2013 LSU Tigers baseball team

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2013 LSU Tigers baseball
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2013 SEC Western Division Champion
2013 SEC Baseball Tournament Champion
Baton Rouge Regional Champion
Baton Rouge Super Regional Champion
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division West
2013 record 57-11 (23-7 SEC)
Head coach Paul Mainieri
Hitting coach Javi Sanchez
Pitching coach Alan Dunn
Home stadium Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern
#9 Vanderbilt xy 26 3   .897     54 12   .818
#13 South Carolina y 17 12   .586     43 20   .683
Florida y 14 16   .467     29 30   .492
Kentucky 11 19   .367     30 25   .545
Missouri 10 20   .333     18 32   .360
Tennessee 9 19   .321     22 30   .423
Georgia 7 20   .259     21 32   .396
Western
#7 LSU xy 23 7   .767     57 11   .838
#18 Arkansas y 18 11   .621     39 22   .639
#2 Mississippi State y 16 14   .533     51 20   .718
Ole Miss y 15 15   .500     38 24   .613
Alabama y 14 15   .483     35 28   .556
Texas A&M y 13 16   .448     34 29   .540
Auburn 13 17   .433     33 23   .589
x – Division champion
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 26, 2013[1][2]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2013 LSU Tigers baseball team represents Louisiana State University in the NCAA Division I baseball season of 2013. The Tigers played their home games in the new Alex Box Stadium, which opened in 2009. On May 17, 2013, the playing field at Alex Box Stadium was designated Skip Bertman Field, in honor of the LSU coach with the most wins in the program's history. At the end of the game against Ole Miss, the program celebrated the best regular season record in its history with 48 wins.[3]

The team is coached by Paul Mainieri who is in his seventh season at LSU. In the 2012 season, the Tigers failed to reach the College World Series; however, the Tigers did win the regular season and post season SEC championship. Overall, the Tigers finished 47–18, 19–11 in the SEC.

Pre-Season[edit]

Key Losses[edit]

  • Kevin Gausman (RHP) - 4th overall selection in 2012 MLB Draft
  • Austin Nola (SS) - 4-year starter; 5th round selection in 2012 MLB Draft
  • Tyler Hanover (INF) - 4-year starter; 11th round selection in 2012 MLB Draft

Key Players Returning[edit]

  • Ryan Eades (RHP) - 5-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 2012
  • Mason Katz (1B) - 13 Home Runs in 2012 (Lead SEC)
  • Aaron Nola (RHP) - 7-4 with a 3.61 ERA in 2012
  • Raph Rhymes (OF) - 2012 SEC POY; Lead NCAA with .431 BA

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2013 LSU Tigers baseball roster
 

Pitchers

  • 10 Aaron Nola - Sophomore
  • 12 Hunter Devall - Freshman
  • 21 Joe Broussard - Junior
  • 24 Cody Glenn - Sophomore
  • 25 Joey Bourgeois - Senior
  • 27 Mitch Sewald - Freshman
  • 29 Nate Fury - Junior
  • 33 Kevin Berry - Senior
  • 36 Will LaMarche - Junior
  • 37 Ryan Eades - Junior
  • 38 Nick Rumbelow - Junior
  • 39 Kurt McCune - Junior
  • 40 Taylor Butler - Freshman
  • 45 Russell Reynolds - Freshman
  • 49 Brent Bonvillain - Senior
  • 55 Hunter Newman - Freshman
  • 58 Chris Cotton - Senior
 

Catchers

  • 11 Michael Barash - Freshman
  • 20 Chris Chinea - Freshman
  • 26 Ty Ross - Junior
 

Infielders

  •  2 Tyler Moore - Sophomore
  •  8 Mason Katz - Senior
  • 14 Christian Ibarra - Junior
  • 17 Jared Foster - Sophomore
  • 23 JaCoby Jones - Junior
  • 28 Casey Yocom - Senior
  • 30 Alex Bregman - Freshman
 

Outfielders

  •  4 Raph Rhymes - Senior
  •  5 Chris Sciambra - Sophomore
  •  6 Andrew Stevenson - Freshman
  •  7 Sean McMullen - Junior
  •  9 Mark Laird - Freshman
  • 13 Alex Edward - Senior
 

2013 LSU Tigers Baseball Roster & Bios http://www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=5200&SPID=2173&SPSID=27867

