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LSU at Alabama: SEC Series Preview

LSU at Alabama: SEC Series Preview

Greg Deichmann (Source: WAFB) Greg Deichmann (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Tigers are on road again this weekend, traveling to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama.

LSU has lost three of their last four games and is looking to bounce back against the struggling Tide.

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

2017 LSU ALABAMA
Record  27-15 15-26
SEC   10-8 2-16
Ranking 13,14,15 NR

Key stat: Alabama is 5-20 in their last 25 games.

TEAM HITTING:

2017 LSU ALABAMA
Batting Avg .291  .274
Home Runs 38 35
Triples  7 4
Doubles  73 67
Runs/Game 6.7 5.4

Alabama's Leading Hitters:
Cobie Vance: .325 batting average, eight doubles, one triple and 25 RBI 
Kyle Kaufman: .313 batting average, two home runs, one triple, 38 RBI  
Chandler Avant: .306 batting average, 13 doubles, one triple and 16 RBI 
Cody Henry: .300 batting average, eight home runs, eight doubles and 30 RBI  
Chandler Taylor: .257 batting average, 11 home runs, six doubles, one triple and 26 RBI 

TEAM PITCHING:

2017 LSU ALABAMA
ERA  4.02 4.31
Opp. Batting Avg  .241 .265
Strikeouts 379 338
Base on Balls 158 189

Alabama's Leading Pitchers:
Deacon Medders: 1-0, 3.49 ERA, 12 appearances (4 starts) 
Garret Rukes: 2-1, 1.65 ERA, seven appearances (4 starts)  
Zac Rogers: 1-1, 1.69 ERA, 15 appearances (1 start) 

Pitching matchups and game times:
Game 1: Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
LSU: Alex Lange (4-4, 3.41 ERA)
Alabama: Dylan Duarte (2-4, 4.65 ERA)

Game 2: Friday at 6 p.m. 
LSU: Jared Poche’ (6-3, 3.28 ERA)
Alabama: Nick Eicholtz (1-1, 5.49 ERA)

Game 3: Saturday at 2 p.m.
LSU: Eric Walker (5-1, 3.49 ERA)
Alabama: TBA

2017 LSU baseball schedule and scores

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