Sunday, March 7, 2010

LSU Goes Through Scrimmage; Baseball Stays Perfect


On Saturday, LSU went through a scrimmage.  The scrimmage was closed to the media, and LSU did not release any statistics.  Therefore, there's not much to report but Les Miles did give us a few tidbits in his press conference after.   

Miles said that running backs Michael Ford and Stevan Ridley both had good days running the ball.  Also singled out by the head man were receiver Russell Shepard, offensive linemen Chris Faulk and Alex Hurst, and defensive ends Sam Montgomery, and Ken Adams.  

In some not so good news, senior receiver Terrance Toliver was apparently involved in some kind of scuffle in Tigerland Saturday night.  While this isn't great to see from one of the team leaders, the fact that he wasn't arrested and was only issued a citation means that whatever happened probably wasn't that big a deal. 


LSU won four games over the weekend, two against Brown and two against Pepperdine, to remain unbeaten.  LSU is now 11-0 for the first time since 1997.  While LSU hasn't played any big-time opponents, these wins are important and will help LSU's cause if they're in consideration for a national Top eight seed in a couple of months. 

LSU once again got a good start from Chris Matulis on Thursday with some great relief work from Daniel Bradshaw.  It's great to see those two guys pitch well.  LSU will need them this year.  On Friday, LSU mostly got things done with their bats.  LSU then got some more good pitching on both Saturday and Sunday.  Joey Bourgeois pitched seven shutout innings on Saturday, only giving up one hit before giving way to Matty Ott who notched his fifth save of the young season.  On Sunday, LSU got a great performance from freshman Jordan Rittiner, who pitched six innings while only allowing one earned run.  He gave up nine hits, but was able to avoid the big inning. 

Mikie Mahtook had a big weekend with two home runs and Leon Landry had a huge game on Sunday with two triples.  Designated hitter Matt Gaudet homered again, brining his team leading total to five. 

LSU was once again without ace Anthony Ranaudo who is taking it easy due to some discomfort in his throwint elbow.  Ranaudo is expected to return against Kansas on Friday night. 


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