1997 LSU Tigers baseball team

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1997 LSU Tigers baseball
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National Champions
SEC Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division West
1997 record 57-13 (22-7 SEC)
Head coach Skip Bertman
Hitting coach Jim Schwanke
Pitching coach Mike Bianco
Home stadium Alex Box Stadium
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern
#16 Florida x 17 13   .567     40 24   .625
#25 Tennessee x 17 13   .567     42 19   .689
Vanderbilt 14 16   .467     31 24   .564
South Carolina 13 17   .433     33 24   .579
Kentucky 10 20   .333     20 34   .370
Georgia 8 22   .267     28 27   .509
Western
#1 LSU x 22 7   .759     57 13   .814
#2 Alabama 20 9   .690     56 14   .800
#7 Mississippi State 19 11   .633     47 21   .691
#6 Auburn 17 12   .586     50 17   .746
Arkansas 15 14   .517     36 20   .643
Ole Miss 6 24   .200     22 31   .415
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
Rankings from Baseball America

The 1997 LSU Tigers baseball team won a second consecutive NCAA championship at the College World Series, and the fourth overall for the school. The 1997 team put on an impressive display of power, hitting an NCAA record 188 home runs, including one in each of the 70 games they played that season.

The Tigers were coached by Skip Bertman, who was in his 14th season as LSU head baseball coach. LSU set a school record for victories, finishing with a 57-13 record, and won their second straight Southeastern Conference championship with a 22-7 overall mark.

Schedule/Results[edit]

1997 LSU Tigers baseball Game Log
Post-Season
SEC Baseball Tournament
# Date Opponent Score Site/Stadium Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record SECT Record
57[57] May 15 Auburn 5-2 Golden Park Coogan (11-3) Schoening (5-2) Demouy (5) 3,642 46-11 1-0
58[58] May 16 Tennessee 12-5 Golden Park Thompson (9-3) Cosgrove (10-5) - 2,576 47-11 2-0
59[59] May 17 Alabama 12-7 Golden Park Painich (8-2) Bernard (4-4) - 4,030 48-11 3-0
60[60] May 18 Alabama 2-12 Golden Park Daniel (5-0) Berthelot (6-3) - 4,268 48-12 3-1
NCAA South I Regional
# Date Opponent Score Site/Stadium Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record NCAAT Record
61[61] May 22 UNC Greensboro 14-0 Alex Box Stadium Coogan (12-3) Surridge (6-6) - 6,654 49-12 1-0
62[62] May 23 Oklahoma 14-3 Alex Box Stadium Thompson (10-3) Smith (3-1) Guillory (1) 6,573 50-12 2-0
63[63] May 24 South Alabama 5-11 Alex Box Stadium Rayborn (2-1) Shipp (4-1) Nakamura (2) 6,726 50-13 2-1
64[64] May 25 Long Beach State 14-7 (11) Alex Box Stadium Coogan (13-3) Petrosian (4-3) - 6,687 51-13 3-1
65[65] May 26 South Alabama 14-4 Alex Box Stadium Thompson (11-3) Norton (9-6) - - 52-13 4-1
66[66] May 26 South Alabama 15-4 Alex Box Stadium Painich (9-2) Sparks (11-1) Daugherty (1) 7,041 53-13 5-1
College World Series
# Date Opponent Score Site/Stadium Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record NCAAT Record
67[67] May 30 Rice 5-4 Rosenblatt Stadium Demouy (6-1) Anderson (10-2) - 20,551 54-13 6-1
68[68] June 1 Stanford 10-5 Rosenblatt Stadium Coogan (14-3) Peterson (11-3) - 23,867 55-13 7-1
69[69] June 4 Stanford 13-9 Rosenblatt Stadium Berthelot (7-3) Hutchinson (8-4) Coogan (3) 22,218 56-13 8-1
70[70] June 7 Alabama 13-6 Rosenblatt Stadium Thompson (12-3) Daniel (5-1) - 24,401 57-13 9-1

Statistical Leaders[71][edit]

