No. 15 LSU making final preps to close out regular season against Georgia at home, game moved back 30 minutes

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LSU Tigers(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)
Published: May. 4, 2023 at 3:46 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The No. 15 LSU softball team will close out the regular season by hosting No. 11 Georgia for a three-game series at Tiger Park.

The Tigers (38-13, 11-10 SEC) and Bulldogs (38-10, 15-5 SEC) will start the series on Friday, May 5.

The start of the game has been moved back 30 minutes from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. due to heavy rains in the Baton Rouge area earlier in the day. It will allow LSU time to complete field preparations.

LSU pitcher Ali Kilponen, designated hitter Georgia Clark, and head coach Beth Torina preview the Tigers' upcoming 3-game series against Georgia in Tiger Park.

The Tigers will honor each of its three seniors: Savannah Stewart, Georgia Clark, and Ali Kilponen with a pregame ceremony each day.

Information provided by LSU Sports:

Junior infielder Danieca Coffey enters the weekend on a six-game hitting streak to lead the Tigers and rank No. 3 in the SEC with 67 hits and No. 6 with a .411 batting average. Coffey paces LSU with 39 runs scored and matches junior outfielder Ciara Briggs with 10 stolen bases. Briggs has a .351 batting average and has tallied 59 hits, ranking No. 5 in the SEC. Briggs also has 37 runs and 21 RBIs, with a 1.000 fielding percentage in 70 chances.

Junior shortstop Taylor Pleasants has a .343 batting average on the year with 46 hits, including eight home runs, 45 RBIs (No. 8 in SEC), and a .575 slugging percentage. Pleasants ranks No. 5 in program history with 37 career home runs and No. 8 all-time with 163 career RBIs.

Clark has a .290 batting average behind 40 hits and ranks No. 5 in the SEC with 38 walks. Clark has a team-high 11 home runs this season and adds 39 RBIs. Clark sits at No. 4 in LSU softball history with 41 career home runs, No. 3 with 127 career walks, and No. 10 with 158 career RBIs.

Graduate pitcher Ali Kilponen is 12-6 in the circle and has a 2.18 ERA behind 101 strikeouts. Kilponen has tossed 12 complete games with four shutouts and three saves in 115.1 innings pitched. Kilponen ranks No. 9 all-time in the program’s record book with 56 career wins and 463 career strikeouts.

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