No. 3 Arkansas visits No. 12 LSU

Third-ranked Arkansas and No. 12 LSU begin an important Southeastern Conference series at 7 p.m. Friday in Alex Box Stadium.

Here are the starting lineups:

Arkansas (22-3, 5-1)

Tim Carver — SS

Bob Bigham — 2B

Dominic Ficociello — 1B

Matt Reynolds — 3B

Sam Bates — RF

Derrick Bleeker — LF

Jimmy Bosco — DH

Jake Wise — C

Jacob Morris — CF

DJ Baxendale — P

LSU (19-6, 3-3)

JaCoby Jones — 2B

Grant Dozar — 1B

Mason Katz — RF

Raph Rhymes — LF

Austin Nola — SS

Ty Ross — C

Tyler Hanover — 3B

Beau Didier — DH

Jared Foster — CF

Kevin Gausman — P

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Tigers have new lineup for Cajuns

LSU coach Paul Mainieri has shaken up the Tigers lineup in the wake of losing center fielder Chris Sciambra to a fractured vertebrae in his neck.

In fact only three players — third baseman Tyler Hanover, shortstop Austin Nola and catcher Ty Ross — are playing the same positions they were playing when the season began.

The loss of Sciambra, who’s expected to make full recovery but miss the rest of the season season, caused a trickle-down effect that also affected the batting order.

Position wise, Jared Foster moved into Sciambra’s spot in center field, Raph Rhymes moved from right to left, and Mason Katz moved to right from first base. Katz’s move enabled Mainieri to keep left-handed hitting Grant Dozar in the lineup as he moved from designated hitter to first base, opening a spot for another left-handed bat in new DH Beau Didier.

JaCoby Jones, who started the season in center field, could have moved back there, bt Mainieri preferred to keep him at his more natural position at second base.

The Tigers play Louisiana-Lafayette at 6:30 p.m. in Alex Box Stadium. Here are the starting lineups for both teams:

ULL (13-10)

Tyler Frederick — 1B

Jace Conrad — 2B

Dylan Butler — RF

Chase Compton — DH

Daniel Nichols — LF

Ryan Leonards — SS

Jordan Bourque — 3B

Chris Sinclair — C

Brian Bowman — CF

Austin Robichaux — P

LSU (18-6)

JaCoby Jones — 2B

Tyler Hanover — 3B

Mason Katz — RF

Raph Rhymes — LF

Grant Dozar — 1B

Austin Nola — SS

Ty Ross — C

Beau Didier — DH

Jared Foster — CF

Joe Broussard — P

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LSU to play Missouri, A&M in 2013

LSU will play both of the new members of the Southeastern Conference – Missouri and Texas A&M – during the 2013 baseball season. The SEC released its conference schedule Thursday.

 

The Tigers will play at Missouri on the weekend of March 29-31, and they will play at Texas A&M on May 10-12. Missouri will be in the Eastern Division and Texas A&M in the Western Division.

 

SEC teams will continue to play a 30-game conference regular-season schedule. LSU begins league play next season on March 15-17 at Mississippi State.  

 

“Certainly, the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri makes an already very competitive conference even stronger,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to the benefits those two schools will bring our league as we form relationships with them.”

 

The Tigers will play all six of their Western Division opponents (Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Texas A&M) and four Eastern Division opponents (Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina).

 

LSU will not play Georgia, Tennessee or Vanderbilt during the regular season.

 

Ten of the 14 league teams will qualify for the 2013 SEC Tournament May 21-26 in Hoover, Ala.

 

The SEC Athletics Directors are putting together scheduling principles for the expanded league for the 2014 season and beyond.

