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LSU Baseball vs Eastern Kentucky

Kristian Garic
February 21, 2020 - 5:59 pm
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LSU (4-2) vs EKU (3-0)

LSU has six games under their belt and a surprising midweek loss to Nichols.  Eastern Kentucky is coming off a season opening sweep of Presbyterian college last weekend.  This weekend is really the last tune-up, before it gets real for LSU.  A sweep of EKU would do wonders for the confidence of a young baseball team.

 

LSU hitting vs EKU pitching:

Advantage LSU

Granted the season is very young, but Zack Mathis, Cade Beloso and Saul Garza are off to hot starts.  Garza is hitting .375; Mathis .444 and Beloso .400.  As a team the Tigers have slugged 6 home runs so far this season.  EKU’s pitching staff gave up 17 runs in the season opening series.  EKU has some left handed starting pitching, so that will challenge some of the big left handed hitters in the Tigers lineup.

 

EKU hitting vs LSU pitching: 

Advantage LSU

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are hitting over .300 as a team.  Logan Thomason leads EKU with a .500 batting average on the young season.  It’s worth noting, the Colonels played only three games, and against a lessor opponent, Presbyterian.  This is an advantage for the Tigers simply because of the amount of quality arms LSU has at their disposal.

 

Lagniappe:

As expected, LSU had an early stub their toe moment against Nichols.  That’s to be expected with a young team.  The Tigers won’t be penalized too much for losing a midweek game here and there, but if LSU wins in the SEC, those losses will be an afterthought.  LSU needs to sweep EKU for confidence headed into next weekend’s round robin tournament against Texas, Baylor and Oklahoma in Houston’s Minute Maid Park.

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