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April 24 Baseball National Rankings

April 24, 2017

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Overall Record: 27-14
SEC: 10-8

Last Week’s Results
April 18 (Tue.) – LAMAR (W, 10-4)
April 21 (Fri., Game 1) – at Kentucky (L, 5-12)
April 21 (Fri., Game 2) – at Kentucky (W, 4-3)
April 23 (Sun.) – at Kentucky (L, 2-10)

This Week’s Schedule
April 25 (Tue.) – at Tulane, 7 p.m. CT (CBS Sports Network)
April 27 (Thu.) – at Alabama, 6:30 p.m. CT (ESPN2)
April 28 (Fri.) – at Alabama, 6 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
April 29 (Sat.) – at Alabama, 2 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)

Notes on the Tigers
LSU continues its stretch of seven consecutive road games this week, as the Tigers play at Tulane Tuesday and at Alabama on Thursday, Friday and Saturday … the road swing began this past weekend with a three-game series at Kentucky … senior second baseman Cole Freeman led LSU at the plate in the Kentucky series, batting .455 (5-for-11) with one double and two RBI; he was also hit by three pitches and posted a .571 on-base percentage … junior first baseman Nick Coomes had four hits in the series, including a solo home run, and he collected four RBI … Coomes also extended his current hitting streak to 11 games … freshman centerfielder Zach Watson also had four hits in the series – including a triple – and he extended his current hitting streak to 15 games, the longest by an LSU player this season … freshman right-hander Zack Hess turned in a brilliant relief effort in Friday’s Game 2 win at Kentucky as he entered the game in the sixth inning and fired 3.1 scoreless innings against the SEC’s most potent offensive team … Hess entered the contest in the sixth with the score tied 3-3 and runners at first and second with two outs; he retired the first UK hitter he faced on a groundout to end the threat … Hess then blanked the Wildcats over the final three innings, allowing just one hit with two walks and one strikeout … Hess improved to 4-0 on the season, and he lowered his ERA to 2.95; in 36.2 innings, he’s allowed just 24 hits with 15 walks and 36 strikeouts, and opponents are hitting .185 against him … senior right-hander Collin Strall gave the Tigers a solid relief effort on Sunday at Kentucky, recording three scoreless innings and three strikeouts against the potent Wildcats lineup … LSU is No. 3 in the SEC in team batting average (.293), trailing only Kentucky (.315) and Arkansas (.296); the LSU hitters also have the fewest number of strikeouts in the league (244) … LSU junior rightfielder Greg Deichmann is No. 2 in the league in both home runs (13), RBI (46) and total bases (101) … senior shortstop Kramer Robertson is No. 2 in the league in runs scored with 46 … senior second baseman Cole Freeman is fourth in the SEC in stolen bases (11), and he’s No. 8 in the league in on-base percentage (.454).

Baseball America Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous Rank
1. Oregon State, 32-3, 1
2. Louisville, 33-6, 2
3. North Carolina, 31-9, 3
4. TCU, 30-8, 7
5. Auburn, 30-12, 10
6. Clemson, 33-8, 5
7. Texas Tech, 33-10, 4
8. Mississippi State, 28-14, 11
9. Long Beach State, 25-13, 12
10. Kentucky, 28-13, 14
11. Florida, 27-13, 15
12. Virginia, 33-10, 13
13. Arizona, 26-12, 6
14. Cal State Fullerton, 24-14, 8
15. LSU, 27-14, 9
16. Arkansas, 32-10, 16
17. Wake Forest, 29-13, 17
18. Stanford, 23-12, NR
19. Texas A&M, 28-13, 23
20. Houston, 27-12, 24
21. Maryland, 28-11, NR
22. St. John’s, 29-5, 22
23. Michigan, 31-9, 18
24. Mercer, 35-7, NR
25. West Virginia 23-15, 2-2

Dropped out: Oklahoma (19), Southern Mississippi (20), Oregon (25)

Perfect Game Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Previous
1, Oregon State, 32-3, 1
2, Louisville, 33-6, 2
3, North Carolina, 31-9, 3
4, Clemson, 33-8, 4
5, TCU, 30-8, 5
6, Texas Tech, 33-10, 6
7, Florida, 27-13, 9
8, Kentucky, 28-13, 13
9, Virginia, 33-10, 14
10, Auburn, 30-12, 15
11, Mississippi State, 28-14, 16
12, Houston, 27-12, 12
13, Long Beach State, 25-13, 17
14, Arkansas, 32-10, 11
15, LSU, 27-14, 10
16, Arizona, 26-12, 7
17, Cal State Fullerton, 24-14, 8
18, Stanford, 23-12, 23
19, Maryland, 28-11, NR
20, Michigan, 31-9, 19
21, Mercer, 35-7, 22
22, South Florida, 32-8, 25
23, Wake Forest, 29-13, 18
24, South Carolina, 24-15, 20
25, Southern Miss, 30-12, 21

Dropped Out: Oklahoma (24).

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