2010 LSU Tigers baseball team

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2010 LSU Tigers baseball
Louisiana State University (block logo).svg
SEC Tournament Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division West
2010 record 41-22 (14-16 SEC)
Head coach Paul Mainieri
Hitting coach Javi Sanchez
Pitching coach David Grewe
Home stadium Alex Box Stadium
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern
#7 Florida x 22 8   .733     47 17   .734
#1 South Carolina 21 9   .700     54 16   .771
#14 Vanderbilt 16 12   .571     46 20   .697
Kentucky 13 17   .433     31 25   .554
Tennessee 12 18   .400     30 26   .536
Georgia 5 23   .179     16 37   .302
Western
#19 Auburn x 20 10   .667     43 21   .672
#13 Arkansas 18 12   .600     43 21   .672
Ole Miss 16 14   .533     39 24   .619
#16 Alabama 15 15   .500     42 25   .627
LSU 14 16   .467     41 22   .651
Mississippi State 6 24   .200     23 33   .411
x – Division champion
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
As of June 29, 2010; Rankings from Baseball America

The 2010 LSU Tigers baseball team represented Louisiana State University in the NCAA Division I baseball season of 2010. The Tigers played their home games in the new Alex Box Stadium which opened in 2009.

The team was coached by Paul Mainieri who was in his fourth season at LSU. In his first year at LSU, Mainieri's team posted a 29-26-1 record and failed to make the SEC Tournament or the NCAA Tournament, but the Tigers showed great promise during his second year posting a 49-19-1 record while claiming the SEC Western Division Title, SEC Baseball Tournament Championship, and earned the No. 7 National Seed for the 2008 NCAA Tournament.

During his third season, the Tigers were ranked No. 1 in multiple pre-season polls and lived up to the hype. The 2009 LSU Tiger baseball team finished the season 56-17, claiming the SEC regular season title, the SEC Tournament Title, and won the 2009 College World Series to claim the programs 6th National Title.

Previous season[edit]

Paul Mainieri completed his third season as head coach at LSU in 2009. The Tigers won the SEC West division title and the overall SEC regular season title which earned them the No. 1 seed in the 2009 SEC Baseball Tournament. The Tigers would go on to win the tournament and secure a spot in the NCAA post-season.

After winning the SEC Tournament, it was announced that LSU was selected as a host site for the 2009 NCAA Tournament for the 19th time in the history of the program and for the second consecutive season. When the full NCAA Tournament bracket was released, LSU was awarded the No. 3 national seed in the tournament, guaranteeing them home field advantage throughout the Super Regionals as long as they won the Regional round. LSU was able to sweep the Baton Rouge regional, defeating Southern, Baylor, and Minnesota to secure a spot in the Super Regional round.

Rice won the Houston, TX regional and moved on to the Super Regional to face LSU. LSU continued their winning streak sweeping Rice by the scores of 12-9 and 5-3. The Tigers celebrated the school's 15th trip to the College World Series in what was the final game in the inaugural season of the "new" Alex Box Stadium.

LSU faced Virginia in the first game of the 2009 College World Series. LSU defeated the Cavaliers by a score of 9-5, marking LSU's first opening round win in the College World Series since 2000. In the second game, LSU faced a familiar foe, the Arkansas Razorbacks. LSU dominated the game from start to finish winning 9-1. LSU was 1 game away from making their first trip to the CWS championship since the format changed to a best of 3 series. The Tigers once again faced the Razorbacks, and once again dominated the game. The Tigers sent the Razorbacks home after winning 14-5.

The Tigers were matched up against the Texas Longhorns in the best of 3 series for the national championship. LSU won the first game 7-6, but it took 11 innings for the Tigers to earn the Victory. Texas came back in game 2 and completely dominated the game, defeating the Tigers 5-1. Game 3 set the stage for a winner take all, and the Tigers were ready for the challenge. LSU won the game 11-4 and claimed the 6th national title on school history.

