The spring semester is coming to a close which means fewer sports still in action. Only the Baseball and Softball are still in their regular season. The only team sport in post season action is the tennis teams. Both the men and women’s tennis team will learn on Tuesday if they have been selected to participate in the NCAA tournament.
Baseball: 35-10 overall record, 14-7 SEC record. Ranking: 3rd
The baseball team immediately bounced back and earned a good mid-week win against Southeastern Louisiana 4-3. The Tigers took that momentum into their weekend series defeating Georgia in a three game series 2-1. LSU used late inning heroics and excellent bullpen pitching to earn a 6-5 win on Friday and 8-4 win on Saturday. Georgia was able to win the Sunday game thanks to scoring four runs in the fourth inning and won the game 5-3.
The series win, with a little help from Kentucky losing its series to Vanderbilt, leaps LSU into a tie for first place overall in the SEC. The Tigers now have a whopping four game lead in the SEC west over Ole Miss. Speaking of Ole Miss, they will host a critical three-game series against LSU this weekend. Game times are set for 6:30pm on Friday, 2:00pm on Saturday and 1:30 on Sunday. Saturday’s game will be televised on sports-south television.
LSU does have a mid-week game against in-state rival Tulane. The two teams play at the Box on Tuesday night at 6:30pm. The game will be televised on Cox sports television. The two teams already met once this year, with LSU winning at Tulane 5-0.
Softball: 34-18 overall record, 15-10 SEC record. Ranking: 23rd
The softball team had a measuring stick week of games. The Tigers played two SEC series and both teams were ranked in the top-12.
LSU split a double hitter in Gainesville against second-ranked Florida losing the first game 8-1, but won the second game 1-0. Over the weekend, LSU hosted the 12th ranked Georgia Bulldogs and lost the series 1-2. Georgia won on Friday night 1-0 and Saturday 6-1, but LSU was able to salvage a win on Sunday 1-0.
Their 2-3 record for the week now has the Tigers six games out of the lead in the SEC west and tied with Georgia for fourth overall in the SEC.
The softball concludes it regular season this week with a weekend series at Kentucky. Game times are set for Friday at 5:00pm, Saturday at 12:00pm and Sunday at 12:00pm.