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Bill Franques

Bill Franques
Communications Sr. Associate

No. eight LSU Fighting Tigers (23-11, eight-four SEC) at Missouri Tigers (23-11-1, five-six-1 SEC)

DATES/Occasions
Friday, April 12 – six:30 p.m. CT (SECN +)
Saturday, April 13 – five p.m. CT (SECN +)
Sunday, April 14 – 12 p.m. CT (SEC Network)

STADIUM
Taylor Stadium

RANKINGS
LSU – No. eight Collegiate Baseball, No. eight USA Right now, No. 9 D1 Baseball, No. 12 Baseball America
Missouri – unranked

RADIO
LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates, which includes WDGL 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge
Reside audio at www.LSUsports.net/live 
Reside stats at www.LSUstats.com 

Television/On-line
All 3 games will be streamed on SECN+, and Sunday’s game will be televised on the SEC Network

SERIES RECORD VS. MISSOURI
LSU has an all-time record of 14-1 versus Missouri in a series that started in 1986. Considering that Mizzou joined the SEC starting with the 2013 season, LSU owns a 12-1 mark in the series, which includes 3-game sweeps at Columbia in 2013 and 2016, a 3-game sweep in Baton Rouge in 2015, a 10-three SEC Tournament victory in 2017 in Hoover, Ala., and a two-1 series victory final season in Baton Rouge. LSU won the very first 13 meetings among the schools just before Mizzou posted a 12-six win in Game two of the series final season in Baton Rouge. LSU has a six- mark in games played in Columbia.

PITCHING MATCHUPS
Game 1
LSU – Jr. RH Zack Hess (two-two, three.71 ERA, 43.two IP, 21 BB, 44 SO)
MIZZ – Jr. LH Jacob Cantleberry (three-two, two.62 ERA, 44.two IP, 17 BB 61 SO)
Game two
LSU – Fr. RH Cole Henry (three-1, three.55 ERA, 38. IP, 10 BB, 43 SO)
MIZZ – Jr. LH TJ Sikkema (three-two, 1.27 ERA, 49.two IP, 15 BB, 54 SO)
Game three
LSU – So. RH Eric Walker (two-two, four.86 ERA, 33.1 IP, 13 BB, 25 SO)
MIZZ – TBA

QUOTING PAUL MAINIERI
“It under no circumstances gets any much easier in the SEC. In the previous 3 weekends, we’ve played 3 Top rated 10 teams, which includes the very best offensive group in the league (Mississippi State) and the group with the very best ERA in the conference (Texas A&ampM). Now, we play a Missouri group on the road that has taken more than the lead for very best ERA in the SEC, and they have a rotation of left-handed starters that is outstanding. This series currently represents the halfway mark of our SEC schedule, and we’re searching forward to wonderful competitors with Missouri this weekend.”

ABOUT LSU
• LSU is eight-four in the Southeastern Conference immediately after posting a two-1 series win final weekend more than ninth-ranked Texas A&ampM in Baton Rouge … the Tigers are tied with Arkansas and Ole Miss for very first location in the SEC Western Division, and LSU is just one particular game behind Georgia (9-three) in the all round league standings
• More than the previous 3 weekends, LSU has played No. five Georgia, No. two Mississippi State and No. 9 Texas A&ampM, winning 5 of the nine games against Top rated 10 opponents and posting series wins more than Mississippi State and Texas A&ampM
• LSU has won six of its previous eight games all round, posting a two.66 group ERA in 71 innings
• LSU is 9-two this season in one particular-run games, and the Tigers have 4 stroll-off wins … LSU also has 10 come-from-behind victories this season
• Junior shortstop Josh Smith was named SEC Player of the Week on Monday, as he led LSU to a series win more than ninth-ranked Texas A&ampM final weekend, batting .500 (six-for-12) in 3 games with one particular double, two homers, 3 RBI and 4 runs scored … with the score tied 1-1 in the eighth inning of Game 1 Friday evening, Smith launched a solo homer that proved to be the game-winning blow in LSU’s two-1 victory … Smith added a two-run blast in the eighth inning of Game three on Saturday evening to cap the series victory
• Junior centerfielder Zach Watson is ranked No. four in the SEC in base hits with 48 and No. five in the league in doubles with 13 … Watson is batting a group-very best .404 (21-for-52) in SEC games with six doubles, two homers, 12 RBI and 15 runs scored
• Senior rightfielder Antoine Duplantis has 309 profession hits at LSU and has a opportunity to turn into the all-time hits leader in SEC history former LSU very first baseman Eddy Furniss is the all-time SEC hits leader with 352 from 1995-98 … Duplantis is No. five on the LSU profession hits list, and he is just sixth LSU player to gather 300 profession hits … he is one particular hit shy of tying former LSU All-American Todd Walker (1992-94) for fourth location on the all-time LSU hits chart
• Freshman proper-hander Cole Henry defeated ninth-ranked Texas A&ampM on Saturday in Baton Rouge with a excellent work, limiting the Aggies to two runs on six hits – all singles — in a profession-extended eight innings with no walks and a profession-very best nine strikeouts … Henry threw 96 pitches in the outing, enabling two runs in the very first inning just before firing seven straight shutout frames … he retired 10 consecutive Aggie batters to comprehensive his outing the streak spanned from the final out of the fifth inning by way of the finish of the eighth inning … Henry has won 3 of his 4 SEC begins, recording 32 strikeouts in 25.1 innings whilst limiting league opponents to a .202 batting typical
• Sophomore proper-hander Trent Vietmeier has fired eight straight scoreless innings more than his final 4 appearances, enabling 3 hits with seven strikeouts

ABOUT MISSOURI
• Missouri is in third location in the SEC Eastern Division with a five-six-1 mark, three.five games behind very first-location Georgia
• Missouri has the very best ERA in the Southeastern Conference with a two.77 mark … the Missouri employees is limiting opponents to a .223 batting typical, and Mizzou is fourth in the league in strikeouts pitched with 354
• Junior left-hander TJ Sikkema has the SEC’s second-very best ERA (1.27), and he’s recorded 54 strikeouts in 49.two innings junior left-hander Jacob Cantleberry is fifth in the league in strikeouts with 61
• Missouri is 12th in the SEC in group batting typical, hitting .263 with 33 residence runs … Mizzou has recorded an SEC-very best 66 steals in 85 attempts … Junior outfielder/infielder Kameron Misner leads the SEC in walks (42), and he’s fourth in stolen bases with 14

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