Though it may be hard to believe given how anemic LSU’s offense looked in the recently completed NCAA super regional against Stony Brook, the Tigers’ hitting didn’t fare too badly on offense compared with the rest of the SEC.
Through the super regionals, LSU ranked first in the SEC with 397 runs scored in 65 games and fourth in batting at .285, behind only Auburn (.304), Ole Miss (.296) and Kentucky (.294).
Of the three SEC teams in the College World Series, only Florida with 386 runs in 65 games stands a likely chance of passing LSU in that category. Arkansas scored 339 runs in 64 games and South Carolina scored 332 in 62 games.
Conversely, LSU’s team ERA probably isn’t quite as high as might have been expected considering pitching is considered such a team strength. The Tigers rank fifth in the SEC with a 3.25 ERA, well off the league-leading pace of 2.58 by Mississippi State.
LSU also leads the SEC in fielding at .980, one point ahead of South Carolina and Florida.