BATON ROUGE- The No. 7/5 LSU softball team (34-8, 11-4 SEC) has a busy weekend ahead as the Tigers play host to No. 23/24 Kentucky (25-15, 8-7 SEC) Friday through Sunday.
All three games will stream live on SEC Network+ and the WatchESPN app with Hall of Famers Lyn Rollins and Yvette Girouard on the call. Live stats will be available at LSU Stats.com and the game will air on 107.3 FM with Patrick Wright giving you the play-by-play.
In one of the biggest weekends of the year, LSU will don teal uniforms on Saturday and participate in the “Strikeout Ovarian Cancer” game, which raises awareness for ovarian and other GYN cancers. Earlier that day on Saturday morning the Tigers will participate in the seventh annual Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk that begins and ends at Tiger Park.
Sunday’s game will be “Bark in the Park”. All dogs are welcome in Tiger Park. Fans can bring their dogs and receive a $2 general admission ticket.
About the Tigers
LSU goes into the weekend on a three-game win streak after claiming their fifth-straight SEC series last weekend against Mississippi State and defeating McNeese St., 4-0, on Tuesday.
Amanda Sanchez is leading the squad and is second in the SEC with a.471 batting average. Aliyah Andrews is eighth in the league and second on the team with a .416 average. She leads the league in stolen bases with 39. The Tigers are hitting .338 on the year and are averaging 7.1 runs per game.
In the circle, the pitching staff owns a 2.25 earned run average, 14 shutouts and is holding their opponents to a .201 average at the plate. Maribeth Gorsuch is 10-0 on the season, which is tied for the best start to a season in the circle in program history. She owns five shutouts, one save and a .197 ERA. Shelby Wickersham is 9-1 with a 1.94 ERA, while Shelbi Sunseri leads the team in strikeouts with 48 and four saves, which is one away from tying the school save record.
UPDATE – With rain in the forecast for Saturday, LSU has moved game 2 of its softball series against Kentucky from 6 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT, it was announced Friday.
There is no change to the annual Geaux Teal Ovarian Cancer Walk that begins and ends at Tiger Park. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 9:30.
Saturday’s game will be streamed on SEC Network+ and the LSU Sports Radio Network broadcast will be available at LSUsports.net/live and 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge beginning at 12:45 p.m.
As of publication time, games 1 and 3 of the series will be played as-scheduled, at 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Sunday, respectively.