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LSU - Southern: Battle of Baton Rouge Preview

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The LSU Tigers and Southern Jaguars meet Tuesday night at The Box in the Battle of Baton Rouge.

Both teams have experienced unexpected losses so far this season.

Southern (8-16, 3-7) has lost five games in a row and six of their last seven contests.

The Jaguars are hitting .255 as a team, including 32 doubles and seven home runs.

SOUTHERN'S TOP HITTERS:
Troy Lewis: .378 batting average, four doubles, one home run, one triple, 16 runs and 9 RBI.
Jose DeLa Torre: .358 batting average, two home runs, four doubles and 17 RBI.
Robinson Mateo: . 299 batting average, six doubles and one triple.

The Jaguars pitching staff has a 6.74 ERA and opponents have a .309 batting average.

SOUTHERN'S TOP PITCHERS:
Justin Freeman: 1-2 record with a 7.94 ERA in 11 appearances.
J'Markus George: 3-3 with a 3.59 ERA  in seven appearances.
Troy Lewis: 1-1 record with a 3.86 ERA and two saves in six bullpen appearances.

LSU (18-9, 4-5) is hitting .299 as a team, including 51 doubles, 18 home runs and 11 triples.

TOP TIGER HITTERS:
Beau Jordan: leads the team with a .355 average, six doubles, two home runs and 21 RBI.      
Antoine Duplantis: .340 batting average, six doubles and two doubles.          
Jake Fraley: .336 average, four doubles, four triples, one home run and 14 RBI.  
Jordan Romero: .327 average, five home runs, four doubles and 18 RBI.      
Cole Freeman: .326 batting average and four doubles.        

The LSU pitching staff has a 4.02 ERA and opponents have a .250 batting average. 

TOP TIGER PITCHERS:
Jared Poche': 3-3 record with a 2.38 ERA in seven appearances as as starter.     
John Valek III: 5-1 record with a 2.92 ERA in seven appearances as a starter.      
Hunter Devall: 0-0, 2.08 ERA in seven bullpen appearances.      
Jesse Stallings: 0-0, 2.79 ERA in 10 bullpen appearances.  
Alden Cartwright: 3-0, 2.93 ERA in 11 appearances (two as a starter).      

First pitch from Alex Box Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m.

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