The LSU softball team opens a stretch of four consecutive home games beginning Tuesday, hosting Nicholls State at 6 p.m. at Tiger Park.
The Tigers are coming off of a 2-1 series victory over No. 1 Florida to improve to 27-1 on the year and 5-1 in Southeastern Conference play.
LSU could move to No. 1 when the new polls are released Tuesday. The Tigers welcome No. 6 Oklahoma for a two-game series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. at Tiger Park.
“We have a lot of weapons, and I think when we have something go wrong in one area, we have enough in other areas to help cover that up,” LSU coach Beth Torina said. “I just think we have a lot of things going for us right now, and I’m really proud of what they accomplished this weekend.”
LSU’s Bianka Bell was named both the SEC and LSWA Player of the Week after hitting over .700 with 10 hits over the weekend. She earned a career high four hits on Friday, while driving in a career best five RBIs on Sunday in the clincher, hitting the go-ahead three-run home run to break a 3-3 tie, while knocking a two-RBI double later that game.
She helped lead an LSU offense that hit .371 on the weekend with 36 total hits, including Bailey Landry extending her hitting streak to 20 games. She and A.J. Andrews each earned four hits in the same game.
LSU pitcher Kelsee Selman also took home LSWA honors on Monday. Except for a pitch that led to a three-run home run, Selman struck out a season-high 11 batters while scattering four hits in her second consecutive start lasting at least seven innings.
Nicholls State is 16-8 overall and 4-2 in Southland Conference, having won their past two conference series after taking two of three from Sam Houston State over the weekend.
The Tigers are 27-1 all-time against Nicholls in program history, earning a 9-0 victory in five innings last season in Thibodaux.