The 2009 squad compiled and overall record of 56-17, including a 10-1 mark in NCAA post-season play.

Pre-Season[edit]

2009 Recruiting Class[edit]

2009 Recruits
Name Hometown School Height Weight Bats Throws
Joey Bourgeois
P
Paulina, LA LSU-Eunice/Lutcher High School 6'2" 220 R R
Brody Colvin
P
Lafayette, LA St. Thomas More High School 6'3" 195 R R
Drafted: 227th overall in Round 7 by the Phillies. Signed August 17, 2009.[1]
Alex Edward
INF/OF
Baton Rouge, LA Parkview Baptist High School 6'1" 190 R R
Forrest Garrett
P
Norcross, GA Norcross High School 6'3" 180 L L
Drafted: 1234th overall in Round 41 by the Rangers
Mason Katz
UTIL
Harahan, LA Jesuit High School 5'10" 185 R R
Kyle Koeneman
INF
Seymour, TN Walters State Junior College/Seymour High School 6'0" 225 R R
Zach LaSuzzo
P
Monroe, LA St. Frederick High School 6'0" 195 L L
Mike Lowery
INF
Pearland, TX Temple Junior College/Pearland High School 6'3" 185 L R
Wes Luquette
C
New Orleans, LA Newman High School 6'0" 200 R R
Drafted: 805th overall in Round 27 by the Pirates
Mitch Mormann
P
Manchester, IA Des Moines Community College/West Delaware High School 6'6" 230 R R
Drafted: 597th overall in Round 20 by the Giants
Mike Reed
P
Houston, TX Stratford High School 6'2" 190 R R
Jordan Rittiner
P
Metairie, LA Jesuit High School 6'2" 195 L L
Edmond Sparks
C
Hampton, GA Chipola Junior College/Lovejoy High School 5'11" 205 R R
Zach Von Rosenberg
P
Zachary, LA Zachary High School 6'5" 205 R R
Drafted: 175th overall in Round 6 by the Pirates. Signed August 10, 2009.
Trey Watkins
OF
Montz, LA LSU-Eunice/Destrehan High School 5'9" 190 R R

Key Losses[edit]

Personnel[edit]

2010 roster[edit]

2010 LSU Tigers baseball roster
 

Pitchers

  • 10 Shane Riedie - Sophomore
  • 12 Austin Ross - Junior
  • 18 Mike Reed - Freshman
  • 22 Matty Ott - Sophomore
  • 23 Anthony Ranaudo - Junior
  • 24 Daniel Bradshaw - Junior
  • 25 Joey Bourgeois - Sophomore
  • 28 Forrest Garrett - Freshman
  • 29 Jordan Rittiner - Freshman
  • 30 Chris Matulis - Sophomore
  • 32 Zach LaSuzzo - Freshman
  • 44 Paul Bertuccini - Senior
  • 45 Mitch Mormann - Junior
  • 47 Ben Alsup - Junior
 

Catchers

  • 14 Wes Luquette - Freshman
  • 33 Micah Gibbs - Junior
 

Infielders

  • 7 Grant Dozar - Sophomore
  • 9 Wet Delatte - Redshirt Freshman
  • 11 Tyler Hanover - Sophomore
  • 13 Alex Edward - Freshman
  • 16 Matt Fury - Redshirt Freshman
  • 17 Mike Lowery - Junior
  • 27 Beau Didier - Redshirt Freshman
  • 35 Matt Gaudet - Senior
  • 36 Austin Nola - Sophomore
  • 38 Kyle Koneman - Junior

Utility

 

Outfielders

  • 3 Trey Watkins - Sophomore
  • 6 Leon Landry - Junior
  • 8 Mikie Mahtook - Sophomore
  • 21 Johnny Dishon - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 34 Blake Dean - Senior
 

2010 LSU Tigers Baseball Roster & Bios http://www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?SPSID=27867&SPID=2173&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=5200&SORT_ORDER=7&Q_SEASON=2009

