LSU’s .320 team batting average ranks third in the country and has been consistent at the plate all season. … Senior catcher Kade Scivicque’s .353 batting average is third on the team, but his defense and mentoring of a young pitching staff have drawn acclaim. … Jared Poché and Austin Bain failed to last two innings in their starts at the SEC tournament. … SEC Freshman of the Year Alex Lange (10-0, 2.11) steadies the rotation. … Junior Alex Bregman, a consensus top-10 pick in June’s MLB draft, leads the team with a .418 on-base percentage and is a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award.
At 239, Lehigh boasts the lowest RPI in the NCAA field. … The Mountain Hawks went 20-11 over their last 31 games to push their record to 25-29. … Senior left-hander Nick Macaione, who will pitch against LSU, combined with junior Kevin Boswick to throw an 11-inning no-hitter against Iona. … Macaione, who has a 2.82 ERA, is the standout of a pitching staff that has a team ERA of 4.63 … The team hits .266, but Mike Garzilloleads the offense in batting average (.363), hits (73), home runs (13) and slugging percentage (.657).