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.