batting average, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 9 home runs, and 54 RBI
  • Daniel Cabrera: .296 batting average, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 11 home runs, and 43 RBI
  • Giovanni DiGiacomo: .293 batting average, 3 doubles, 1 triple, and 12 RBI

Rankings:

  • LSU: Collegiate Baseball 20, Perfect Game 20, D1 Baseball 19, Baseball America 22
  • UNO: Not ranked

Series Record:

  • LSU leads the series 60-36

Pitching matchup:

  • LSU Devin Fontenot (4-1, 4.22 ERA) vs UNO Cortlynn Ramirez (1-2, 5.94 ERA)

SEC series schedule:

  • Thursday: Auburn (Alex Box Stadium, 6:30 p.m., SECN+)
  • Friday: Auburn (Alex Box Stadium, 7 p.m., SECN+)
  • Saturday: Auburn (Alex Box Stadium, 2 p.m., SECN+)

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