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LSU Baseball Travels To Face Texas A&M: Series Preview

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The fifth-ranked LSU Tigers are back in action on Friday night, when they travel to College Station, Texas to take on the Texas A&M Aggies in the opening game of a three-game, weekend, SEC baseball series.The conference series will mark the eighth of the season for LSU, who trails Alabama and Ole Miss by only one-half game in the SEC West.

The Tigers, who beat the Alcorn St. Braves, 9-7, in non-conference play on Tuesday night, will come in at 34-11-1, overall, and 12-8-1 in SEC play.

Texas A&M, who defeated Texas St., 9-2, in non-conference action on Tuesday night, is currently 28-18, overall, and 10-11 in league play.

The Aggies are currently in sixth place in the SEC West, three games behind Alabama and Ole Miss, who are tied for first-place.

LSU is currently hitting a .276 as a team, along with 22 home runs, 252 runs batted in, and 34 stolen bases. The Tigers are led, offensively, by Andrew Stevenson, who is hitting a .357, and Conner Hale, who is hitting a .303.

Texas A&M, is currently hitting a .293 as a team, along with 18 home runs, 244 runs batted in, and 53 stolen bases. The Aggies are paced by Nick Banks and Cole Lankford, who are hitting a .343 and a .335, respectively.

Pitching-wise, the Tigers bring in a 2.58 team earned run average into the series, with right-hander Aaron Nola, who will start on Friday night, leading the way, with a 7-1 record, and an ERA. of 1.40. Jared Poche (6-3, 2.59) is the likely starter on Saturday, with Saturday TBA.

The Aggies, who currently have an overall 3.54 ERA., are paced by sophomore right-hander Grayson Long, who is 6-1 with a 2.75 ERA. Junior right-hander Tyler Stubblefield (3-2, 4.12) and junior right-hander Daniel Mengden (3-6, 4.00) are the other two likely starters in the series.

LSU ranks tied for 8th in the SEC in hitting, and fifth in pitching, while Texas A&M ranks third in hitting and and 11th in pitching.

Game times are 6:30 pm on Friday night, noon on Saturday afternoon, and 1 o’clock on Sunday afternoon.

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