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LSU hosts strong armed Commodores

Alex Lange (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB) Alex Lange (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

After a victory against the Southern Jaguars Tuesday night, No. 14 LSU now looks to an early weekend series against the No. 3 ranked Vanderbilt Commodores.

The Commodores come to Alex Box Stadium with an overall record of 24-5 and are 6-3 in the SEC. The team has won seven of their last eight games and are one game behind Florida and South Carolina in the SEC East standings.

Vandy hits .289 as a team, including 56 doubles, 20 home runs and 13 triples.  

TOP HITTERS FOR THE COMMODORES:
Ethan Paul: .343 batting average, five doubles, one triple and two home runs.   
Jeren Kendall: .333 batting average, eight doubles, two triples, five home runs and 31 RBI.  
Alonzo Jones: .309 batting average, eight doubles, two triples, one home run and 27 RBI.
Bryan Reynolds: .308 batting average, seven doubles, two triples, six home runs and 29 RBI.    

Vandy's pitching staff has a 2.77 ERA compared to their opponents 6.94 ERA.

TOP PITCHERS FOR THE COMMODORES:
Kyle Wright: 4-1, 1.60 ERA in seven starts.  
Jordan Sheffield: 4-1, 2.27 ERA in seven starts.
Ben Bowden: 2-0, 3.62 ERA in 10 appearances. Bowden has five starts and five saves in five bullpen appearances. 
Matt Ruppenthal: 2-1, 1.71 ERA, one save in 10 bullpen appearances. He has 31 strikeouts in 26.1 innings of work.
Patrick Raby: 4-0, 1.75 ERA, one save in three bullpen appearances. Raby also has four starts this season.
Collin Snider: 2-0, 2.76 ERA in eleven bullpen appearances.  

PITCHING MATCHUPS:
Game 1: Thursday at 6 p.m. on the SEC Network
LSU: Jared Poche’ (3-3, 2.38 ERA) 
VU: Jordan Sheffield (4-1, 2.27 ERA) 

Game 2: Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU
LSU: Alex Lange (2-2, 5.02 ERA) 
VU: Kyle Wright (4-1, 1.60 ERA) 

Game 3: Saturday at 2 p.m. on SEC Network +
LSU: John Valek III (5-1, 2.92 ERA) 
VU: Hayden Stone (0-1, 3.44 ERA)  

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