LSU vs Ole Miss: SEC Series Preview

LSU vs Ole Miss: SEC Series Preview

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU will host the Ole Miss Rebels beginning Thursday night at Alex Box Stadium.

The Tigers are coming off of a series win against Arkansas, including a dramatic 10-8 come from behind victory in game two.

LSU started this week with a 3-2 win against UL-Lafayette in the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic in Metairie.

Here is a statistical comparison between the teams and a look at the Rebels hitting and pitching leaders.

2017 LSU OLE MISS
Record  23-11 21-12
SEC   7-5 6-6
Ranking 9,10,12 NR
TEAM HITTING:
2017 LSU OLE MISS
Batting Avg .296  .246
Home Runs 30 24
Triples  6 2
Doubles  60 49
Runs/Game 6.9 4.5

Leading hitters for the Rebels:
Nick Fortes: .333 batting average, two doubles 
Tim Rowe: .291 batting average, two home runs and five doubles 
Ryan Olenek: .288 batting average, one home run, 11 doubles and 14 RBI 
Will Golsan: .283 batting average, three home runs, seven doubles and 16 RBI     
Tate Blackman: .274 batting average, two home runs, two triples, five doubles and 16 RBI

TEAM PITCHING:
2017 LSU OLE MISS
ERA  3.57 3.32
Opp. Batting Avg  .229 .219
Strikeouts 317 328
Base on Balls 121 92

Leading pitchers for the Rebels:
Dallas Woolfolk: 3-1, 1.07 ERA, six saves, 28 strikeouts 
Houston Roth: 1-0, 1.50 ERA, nine appearances, 20 strikeouts     
James McArthur: 2-1, 1.85 ERA, six starts, 36 strikeouts      
Ryan Rolison: 4-1, 1.99 ERA, 13 appearances, four starts, 36 strikeouts 
Andy Pagnozzi: 2-1, 2.03 ERA, 10 appearances

PITCHING MATCHUPS:
Game 1: Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 
LSU: Alex Lange (3-4, 3.77 ERA)
Ole Miss: James McArthur (2-1, 1.85 ERA)

Game 2: Friday at 7 p.m.
LSU: Jared Poche' (6-1, 2.32 ERA)
Ole Miss: David Parkinson (4-2, 2.85 ERA)

Game 3: Saturday at 2 p.m.
LSU: Eric Walker (4-0, 2.45 ERA)
Ole Miss: Ryan Rolison (4-1, 1.99 ERA)

The Tigers are currently one game behind Arkansas, Auburn and Mississippi State in the SEC West standings.

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