The #1 LSU Tigers will try to complete a season sweep of the University of New Orleans on Tuesday.

LSU Baseball Report/William P. Franques

#1 LSU Fighting Tigers (43-8) at New Orleans Privateers (14-36)

DATE/TIME
Tuesday, May 12 – 6:30 p.m. CT (Cox Sports Television; ESPN3.com)

STADIUM
Maestri Field in New Orleans, La.

RANKINGS
LSU – No. 1 Baseball America; No. 1 USA Today; No. 1 D1 Baseball; No. 1 Collegiate Baseball; No. 1 Perfect Game; No. 1 NCBWA
UNO – unranked

RADIO
LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates, including 1130 the Tiger in Shreveport, LA.

ONLINE VIEWING
ESPN3.com (also available on the WatchESPN app)

TV
Cox Sports Television

SERIES RECORD
LSU leads the all-time series with New Orleans, 57-34, including an 11-2 victory over the Privateers earlier this season on April 7 in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU coach Paul Mainieri played for two seasons at UNO under coach Ron Maestri 1978 and ’79.

PITCHING MATCHUP
LSU – Jr. LHP Hunter Devall (1-0, 4.00 ERA, 9.0 IP, 3 BB, 10 SO)
UNO – Jr. RHP Kevin Kelleher (2-8, 3.80 ERA, 47.1 IP, 21 BB, 64 SO)

BATON ROUGE, La. – Top-ranked LSU (43-8) plays its final non-conference regular-season road game of the season at 6:30 p.m. CT Tuesday when the Tigers meet the University of New Orleans (14-36) at Maestri Field.

The game will be carried on affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network, including WDGL 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge, and live audio and stats may be accessed at www.LSUsports.net.

Tuesday’s game will be televised by Cox Sports Television, and it may be viewed online at ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app.

LSU is ranked No. 1 this week in the five polls released Monday morning, marking the sixth week in a row and the ninth week overall the Tigers are No. 1 in at least one poll. LSU has won 20 of its last 23 games and 13 of its last 15.

The Tigers have a 1.5-game lead over Vanderbilt in the SEC standings with one conference weekend remaining in the regular season. LSU begins a three-game series at South Carolina on Thursday.

“This is the final week of the regular season, and the UNO game starts a very significant four-game road swing,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “All of our goals are in front of us, and it’s important that we continue to play our best on Tuesday night. We always look forward to playing in New Orleans because the fans there create such a great environment for college baseball. Our guys are excited and looking forward to the challenge of playing on the road, where we’ve enjoyed a lot of success this season.”

LSU has a 15-2 record this season in games away from Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Senior third baseman Conner Hale led LSU to an SEC series sweep over Missouri last weekend, batting .538 (7-for-13) with five RBI, five runs and a .538 on-base percentage. Hale led off the bottom of the 10th inning on Sunday with a single and later scored the game-winning run on a walk-off single by leftfielder Jake Fraley.

Hale leads LSU on the season with 49 RBI, and he is batting .346 with 14 doubles, two triples, four homers and 39 runs

Senior catcher Kade Scivicque hit .500 (6-for-12) in the Missouri series with three RBI, and he is batting a team-high .379 on the year with 15 doubles, five homers and 38 RBI. Junior first baseman Chris Chinea is batting .371 for the Tigers with 13 doubles, a team-high nine homers and 46 RBI.

LSU junior shortstop Alex Bregman enters the UNO game with a hitting streak of 16 games and a reached-base streak of 48 games. Bregman leads the SEC this season in stolen bases (28), the seventh-highest single-season total in LSU history.

The Tigers recorded 10 stolen bases in the Missouri series, increasing their season total to 96, which represents the most steals by an LSU club since the 2009 team posted 114 in 73 games.

UNO is hitting .271 as a team with eight homers and 31 steals in 48 attempts. The Privateers are led at the plate by junior outfielder Ryan Calloway, who is hitting .343 with three doubles, one triple, one homer and 17 RBI. Senior infielder Jonathan Coco is batting .314 with six doubles and 17 RBI, while sophomore outfielder Hezekiah Randolph has a team-high eight doubles and 20 RBI.

LSU leads the all-time series with New Orleans, 57-34, including an 11-2 victory over the Privateers earlier this season on April 7 in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU coach Paul Mainieri played for two seasons at UNO under coach Ron Maestri 1978 and ’79.