HOOVER, AL (WAFB) - After beating Miss. State 8-5 in dramatic fashion, the Tigers will face the No. 1 ranked Florida Gators Wednesday afternoon.
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LSU and Florida have not met since last year's matchup in the College World Series. The Gators beat the Tigers in two games to win the 2017 National Championship.
Florida ended this year losing their last four games, including a sweep by Miss. State to finish the regular season.
The No. 1 ranked Gators rely on power (2nd in the SEC), pitching (3rd in the SEC) and fielding (3rd in the SEC).
LSU: Not ranked
Florida: Perfect Game: No. 1, Baseball America: No. 1, D1 Baseball: No. 1, Collegiate Baseball: No. 2
Florida's leading hitters:
Jonathan India: .365 batting average, 11 doubles, 3 triples, 16 home runs, 40 RBI
JJ Schwarz: .325 batting average, 16 doubles, 2 triples, 12 home runs, 46 RBI
Wil Dalton: .271 batting average, 15 doubles, 1 triple, 16 home runs, 50 RBI
Austin Langworthy: .308 batting average, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 23 RBI
Florida's top pitchers:
Brady Singer: 10-1, 2.25 ERA, 13 starts, 88 innings pitched, 92 strike outs
Jackson Kowar: 9-3, 3.01 ERA, 14 starts, 86.2 innings pitched, 84 strike outs
Gators bullpen ace:
Michael Byrne: 2-1, 2.06 ERA, 12 saves, 28 appearances (0 starts, 43.2 innings pitched, 44 strike outs
WEDNESDAY'S SEC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
Texas A&M: 7 Georgia 0 (F)
Auburn vs Ole Miss (1 p.m.)
LSU vs Florida (4:30 p.m.)
South Carolina vs Arkansas (8 p.m.)
TV: SEC Network
ONLINE: Game may be viewed on SEC Network+, accessible at WatchESPN.com and the Watch ESPN app.