Batting Average
Brandon Larson .381
Eddy Furniss .378
Blair Barbier .353
Hits
Brandon Larson 110
Eddy Furniss 98
Mike Koerner 96
Home Runs
Brandon Larson 40
Mike Koerner 22
Eddy Furniss 17
Tom Bernhardt 17
RBI
Brandon Larson 118
Eddy Furniss 77
Mike Koerner 69
Wins
Patrick Coogan 14
Doug Thompson 12
Joey Painich 9
ERA
Chris Demouy 3.63
Kevin Shipp 4.10
Patrick Coogan 4.46
Strikeouts
Doug Thompson 158
Patrick Coogan 144
Joey Painich 72

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baylor at LSU - Game 1
  2. ^ Baylor at LSU- Game 2
  3. ^ Baylor at LSU - Game 3
  4. ^ Centenary at LSU
  5. ^ Southern at LSU
  6. ^ North Carolina vs. LSU
  7. ^ NC State vs. LSU
  8. ^ Duke vs. LSU
  9. ^ VCU at LSU - Game 1
  10. ^ VCU at LSU - Game 2
  11. ^ VCU at LSU - Game 3
  12. ^ Tulane at LSU
  13. ^ Southern at LSU
  14. ^ Vanderbilt at LSU - Game 1
  15. ^ Vanderbilt at LSU - Game 2
  16. ^ Vanderbilt at LSU - Game 3
  17. ^ LA Tech at LSU
  18. ^ Louisiana College at LSU
  19. ^ LSU at Georgia - Game 1
  20. ^ LSU at Georgia - Game 2
  21. ^ LSU at Georgia - Game 3
  22. ^ LSU at UNO
  23. ^ Florida at LSU - Game 1
  24. ^ Florida at LSU - Game 2
  25. ^ Florida at LSU - Game 3
  26. ^ LSU at LA Tech
  27. ^ LSU at NLU
  28. ^ LSU at Tennessee - Game 1
  29. ^ LSU at Tennessee - Game 2
  30. ^ LSU at Tennessee - Game 3
  31. ^ Nicholls at LSU
  32. ^ McNeese at LSU
  33. ^ South Carolina at LSU - Game 1
  34. ^ South Carolina at LSU - Game 2
  35. ^ South Carolina at LSU - Game 3
  36. ^ LSU at Tulane
  37. ^ NLU at LSU
  38. ^ LSU at Miss State - Game 1
  39. ^ LSU at Miss State - Game 2
  40. ^ LSU at Miss State - Game 3
  41. ^ USL at LSU
  42. ^ SLU at LSU
  43. ^ Ole Miss at LSU - Game 1
  44. ^ Ole Miss at LSU - Game 2
  45. ^ Ole Miss at LSU - Game 3
  46. ^ UNO at LSU
  47. ^ NW State at LSU
  48. ^ Auburn at LSU - Game 1
  49. ^ Auburn at LSU - Game 2
  50. ^ Southern at LSU
  51. ^ LSU at Arkansas - Game 1
  52. ^ LSU at Arkansas - Game 2
  53. ^ LSU at Arkansas - Game 3
  54. ^ LSU at Alabama - Game 1
  55. ^ LSU at Alabama - Game 2
  56. ^ LSU at Alabama - Game 3
  57. ^ Auburn vs. LSU
  58. ^ Tennessee vs. LSU
  59. ^ Alabama vs. LSU
  60. ^ Alabama vs, LSU
  61. ^ UNCG vs. LSU
  62. ^ Oklahoma vs. LSU
  63. ^ South Alabama vs. LSU
  64. ^ LBSU vs. LSU
  65. ^ South Alabama vs. LSU - Game 1
  66. ^ South Alabama vs, LSU - Game 2
  67. ^ Rice vs. LSU
  68. ^ Stanford vs. LSU - Game 1
  69. ^ Stanford vs, LSU - Game 2
  70. ^ Alabama vs. LSU
  71. ^ 1997 Final Statistics