Coaching Staff[edit]

2010 LSU Tigers baseball coaching staff
  • Paul Mainieri - Head Coach - 3 years at LSU
  • David Grewe - Associate Head Coach, Pitching Coach, Recruiting Coordinator - 1 year
  • Javi Sanchez - Assistant Coach, Hitting Coach - 2 years
  • Will Davis - Volunteer Assistant Coach, Outfielders Coach - 2 years
  • Buzzy Haydel - Undergraduate Assistant - 0 years
  • Ross Brezovsky - Coordinator of Baseball Operations - 1 year

2010 LSU Tigers Baseball Coaches & Bios http://www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=5200&SPID=2173&SPSID=28707

Schedule/Results[edit]

2010 LSU Tigers baseball game log
Post-Season
SEC Tournament
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record SECT Record
1[58] May 26 Florida Regions Park 10-6 Ranaudo (4-2) Johnson None 37-20 1-0
2[59] May 27 Vanderbilt Regions Park 7-5 Ross (5-4) Hill (5-5) None 12,180 38-20 2-0
3[60] May 29 Ole Miss Regions Park 8-0 7 Alsup (4-0) McKean (4-2) None 39-20 3-0
4[61] May 30 Alabama Regions Park 4-3 11 Ranaudo (5-2) Smith (1-2) None 13,327 40-20 4-0
NCAA Tournament: Regionals
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record NCAAT Record
1[62] June 4 UC Irvine Jackie Robinson Stadium 11-10 11 Alsup (5-0) Pettis (9-4) None 1,414 41-20 1-0
2[63] June 5 UCLA Jackie Robinson Stadium 3-6 Bauer (10-3) Ranaudo (5-3) None 2,613 41-21 1-1
3[64] June 6 UC Irvine Jackie Robinson Stadium 3-4 Brock (6-4) Alsup (5-1) Hoover (1) 1,015 41-22 1-2

*Rankings are based on the team's current ranking in the Baseball America poll the week LSU faced each opponent.

Game Summaries/Recaps[edit]

Regular season[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre-
season
Feb.
22
Mar.
1
Mar.
8
Mar.
15
Mar.
22
Mar.
29
Apr.
5
Apr.
12
Apr.
19
Apr.
26
May
3
May
10
May
17
May
24
June
1
June
8
Final
Poll
USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll (Top 25) 2[65] - 1[66] 1[67] 3[68] 4[69] 4[70] 4[71] 6[72] NR[73] 23[74]
Baseball America (Top 25) 3[75] 2[76] 2[77] 2[78] 7[79] 7[80] 5[81] 5[82] 8[83] 8[84] 15[85] 24[86] NR[87] NR[88] NR[89] 23[90]
Collegiate Baseball (Top 30)^ 2[91] 1[92] 1[93] 1[94] 3[95] 4[96] 4[97] 4[98] 7[99] 6[100] 17[101] NR[102] NR[103] NR[104] NR[105] 21[106]
NCBWA (Top 30) 2[107] 1[108] 1[109] 1[110] 6[111] 4[112] 4[113] 3[114] 6[115] 5[116] 11[117] 17[118] 20[119] 27[120] 30[121] 23[122]
Rivals.com (Top 25) 3[123] 2[124] 2[125] 2[126] 8[127] 8[128] 8[129] 7[130] 8[131] 7[132] 10[133] 18[134] NR[135] NR[136] NR[137] 23[138]
  • NR = Not Ranked
  • ^ Collegiate Baseball ranked 40 teams in their preseason poll, but will only rank 30 teams weekly during the season.

