2017 LSU Tigers Baseball Team
2017 LSU Tigers baseball
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SEC regular season co-champions
2017 SEC Tournament Champions
Baton Rouge Regional
Baton Rouge Super Regional
College World Series Runner-up
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
CB No. 2
2017 record 52-20 (21-9 SEC)
Head coach Paul Mainieri (11th season)
Hitting coach Micah Gibbs (1st season)
Pitching coach Alan Dunn (6th season)
Home stadium Alex Box Stadium
Seasons
2018 ->
2017 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Eastern
No. 1 Florida x+y 21 - 9 - 0   .700     52 - 19 - 0   .732
No. 10 Kentucky y 19 - 11 - 0   .633     43 - 23 - 0   .652
No. 15 Vanderbilt y 15 - 13 - 1   .534     36 - 25 - 1   .589
Missouri 14 - 16 - 0   .467     36 - 23 - 0   .610
South Carolina 13 - 17 - 0   .433     35 - 25 - 0   .583
Georgia 11 - 19 - 0   .367     25 - 32 - 0   .439
Tennessee 7 - 21 - 0   .250     27 - 25 - 0   .519
Western
No. 2 LSU x+?y 21 - 9 - 0   .700     52 - 20 - 0   .722
No. 22 Arkansas y 18 - 11 - 0   .621     45 - 19 - 0   .703
17 - 13 - 0   .567     40 - 27 - 0   .597
No. 8 Texas A&M y 16 - 14 - 0   .533     41 - 23 - 0   .641
No. 29 Auburn y 16 - 14 - 0   .533     37 - 26 - 0   .587
Ole Miss 14 - 16 - 0   .467     32 - 25 - 0   .561
Alabama 5 - 24 - 1   .183     19 - 34 - 1   .361
x - Division champion
+ - Conference champion
? - Tournament champion
y - Invited to the NCAA Tournament
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2017 LSU Tigers baseball team represents Louisiana State University (LSU) during the 2017 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Tigers play their home games at Alex Box Stadium as a member of the Southeastern Conference. They are led by head coach Paul Mainieri, in his 11th season at LSU. The Tigers would host both the Baton Rouge Regional and Super Regional, before advancing to the 2017 College World Series. The Tigers would eventually lose to Florida in the series.

Previous Season

In 2016, the Tigers finished the season 3rd in the SEC's Western Division with a record of 45-21-0, 19-11-0 in conference play. They qualified for the 2016 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament and fell to Florida in the semifinal, 1-0. They qualified for the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament as an At-large bid, and were selected as the #8 overall national seed. The Tigers were selected as hosts of the Baton Rouge regional, which included Rice, Southeastern Louisiana, and Utah Valley. The Tigers won their first two games of the regional, defeating Utah Valley, 7-1, and Rice, 4-2. In the regional final, LSU was again matched up with Rice. In the first game of the regional final, the Owls defeated the Tigers, 10-6. The Tigers went on to win game two, 5-2, eliminating Rice and advancing to the Baton Rouge Super Regional, where they faced the Coastal Carolina. In game one of the Super Regionals, the Tigers fell 11-8. In Game 2, Coastal Carolina hit a walk-off hit to upset the Fighting Tigers 4-3, moving onto the 2016 College World Series, where the Chanticleers would go on to win the National Championship.

Personnel

Roster

Coaching staff

Name Position Seasons at
LSU
Alma Mater
Paul Mainieri Head Coach 11 Florida International University (1980)
Micah Gibbs Assistant Coach 1 Louisiana State University (2010)
Alan Dunn Assistant Coach 6 University of Alabama at Birmingham (1991)

Schedule

Legend
  LSU win
  LSU loss
  Postponement
Bold LSU team member

All rankings from Collegiate Baseball.

Rankings

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* {{{coaches_19}}}
Baseball America 4 {{{ba_19}}}
Collegiate Baseball^ 2 {{{collegiate_19}}}
NCBWA+ 3 {{{ncbwa_19}}}

^ 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.

Awards and honors

  • OF Greg Deichmann: consensus All-America, first-team All-SEC
  • SP Alex Lange: first-team All-SEC
  • SS Kramer Robertson: second-team All-SEC
  • 3B Josh Smith: freshman All-SEC, All-SEC defensive
  • OF Zach Watson: freshman All-SEC
  • SP Eric Walker: freshman All-SEC
  • C Michael Papierski: All-SEC defensive

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References

  1. ^ "Official Baseball Roster". LSU Tigers. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ Lopez, Andrew (May 22, 2017). "7 LSU players honored on All-SEC baseball teams". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2017. 

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