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LSU Baseball Hosts Georgia This Weekend

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The sixth-ranked LSU Tigers are back in action on Friday night, when they play host to the Georgia Bulldogs in the opening game of a three-game, weekend, non-conference series at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge.

The conference series will mark the first of the season for LSU.

The Tigers, who South Alabama, 9-0, in non-conference play on Wednesday night, will come in at 18-4, overall, and 1-2 in SEC play.

Georgia, who defeated Presbyterian, 11-0, on Tuesday  night, has won 12 of their last 14 games, and currently 14-8, overall, and 1-2 in league play.

LSU is currently hitting a .288 as a team, along with nine home  runs, 133 runs batted in, and 19 stolen bases. The Tigers are led, offensively, by Kade Scivicque, who is hitting a .400, and Andrew Stevenson, who is hitting a .390.

Georgia is currently hitting a .289 as a team, along with eight home runs, 120 runs batted in, and 25 stolen bases. The Bulldogs are paced by Henry Cole and Conor Welton, who are hitting a .360 and a .341, respectively.

Pitching-wise, the Tigers bring in a 1.97 team earned run average into  the series, with right-hander Aaron Nola, who will start on Friday  night, leading the way, with a 4-0 record, and an ERA. of 0.27. Jared Poche  (4-1, 2.22) is the likely starter on Saturday, with Sunday TBA.

The Bulldogs, who currently have an overall 4.23., are paced by Robert Tyler, who is 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA. Tyler will start on Saturday, with left-hander Ryan Lawlor (2-1, 4.50) getting the start on Friday night, and left-hander Patrick Boling (2-2, 3.33) getting the ball on Sunday.

LSU ranks sixth in the SEC in hitting, and fourth in pitching, while Georgia ranks seventh in hitting, and last in pitching.

Game times are 7 o’clock on Friday night, 2:30 pm on Saturday afternoon, and noon on Sunday afternoon.

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