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Bayou Brew 4/11: Action On The Diamonds

Today, we preview today's baseball and softball games.

Good morning. A pair of Tigers are now WNBA players. Congrats, LaDazhia Williams and Alexis Morris!

What's steeping in today's Brew?

ğŸ¥Ž Softball hosts No. 1 Oklahoma
⚾️ Baseball heads to Tulane
🐯 And much, much more!

Attention To Detail. Jump into the spring football season by catching all the sights and sounds of spring practice on LSU Gold. There are multiple days of spring practice footage that you can find under the Lagniappe tab. Tune in now to prepare for the spring game on April 22nd.

🔼 Lex And LaDazhia To The WNBA. Last night, Alexis Morris and LaDazhia Williams were drafted in the second round of the 2023 WNBA Draft. LaDazhia was taken by the Indiana Fever as the 17th pick and Alexis was taken by the Connecticut Sun as the 22nd pick. LaDazhia came to LSU for one year as a grad transfer from Missouri and made a huge impact in the tournament. Alexis was the only returning player on the roster this past season and has had one of the most remarkable journey's in college basketball. LSU has now had 22 players drafted into the WNBA.

🔼 Champs Are Comin' To Town. Not only is Oklahoma the No. 1 team in college softball, but they're also back-to-back national champions and an overall powerhouse. LSU and Oklahoma will be going at it tonight in Tiger Park for the final midweek home game of the season, and it's sure to be a packed one. The first 500 fans will get a free LSU Softball shirt.

These two have not met since the 2016 Women's College World Series, where Oklahoma won 7-3. The teams are tied 8-8 in matchups with each other. Oklahoma has only lost one game this season and that was to Baylor back in February. The Sooners lead the NCAA with a .380 batting average and rank No. 2 with a 0.91 ERA.

LSU's bats will have to be ready to do damage early in this one. Danieca Coffey holds the best batting average in the SEC with a .442. The Tigers pitching staff will also have to be on their A game tonight. The fun starts at 6:00pm.

🔼 No. 1 Goes To NOLA. After going 2-3 last week, LSU baseball remains the unanimous No. 1 throughout the rankings. The Tigers are also No. 1 in the nation in shutouts pitched (7). Dylan Crews remains at the top of the board in batting average (.510), on-base percentage (.645), and runs scored (53). Tommy White is No. 1 in the country in RBI per game (1.82). Paul Skenes leads in strikeouts (91), strikeouts per 9 innings (17.30), hits allowed per 9 innings (3.99), and WHIP (0.61). There's no question how this trio made the Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List.

LSU will head to New Orleans tonight to take on the Tulane Green Wave. Tulane is currently 9-23 overall and on a two-game losing streak after dropping games to USF. The Brady Bunch of the Green Wave (Brady Marget and Brady Hebert) lead the team in batting averages with .301 and .294, respectively. Expect the Tigers to have a great day at the dish, Tulane pitchers average 6.40 earned runs per game. The Tigers play tonight at 6:00pm.

🔼 Keeping Track. The LSU women's track and field squad moved up to No. 2 in the USTFCCCA rankings this week after having an incredible weekend. The men's group remained at No. 5. Michaela Rose ran a 2:00.34 time in the 800m, ranking first in the nation, second in LSU history, and third in the world. LSU has 20 marks inside the top 10 of the national rankings, you can find them here.

Going Way Back. There's a historic matchup somewhere in today's Brew.

Do you know what the first intercollegiate athletic event in LSU history was?

Think you got it? Scroll to the bottom of this email for the answer. 

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Tuesday 4/11

⛳️ Men's Golf at Aggie Invitational (Day 2) @ 7:30am CT

🤸‍♀️ Gymnastics sendoff @ 11:30am CT

⚾️ Baseball at Tulane @ 6:00pm CT

ğŸ¥Ž Softball vs. No. 1 Oklahoma @ 6:00pm CT

Answer: LSU vs. Tulane

LSU baseball defeated Tulane 10-8 in the very first LSU intercollegiate athletic event way back in 1893.

Have a great Tuesday, y'all.