BR Regional: LSU vs Stony Brook Preview

BR Regional: LSU vs Stony Brook Preview
LSU pitcher Landon Marceaux (Source: Josh Auzenne)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - No. 1 seed LSU hosts No. 4 seed Stony Brook at Alex Box Stadium in the second game of the Baton Rouge Regional.

First pitch is set for Friday at 6 p.m. and the game will air on ESPNU.

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NCAA Tournament Rankings:

  • LSU - NCAA Tournament No. 13 National Seed
  • SBU - unranked

Stony Brook: No. 4 seed

  • Overall record: 31-21
  • Conference record: 15-9

Stony Brook is scoring 5.6 runs per game and is batting .280 as a team with 115 doubles, 10 triples, and 39 home runs.

Top hitters:

  • Michael Wilson: .345 batting average, 13 doubles, 3 triples, 10 home runs, and 44 RBI
  • Nick Grande: .342 batting average, 17 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs, and 24 RBI
  • Brandon Alamo: .335 batting average, 22 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, and 33 RBI
  • Chris Hamilton: .313 batting average, 15 doubles, 1 triple, 8 home runs, and 42 RBI

The Seawolves pitching staff has a 5.30 ERA, with 374 strikeouts, 184 walks, and has allowed 452 hits in 440.0 innings pitched.

Top pitchers:

  • Ben Fero: 4-1, 2.22 ERA, 17 strikeouts in 24.1 innings pitched
  • Bret Clarke: 8-0, 3.76 ERA, 49 strikeouts in 67.0 innings pitched
  • Sam Turcotte: 4-2, 3.98 ERA, 7 saves, 45 strikeouts in 40.2 innings pitched

LSU: No. 1 seed

  • Overall record: 37-24
  • Conference record: 17-13

LSU is scoring 6.5 runs per game and is batting .271 as a team with 93 doubles, 9 triples, and 58 home runs.

Top Hitters:

  • Josh Smith: .343 batting average, 14 doubles, 1 triple, 8 home runs, and 38 RBI
  • Antoine Duplantis: .316 batting average, 8 doubles, 3 triples, 11 home runs, and 61 RBI
  • Zach Watson: .312 batting average, 17 doubles, 5 home runs, and 34 RBI
  • Saul Garza: .290 batting average, 8 doubles, 5 home runs, and 21 RBI
  • Cade Beloso: .284 batting average, 3 doubles, 9 home runs, and 49 RBI
  • Daniel Cabrera: .282 batting average, 11 doubles, 2 triples, 12 home runs, and 49 RBI

The Tiger pitching staff has a 4.73 ERA, with 535 strikeouts, 243 walks, and has allowed 530 hits in 546.0 innings pitched.

Top pitchers:

  • Cole Henry: 4-2, 3.86 ERA, 63 strikeouts in 51.1 innings pitched
  • Matthew Beck: 3-0, 2.14 ERA, 36 strikeouts in 42.0 innings pitched
  • Todd Peterson: 5-2, 3.30 ERA, 3 saves, 38 strikeouts in 43.2 innings pitched
  • Devin Fontenot: 5-2, 4.04 ERA, 6 saves, 41 strikeouts in 42.1 innings pitched

Pitching matchup:

  • LSU: Landon Marceaux (4-2, 4.93 ERA)
  • SBU: Greg Marino (5-4, 5.19 ERA)

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