The Tigers rode a fantastic pitching outing from former walk-on Alden Cartwright to a 2-0 shutout of Ole Miss Sunday, cinching a critical series win on the road. Since that painful sweep at Florida, LSU is 7-2 in the SEC and alone at 2nd in the conference, behind Alabama & Florida’s twin 12-6 conference marks. After LSU at 10-7-1 in the West, Ole Miss & Mississippi State both sit at 10-8. South Carolina in the East is also 10-8. LSU comes home to face Tennessee this weekend. The offense isn’t going to win many games by itself, but if the pitching can do what it did Sunday more often, that’ll certainly help LSU’s cause. But, is it ready to do that?
Alabama, while currently leading by 1.5 games over LSU, still has South Carolina, Florida, LSU & Mississippi State on the schedule. With such tough series’ still on tap, the SEC race is still wide open.
On to the polls (italics mean not yet released for this week):
Collegiate Baseball - 10 (LW:14)
Baseball America - 9 (LW:12)