Coaching Staff[edit]

2013 LSU Tigers baseball coaching staff
  • Paul Mainieri - Head Coach - 7 years at LSU
  • Alan Dunn - Pitching Coach - 2 year
  • Javi Sanchez - Hitting Coach - 5 years
  • Will Davis - Volunteer Assistant Coach - 5 years
  • Blake Dean - Undergraduate Assistant - 1st year
  • Ross Brezovsky - Coordinator of Baseball Operations - 4 years

2013 LSU Tigers Baseball Coaches & Bios http://www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=5200&SPID=2173&SPSID=28707

Schedule/Results[edit]

2013 LSU Tigers baseball game log
Post-Season
SEC Tournament
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record SECT Record
57[57] May 22 Alabama Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
(Birmingham, Al.)
3-0 Glenn (7-2) Sullivan (5-6) Cotton (13) 6,197 49-8 1-0
58[58] May 23 Arkansas Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
(Birmingham, Al.)
1-4 Stanek (9-2) Bourgeois (3-2) Suggs (12) - 49-9 1-1
59[59] May 24 Alabama Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
(Birmingham, Al.)
3-2 Fury (2-1) Oczypok (4-2) Cotton (14) - 50-9 2-1
60[60] May 25 Arkansas Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
(Birmingham, Al.)
3-1 LaMarche (2-0) Moore (1-4) Cotton (15) - 51-9 3-1
61[61] May 24 Vanderbilt Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
(Birmingham, Al.)
5-4 (11) Cotton (4-1) Miller (5-2) - 10,590 52-9 4-1
NCAA Tournament: Regionals
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record NCAAT Record
Paid Actual
62[62] May 31 Jackson St. Alex Box Stadium
(Baton Rouge, La)
11-7 McCune (4-1) Juday, A. (7-5) - 11,577 9,316 53-9 1-0
63[63] June 1 Sam Houston St. Alex Box Stadium
(Baton Rouge, La)
8-5 Nola (11-0) Scott, A. (2-1) Cotton (16) 12,085 10,752 54-9 2-0
64[64] June 2 UL-Lafayette Alex Box Stadium
(Baton Rouge, La)
5-1 Bonvillain (3-0) Boutte, C (8-4) - 11,838 10,191 55-9 3-0
NCAA Tournament: Super Regionals
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record NCAAT Record
Paid Actual
62[65] June 7 #19 Oklahoma Alex Box Stadium
(Baton Rouge, La)
2-0 Nola (12-0) Gray, J. (10-3) - 12,007 11,095 56-9 4-0
63[66] June 8 #19 Oklahoma Alex Box Stadium
(Baton Rouge, La)
11-1 LaMarche (3-0) Overton, D. (9-3) - 12,153 11,401 57-9 5-0
College World Series
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record NCAAT Record
Paid Actual
62[67] June 16 #2 UCLA TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
(Omaha, NB)
2-1 Plutko (9-3) Nola (12-1) Berg (22) - 26,344 57-10 5-1
62[68] June 18 #2 North Carolina TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
(Omaha, NB)
2-1 Thornton, T (12-1) Glenn (7-3) McCue, C (2) - 21,380 57-11 5-2

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

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
Coaches' 3 3* 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 2  
Baseball America 10 9 9 8 7 7 4 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 2  
Collegiate Baseball^ 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 2 2 3 3 3 1 1  
NCBWA 3 2 1

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* New poll was not released for this week so for comparison purposes the previous week's ranking is inserted in this week's slot.

LSU Tigers in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft[edit]

The following members and future members (denoted by *) of the LSU Tigers baseball program were drafted in the 2013 MLB Draft.

