LSU Opens Series Against Boston College – Inside The Numbers
The second-ranked LSU Tigers are back in action on Friday, playing host to the Boston College Eagles in a doubleheader, the first two games of a three-game, weekend, non-conference series at Alex Box Stadium at Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The series was originally scheduled for a three-game series, with single games Friday-Sunday, but was changed to a Friday doubleheader and a single game on Saturday, due to the forecast of rain on Sunday.
The two games on Friday marks the third and fourth games of a season-opening 13-game homestand for LSU.
The Tigers are currently 3-1 on the season, after falling the Nicholls St., 6-3, in non-conference action on Wednesday night.
Offensively, LSU is hitting a .312, along with one home run, 21 runs batted in, and four stolen bases in as many attempts.
Pitching-wise, the Tigers sport an overall, combined, team ERA. of 2.75, holding opponents to a .216 batting average against.
Boston College will enter the match-up at 2-2.
The Eagles are currently hitting a .296 as a team, along with two homers, 25 RBI’s, and seven steals in ten attempts.
On the hill, Boston College has a team ERA. of 6.69, holding opponents to a .300 batting average against.
The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday, with games at 2 o'clock and 7 pm, before the series finale on Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
The probable pitching match-ups for the series are below:
Friday, Game 1: LSU – So. LHP Jared Poche' (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.0 IP, 1 BB, 5 SO)
BC - Sr. RHP John Gorman (0-0, 5.06 ERA, 5.1 IP, 1 BB, 8 SO)
Friday, Game 1: LSU – Fr. RHP Alex Lange (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5.0 IP, 1 BB, 7 SO)
BC – Jr. RHP Jeff Burke (0-0, 9.00 ERA, 4.0 IP, 2 BB, 4 SO)
Saturday: LSU – Fr. RHP Jake Godfrey (0-0, 2.45 ERA, 3.2 IP, 3 BB, 3 SO)
BC – Sr. LHP Nick Poore (0-0, 5.06 ERA, 5.1 IP, 1 BB, 5 SO)