 

 

2013 SEC BASEBALL SCHEDULE

 

March 15-17

Tennessee at Alabama

Ole Miss at Arkansas

Vanderbilt at Auburn

Kentucky at Florida

Georgia at Texas A&M

LSU at Mississippi State

South Carolina at Missouri

 

March 22-24

Alabama at Georgia

Arkansas at South Carolina

Auburn at LSU

Florida at Vanderbilt

Mississippi State at Kentucky

Texas A&M at Ole Miss

Missouri at Tennessee

 

March 29-31

Alabama at Auburn

Mississippi State at Arkansas

Ole Miss at Florida

Georgia at Kentucky

LSU at Missouri

Texas A&M at South Carolina

Tennessee at Vanderbilt

 

April 5-7

Arkansas at Alabama

Auburn at Texas A&M

Florida at Mississippi State

Missouri at Georgia

Kentucky at LSU

Vanderbilt at Ole Miss

South Carolina at Tennessee

 

April 12-14

Alabama at Ole Miss

LSU at Arkansas

Georgia at Auburn

South Carolina at Florida

Tennessee at Kentucky

Mississippi State at Texas A&M

Missouri at Vanderbilt

 

April 19-21

LSU at Alabama

Texas A&M at Arkansas

Auburn at Mississippi State

Florida at Missouri

Vanderbilt at Georgia

Kentucky at South Carolina

Ole Miss at Tennessee

 

April 26-28

Texas A&M at Alabama

Arkansas at Georgia

Auburn at Missouri

Tennessee at Florida

Kentucky at Ole Miss

South Carolina at LSU

Mississippi State at Vanderbilt

 

May 3-5

Alabama at Mississippi State

Arkansas at Kentucky

Ole Miss at Auburn

Florida at LSU

Georgia at Tennessee

Missouri at Texas A&M

Vanderbilt at South Carolina

 

May 10-12

Missouri at Alabama

Tennessee at Arkansas

Auburn at Florida

Georgia at South Carolina

Vanderbilt at Kentucky

LSU at Texas A&M

Mississippi State at Ole Miss

 

May 16-18

Alabama at Vanderbilt

Arkansas at Auburn

Florida at Georgia

Kentucky at Missouri

Ole Miss at LSU

South Carolina at Mississippi State

Texas A&M at Tennessee

 

 

 

LSU, Southern set for 5 p.m.

LSU and Southern are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Alex Box Stadium. The game was moved from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to try and avoid heavy rains that are headed toward Baton Rouge.

A little rain has fallen at the stadium but at 4:30 p.m. the tarp was off the field and the Jagars were taking infield.

Here are the starting lineups:

Southern (9-10)

Taylor Roy — LF

Darrius Jennings — 2B

Brian Rowry — 1B

Derrick Hopkins — DH

Wilmy Marrero — RF

Cameron McGriff — 3B

Clint Ourso — C

Demario Ellis — SS

David Wright — CF

John Thigpen –P

LSU (16-4)

Jared Foster — LF

JaCoby Jones — 2B

Mason Katz — 1B

Raph Rhymes — RF

Ty Ross — C

Tyler Hanover — 3B

Austin Nola — SS

Evan Powell — DH

Chris Sciambra — CF

Cody Glenn — P

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New lineup for Tigers

No. 10 LSU has juggled its lineup for the second game of its Southeastern Conference series against No. 21 Mississippi State at 6 p.m. Saturday in Alex Box Stadium.

JaCoby Jones has moved into the leadoff spot and Casey Yocom gets a shot as the designated hitter.

Here are the starting lineups:

Mississippi State (14-6)

Adam Frazier — ss

Demarcus Henderson — RF

Trey Porter — DH

Hunter Renfroe — CF

Tyler Fullerton — LF

Wes Rea — 1B

Phillip Casey — 3B

Mitch Slauter — C

Matthew Britton — 2B

Nick Routt — P

LSU (15-3)

JaCoby Jones — 2B

Casey Yocom — DH

Mason Katz — 1B

Raph Rhymes — RF

Ty Ross — C

Austin Nola — SS

Tyler Hanover — 3B

Jared Foster — LF

Chris Sciambra — CF

Ryan Eades — P

For updates, follow @LesEast on Twitter.

 

Corrected LSU lineup for Friday

LSU has handed out a corrected lineup for the Tigers game against Mississppi State at 7 p.m. Friday in Alex Box Stadium:

Here is the correct lineup:

Chris Sciambra — CF

JaCoby Jones 2B

Mason Katz 1B

Raph Rhymes — RF

Austin Nola — SS

Tyler Hanover — 3B

Ty Ross — C

Grant Dozar — DH

Jared Foster — LF

Kevin Gausman — P

Mississippi State’s lineup has not changed.