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Southeastern Conference Standings". D1 Baseball. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
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  4. ^ Maryland @ LSU - Game 1
  5. ^ Maryland @ LSU - Game 2
  6. ^ Maryland @ LSU - Game 3
  7. ^ Seth Landry. "Baseball Suffers First Loss of 2013 to BYU, 9-4". Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  8. ^ Seth Landry. "Baseball Batters Southeastern La., 13-1". Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  9. ^ Seth Landry. "Baseball Makes Quick Work of UL-Lafayette, 11-2". Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  10. ^ Bill Franques. "Baseball Set for Series with Brown, Nicholls". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  11. ^ Seth Medvin. "Baseball Clinches Weekend Series, 7-1". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  12. ^ Seth Medvin. "Glenn Paces Baseball Shutout of Nicholls, 2-0". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  13. ^ Seth Landry. "Baseball Improves to 11-1, Beats SFA, 9-2". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  14. ^ Seth Medvin. "Baseball Earns 10-2 Win Over Sacred Heart". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  15. ^ Seth Landry. "Nola Retires 18-Straight, Baseball Beats Huskies, 9-4". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  16. ^ Seth Landry. "Baseball Wins Ninth-Straight, Clinches Series". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  17. ^ Seth Landry. "Baseball Completes Weekend Sweep, 7-5". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  18. ^ Graham Reilly. "Baseball Wins 11th-Straight Entering SEC Play". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  19. ^ Bill Franques. "Katz Homers Twice in 6-4 Comeback Win at State". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  20. ^ Bill Franques. "Eades, Baseball Power Past Mississippi St., 7-3". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  21. ^ Bill Franques. "Baseball Falls in Series Finale in Starkville". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  22. ^ Seth Landry. "Baseball Walks Off in Extra Innings, 2-1". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  23. ^ Seth Landry. "Home Runs Lift Baseball to Friday Night Win, 9-4". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  24. ^ Seth Landry. "Baseball Clinches Series Over Auburn, 5-1". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  25. ^ Seth Medvin. "With Sweep, Baseball Off to Best Start Since '97". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  26. ^ Bill Franques. "Have Mercy: Baseball Beats Tulane in Eight Innings". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  27. ^ Bill Franques. "Baseball Blanks Missouri, Wins Sixth-Straight". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  28. ^ Bill Franques. "Eades, Tigers Record 8-0 Shutout at Missouri". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  29. ^ David Steinle. "Baseball Sweeps Again; Best Start Since 1986". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
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  31. ^ Kentucky @ LSU - Game 1
  32. ^ Kentucky @ LSU - Game 2
  33. ^ Kentucky @ LSU - Game 3
  34. ^ Southern @ LSU - April 9
  35. ^ Southern @ LSU - April 10
  36. ^ LSU @ Arkansas - Game 1
  37. ^ LSU @ Arkansas - Game 2
  38. ^ LSU @ Arkansas - Game 3
  39. ^ Grambling @ LSU - April 17
  40. ^ LSU @ Alabama - Game 1
  41. ^ LSU @ Alabama - Game 2
  42. ^ LSU @ Alabama - Game 3
  43. ^ Tulane @ LSU
  44. ^ So. Carolina @ LSU - Game 1
  45. ^ So. Carolina @ LSU - Game 2
  46. ^ So. Carolina @ LSU - Game 3
  47. ^ McNeese St. @ LSU
  48. ^ Florida @ LSU - Game 1
  49. ^ Florida @ LSU - Game 2
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  51. ^ Bill Franques. "After Delays, Baseball Loses First Series Opener". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  52. ^ Bill Franques. "Baseball Closes Out Game 2 at Texas A&M, 7-4". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  53. ^ Bill Franques. "Baseball Clinches Second-Straight SEC West Title". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  54. ^ Seth Landry. "Baseball Cruises Past New Orleans, 11-2". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  55. ^ Seth Landry. "Baseball Batters Ole Miss in Game 1, 7-1". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  56. ^ "Ole Miss Takes Baseball Series Finale, 11-9". LSUsports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  57. ^ LSU vs. Alabama - SECT May 22
  58. ^ LSU vs. Arkansas - SECT May 23
  59. ^ LSU vs. Alabama - SECT May 24
  60. ^ LSU vs. Arkansas - SECT Semi-Finals
  61. ^ LSU vs. Vanderbilt - SEC Championship
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  63. ^ Seth Landry. "Record Crowd Lifts Baseball Into Regional Final". LSUSports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  64. ^ Bill Martin. "Baseball Bests UL-Lafayette, Wins 20th NCAA Regional". LSUSports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
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  66. ^ Todd Politz (2013-06-07). "Back Home in Omaha! Baseball Gets Super Sweep". LSUSports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  67. ^ Bill Martin (2013-06-17). "Errors Cost Baseball CWS Opener, 2-1". LSUSports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  68. ^ Bill Martin (2013-06-18). "Baseball Season Ends in College World Series, 4-2". LSUSports.net. Retrieved 2013-06-18.