Awards and honors[edit]

LSU Tigers in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

The following members and future members (denoted by *) of the LSU Tigers baseball program were drafted in the 2010 MLB Draft.[150][151][152]


Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
*Delino DeShields, Jr. 2B 1 8 Houston Astros
*Zach Lee P 1 28 Los Angeles Dodgers
*Cam Bedrosian P 1 29 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Anthony Ranaudo P Comp A. 39 Boston Red Sox
Micah Gibbs C 3 97 Chicago Cubs
Leon Landry OF 3 109 Los Angeles Dodgers
*Garin Cecchini SS 4 143 Boston Red Sox
*Kevin Gausman P 6 202 Los Angeles Dodgers
Austin Ross P 8 249 Milwaukee Brewers
Blake Dean 1B 8 262 Los Angeles Dodgers
*Lucas LeBlanc OF 11 353 Boston Red Sox
*JaCoby Jones SS 19 573 Houston Astros
*Austin Southall OF 19 588 San Francisco Giants
*Ryan Eades P 19 590 Colorado Rockies
*Mitchell Hopkins P 12 1267 Cincinnati Reds
Johnny Dishon OF 42 1269 Milwaukee Brewers
*Tyler Ross C 46 1401 Philadelphia Phillies
Chad Jones OF 50 1509 Milwaukee Brewers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phillies sign 7th round pick Brody Colvin
  2. ^ Centenary @ LSU - Game 1
  3. ^ Centenary @ LSU - Game 2
  4. ^ Centenary @ LSU - Game 3
  5. ^ McNeese @ LSU
  6. ^ WMU @ LSU - Game 1
  7. ^ WMU @ LSU - Game 2
  8. ^ WMU @ LSU - Game 3
  9. ^ Pepperdine @ LSU - Game 1
  10. ^ Brown @ LSU - Game 1
  11. ^ Pepperdine @ LSU - Game 2
  12. ^ Brown @ LSU - Game 2
  13. ^ ULM @ LSU
  14. ^ KU @ LSU - Game 1
  15. ^ KU @ LSU - Game 2
  16. ^ KU @ LSU - Game 3
  17. ^ NSU @ LSU - Game 1
  18. ^ Arkansas @ LSU - Game 1
  19. ^ Arkansas @ LSU - Game 2
  20. ^ Arkansas @ LSU - Game 3
  21. ^ ULL @ LSU
  22. ^ LSU @ UT - Game 1
  23. ^ LSU @ UT - Game 2
  24. ^ LSU @ UT - Game 3
  25. ^ Binghamton @ LSU
  26. ^ UGA @ LSU - Game 1
  27. ^ UGA @ LSU - Game 2
  28. ^ UGA @ LSU - Game 3
  29. ^ Alcorn St. @ LSU
  30. ^ Southern Miss @ LSU
  31. ^ LSU @ AU - Game 1
  32. ^ LSU @ AU - Game 2
  33. ^ LSU @ AU - Game 3
  34. ^ Tulane @ LSU
  35. ^ Alabama @ LSU - Game 1
  36. ^ Alabama @ LSU - Game 2
  37. ^ Alabama @ LSU - Game 3
  38. ^ LSU @ Northwestern St.
  39. ^ Northwestern St. @ LSU
  40. ^ LSU @ Ole Miss - Game 1
  41. ^ LSU @ Ole Miss - Game 2
  42. ^ LSU @ Ole Miss - Game 3
  43. ^ UNO @ LSU
  44. ^ LSU @ Florida - Game 1
  45. ^ LSU @ Florida - Game 2
  46. ^ LSU @ Florida - Game 3
  47. ^ Southeastern LA @ LSU
  48. ^ Vanderbilt @ LSU - Game 1
  49. ^ Vanderbilt @ LSU - Game 2
  50. ^ Vanderbilt @ LSU - Game 3
  51. ^ LSU @ Kentucky - Game 1
  52. ^ LSU @ Kentucky - Game 2
  53. ^ LSU @ Kentucky - Game 3
  54. ^ LSU @ Tulane
  55. ^ Miss. St. @ LSU - Game 1
  56. ^ Miss. St. @ LSU - Game 2
  57. ^ Mississippi St. @ LSU - Game 3
  58. ^ SEC Tournament First Round - LSU vs. Florida
  59. ^ SEC Tournament Second Round - LSU vs. Vanderbilt
  60. ^ SEC Tournament Semi-Finals - Ole Miss vs. LSU
  61. ^ SEC Championship Game - LSU vs. Alabama
  62. ^ NCAA Regional Game 1 - UC Irvine vs. LSU
  63. ^ NCAA Regional Game 2 - UCLA vs. LSU
  64. ^ NCAA Regional Game 3 - LSU vs. UC Irvine
  65. ^ USA TODAY Top 25 - Preseason
  66. ^ USA Today Top 25 - March 1
  67. ^ USA Today Top 25 - March 8
  68. ^ USA Today Top 25 - March 15
  69. ^ Usa Today Top 25 - March 22
  70. ^ USA Today Top 25 - March 29
  71. ^ USA Today Top 25 - April 5
  72. ^ USA Today Top 25 - April 12
  73. ^ USA Today Top 25 - May 24
  74. ^ USA Today Top 25 - May 31
  75. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - Preseason
  76. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - Feb. 22
  77. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - March 1
  78. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - March 8
  79. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - March 15
  80. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - March 22
  81. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - March 29
