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Tigers welcome Toledo, Sacred Heart and SLU to The Box this weekend

Zack Hess (Source: WAFB) Zack Hess (Source: WAFB)

LSU will host Toledo, Sacred Heart and Southeastern Louisiana at Alex Box Stadium this weekend.

The games begin Friday night when No. 14 LSU (5-4) plays the Rockets at 7 p.m.

Toledo is 2-5 on the season after being swept in last weekend's series against Austin Peay.

Rocket to watch: Matt Hansen is batting .345 from the plate this season

Sacred Heart (1-2)  will face the SLU Lions on Friday, before playing LSU Saturday night.

Patriot to watch: Dan Schock is swinging a red hot bat early in the year. 

Schock is hitting .500 (6-for-12), with three doubles, a home run and five RBI in three games. 

On Sunday, LSU will face Southeastern Louisiana for the second time this week. The Lions beat LSU 5-4 Wednesday in Hammond.

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SLU is 6-3 overall, including wins against LSU and the UL Ragin' Cajuns.

Lions to watch: Mike Taylor is batting .382 and Cody Grosse is hitting .378.

Friday at 7 p.m.:
LSU: Zack Hess (1-1, 10.80 ERA) 
Toledo: Michael Jacob (0-1, 7.15 ERA) 

Saturday at 6 p.m.:
LSU: Caleb Gilbert (0-0, 10.80 ERA) 
Sacred Heart: James Taubl (0-1, 9.00 ERA)

Sunday at 3 p.m.:
LSU: AJ Labas (making collegiate debut)
SLU: Kade Granier (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

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