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LSU vs. Florida: Series Preview

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GAINESVILLE, FL (WAFB) -

LSU travels to Gainesville to face the Florida Gators this weekend.

The Tigers started SEC play with a sweep of Georgia, while the Gators dropped three to Auburn.

Here is a comparison between the teams and a look at Florida's hitting and pitching leaders.

2017 LSU FLORIDA
RECORD 17-5 14-8
SEC 3-0 0-3
RANKINGS 4,5,8 11,12,13,17

TEAM HITTING:

2017 LSU FLORIDA
Batting AVG   .317 .243
Home Runs  18 16
Triples 5 3
Doubles  43 33
Runs/Game 8.04 4.59

Leading hitters for the Gators:
Ryan Larson: .333 batting average, one triple and two home runs    
Dalton Guthrie: .308 batting average, two doubles, one home run and seven RBI    
Keenan Bell: .300 batting average, three doubles, two home run and seven RBI         

TEAM PITCHING:

2017 LSU FLORIDA
ERA 3.19 3.09
Opp. Batting Avg .215  .246
Strikeouts  209 215
Base on Balls 70 64

Leading pitchers for the Gators:
Brady Singer: 2-1, 1.74 ERA, 31 innings pitched, 31 strike outs 
Michael Byrne: 1-2, 2.31 ERA, 23.1 innings pitched, 27 strike outs      
Jackson Kowar: 3-0, 2.35 ERA, 30.2 innings pitched, 27 strike outs     
Tyler Dyson: 1-0, 2.53 ERA, 10.2 innings pitched, 14 strike outs     
Alex Faed: 3-1, 2.93 ERA, 30.2 innings pitched, 35 strike outs 

Pitching matchups and game times:
Friday: 6 p.m., SEC Network
LSU: Alex Lange (3-1, 5.04 ERA)
UF: Alex Faedo (3-1, 2.93 ERA)

Saturday: 2 p.m., ESPN 2
LSU: Jared Poche’ (5-0, 0.25 ERA)
UF: Brady Singer (2-1, 1.74 ERA)

Sunday: Noon, SEC Network
LSU: Eric Walker (3-0, 2.67 ERA)
UF: Jackson Kowar (3-0, 2.35 ERA) 

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