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LSU-Tennessee: Series Preview

Jared Poche (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB) Jared Poche (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
KNOXVILLE, TN (WAFB) -

LSU is in Knoxville to face Tennessee in a three-game SEC series, two days after winning a doubleheader against Notre Dame.

After a sweep of Arkansas last weekend, LSU (33-16, 14-10) is within two games of Texas A&M, which leads the SEC West.

The Vols, who have lost six of their last eight games, are 26-13 overall and 7-17 in the SEC.

Tennessee is hitting .291 on the season, including 94 doubles and 20 home runs. 

TOP HITTERS:
Vincent Jackson: .348 batting average, eight doubles, seven home runs     
Derek Lance: .347 batting average, six doubles       
Nick Senzel: .343 batting average, 19 doubles, eight home runs     
Benito Santiago: .329 batting average 11 doubles       
Jeff Moberg: .415 batting average, nine doubles (16 games)  

The pitching staff for Tennessee has a 3.91 ERA this season.    

TOP PITCHERS: 
Zach Warren: 5-4, 3.15 ERA, 12 appearances as a starter  
Hunter Martin: 3-1 1.60 ERA, 17 appearances, five starts       
Eric Freeman: 3-1, 3.06 ERA, 20 appearances, six starts       
Zach Reid: 1-0, 3.38 ERA, 16 appearances       
Alex Harper-Cook: 1-1, 3.66 ERA, 13 appearances, four starts  
Aaron Soto: 4-2, 4.10 ERA, 13 appearances, four starts    

PITCHING MATCHUPS:
Game 1: Friday night at 5 p.m. on SEC Network +
LSU: Alex Lange (6-3, 4.02 ERA) 
UT: Will Neely (1-2, 4.46 ERA) 

Game 2: Saturday at Noon on the SEC Network
LSU: Jared Poche’ (5-4, 4.05 ERA)  
UT Zach Warren (5-4, 3.15 ERA)

Game 3: Sunday at 1 p.m. on SEC Network + 
LSU: TBA
UT: Aaron Soto (4-2, 4.10 ERA)  

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