  82. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - April 5
  83. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - April 12
  84. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - April 19
  85. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - April 26
  86. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - May 3
  87. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - May 10
  88. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - May 17
  89. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - May 24
  90. ^ Baseball America Top 25 - May 31
  91. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 40 - Preseason
  92. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - Feb. 22
  93. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - March 1
  94. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - March 8
  95. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - March 15
  96. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - March 22
  97. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - March 29
  98. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - April 5
  99. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - April 12
  100. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - April 19
  101. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - April 26
  102. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - May 3
  103. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - May 10
  104. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - May 17
  105. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - May 24
  106. ^ Collegiate Baseball Top 25 - May 31
  107. ^ NCBWA Top 35 - Pre-Season
  108. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - Feb. 22
  109. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - March 1
  110. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - March 15
  111. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - March 15
  112. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - March 22
  113. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - March 29
  114. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - April 5
  115. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - April 12
  116. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - April 19
  117. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - April 26
  118. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - May 3
  119. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - May 10
  120. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - May 17
  121. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - May 24
  122. ^ NCBWA Top 30 - May 31
  123. ^ Rivals Top 25: Texas tops preseason rankings
  124. ^ Rivals Top 25: February 22, 2010
  125. ^ Rivals Top 25: March 1, 2010
  126. ^ Rivals Top 25: March 8, 2010
  127. ^ Rivals Top 25: March 15,2010
  128. ^ Rivals Top 25: March 22, 2010
  129. ^ Rivals Top 25: March 29, 2010
  130. ^ Rivals Top 25 - April 5, 2010
  131. ^ Rivals Top 25 - April 12, 2010
  132. ^ Rivals Top 25 - April 19, 2010
  133. ^ Rivals Top 25 - April 26, 2010
  134. ^ Rivals Top 25 - May 3, 2010
  135. ^ Rivals Top 25 - May 10, 2010
  136. ^ Rivals Top 25 - May 17, 2010
  137. ^ Rivals Top 25 - May 24, 2010
  138. ^ Rivals Top 25 - June 1, 2010
  139. ^ 2010 SEC Tournament All-Tournament Team
  140. ^ Baseball's Bertuccini on Academic All-American Team
  141. ^ Three Named Rivals Preseason All-Americans
  142. ^ Four Tigers on Golden Spikes Watch List
  143. ^ Baseball Battery Named Preseason All-Americans
  144. ^ Catcher Gibbs Among Bench Award Candidates
  145. ^ 2010 All-SEC Team
  146. ^ Gibbs Among 16 Bench Award Semifinalists
  147. ^ Ott Named to Stopper of the Year Watch List
  148. ^ Ranaudo Named Preseason Player of the Year
  149. ^ Ranaudo Named to SEC Baseball Service Team
  150. ^ [1]
  151. ^ [2]
  152. ^ [3]