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LSU, Latz looking to advance in the SEC Tournament against the Vols

(Source: Raycommedia/SEC Media) (Source: Raycommedia/SEC Media)
HOOVER, AL (WAFB) -

The No. 7 LSU Tigers begin SEC Tournament play Tuesday night against the Tennessee Vols.

First pitch is set for 8 p.m. and the game will air on the SEC Network. The start of the contest could change depending on the length of the game between Alabama and Kentucky.

The Tigers (39-17, 19-11) are the No. 5 seed in the tournament after taking two out of three against Florida over the weekend.

The Vols (29-27, 9-21), the No. 12 seed, have won three of their last four games, including a season-ending series win against Georgia.

LSU swept Tennessee earlier this month in Knoxville, part of LSU's 11-game winning streak that ended with a loss to the Gators in the last game of the season.

The Tigers moved up to No. 7 in this week's Baseball America Top 25 after taking the series against Florida. 

Tennessee is hitting .289 on the season, including 110 doubles and 21 home runs. 

TOP HITTERS:
Nick Senzel: .354 batting average, 25 doubles, eight home runs  
Vincent Jackson: .340 batting average, 10 doubles, eight home runs     
Derek Lance: .335 batting average, six doubles       
Benito Santiago: .315 batting average 11 doubles       

The pitching staff for Tennessee has a 4.04 ERA this season.    

TOP PITCHERS: 
Zach Warren: 5-5, 4.04 ERA, 14 appearances as a starter  
Hunter Martin: 3-2 1.62 ERA, 20 appearances, five starts       
Eric Freeman: 3-1, 3.00 ERA, 22 appearances, six starts       
Zach Reid: 1-0, 3.38 ERA, 16 appearances       

PITCHING MATCHUP:
LSU: Jake Latz (0-1, 5.40 ERA) 
UT: Will Neely (1-3, 4.27 ERA) 

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