 

LSU opens SEC play vs. State

LSU will begin Southeastern Conference plays when it meets Mississippi State at 7 p.m. Friday in Alex Box Stadium.

Here are the starting lineups:

No. 21 Mississippi State (14-5)

Adam Frazier — SS

Demarcus Henderson — RF

Trey Porter — DH

Wes Rea — 1B

Hunter Renfroe — cf

Phillip Casey — 3B

Tyler Fullerton — LF

Mitch Slauter — C

Matthew Britton — 2B

Chris Stratton — P

No. 10 LSU (14-3)

Jared Foster — LF

JaCoby Jones — 2B

Mason Katz — 1B

Raph Rhymes — RF

Austin Nola — SS

Tyler Hanover — 3B

Grant Dozar — DH

Ty Ross — C

Chris Sciambra — CF

Kevin Gausman — P

For updates follow @LesEast on Twitter.

 

LSU goes for sweep of Dartmouth

No. 13 LSU will go for a three-game sweep when it plays Dartmouth at 11 a.m. Sunday in Alex Box Stadium.

The Tigers followed their 8-4 victory Friday night with a 16-3 triumph Saturday afternoon.

Here are the starting lineups:

Dartmouth (0-2)

Joe Sclafani — ss

Thomas Roulis — 2b

Chris O’Dowd — c

Dustin Selzer — 1b

Ennie Coble — dh

Jeff Keller — lf

Nick Lombardi — 3b

David Turnbull — rf

Matt Robinson — cf

Michael Johnson — p

LSU (9-2)

Jared Foster — lf

JaCoby Jones — 2b

Mason Katz — 1b

Raph Rhymes — rf

Austin Nola — ss

Tyler Hanover — 3b

Jackson Slaid — dh

Ty Ross — c

Chris Sciambra — cf

Kurt McCune — p

For updates follow @LesEast on Twitter.

 

 

Katz goes for record vs. Dartmouth

LSU first baseman Mason Katz will have an opportunity to tie an NCAA record in the first inning of the Tigers game against Dartmouth at 2 p.m. Saturday in Alex Box Stadium.

Katz has reached base in 17 consecutive plate appearances, which is one short of the record set by Shaun Larkin of Cal State Northridge in 2002. He’ll bat third in the lineup.

Jackson Slaid is back in the lineup as the designated hitter after being sidelined by the flu. He replaces Casey Yocom.

Here are the lineups for the game:

Dartmouth (0-1)

Joe Sclafani — ss

Matt Parisi — 2b

Chris O’Dowd — dh

Ennis Coble — 1b

Jeff Keller — rf

Nick Lombardi — 3b

Matt Robinson — lf

Chad Piersma — c

Jake Carlson — cf

Mitch Horacek — p

LSU (8-2)

Jared Foster — lf

JaCoby Jones — 2b

Mason Katz — 3b

Raph Rhymes — lf

Austin Nola — ss

Tyler Hanover — 3b

Jackson Slaid — dh

Ty Ross — c

Chris Sciambra — cf

Ryan Eades — p

For updates follow @LesEast on Twitter.

 

LSU changes lineup for Dartmouth game

The LSU lineup looks a little different as the 13th-ranked Tigers prepare to open a three-game weekend series against Dartmouth at 7 p.m. Friday in Alex Box Stadium.

JaCoby Jones has moved from center field to second base, where he was a freshman All-American last season. Casey Yocom has moved from second base to designated hitter, Jared Foster from designated hitter to left field and freshman Chris Sciambra of Catholic High has been inserted in center field.

Here are the complete starting lineups:

Dartmouth (0-0)

Joe Sclafani — SS

Thomas Roulis — 3B

Chris O’Dowd — C

Dustin Selzer — 1B

Ennis Coble — DH

Jeff Keller — LF

Nick Lombardi — 3B

David Turnbull — RF

Jake Carlson — CF

Kyle Hunter — P

LSU (7-2)

Jared Foster — LF

JaCoby Jones — 2B

Mason Katz — 1B

Raph Rhymes — LF

Austin Nola — SS

Tyler Hanover — 3B

Casey Yocom — DH

Ty Ross — C

Chris Sciambra — CF

Kevin Gausman — P

For updates follow me on Twitter: @LesEast