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LSU, Georgia open SEC play this weekend at The Box

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

LSU opens SEC play this weekend against the Georgia Bulldogs at Alex Box Stadium.

Here is a comparison between the Tigers and Bulldogs and a look at a few of Georgia's team leaders.

2017 GEORGIA LSU
RECORD 8-10 13-5
SEC 0-0 0-0
RANKINGS N/R 6, 7

TEAM HITTING:

2017 GEORGIA LSU
BATTING AVG .259 .315
HOME RUNS 17 16
TRIPLES 1 5
DOUBLES 26 31
RUNS PER GAME 4.9 7.5

Leading hitters for the Bulldogs:
Michael Curry: .294 batting average, two doubles, five home runs, 22 RBI    
Keegan McGovern: .291 batting average, four doubles, one home run, six RBI     
Will Campbell: .280 batting average. three doubles, two home runs, four RBI     

TEAM PITCHING:

2017 GEORGIA LSU
TEAM ERA 4.55 2.95
OPP. BATTING AVG .248 .203
STRIKEOUTS 167 170
BASE ON BALLS 57 74

Leading pitchers for the Bulldogs:
Chase Adkins: 3-0, 2.08 ERA 
Andrew Gist: 0-0, 2.20 ERA, six appearances, 16.1 innings pitched      
Shaefer Shepard: 0-1, 1.23 ERA, four appearances, 7.1 innings pitched 

Pitching matchups and game times:
Game 1: Friday, 7 p.m. 
LSU: Alex Lange (3-1, 3.05 ERA)
UGA: Andrew Gist (0-0, 2.20 ERA)

Game 2: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. 
LSU: Jared Poche’ (4-0, 0.00 ERA)
UGA: Tony Locey (2-2, 7.47 ERA)

Game 3: Sunday, 1 p.m. 
LSU: Eric Walker (2-0, 2.14 ERA)
UGA: Chase Adkins (3-0, 2.08 ERA)

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