LSU v. Coastal Carolina: 10 Stats that Matter Most

LSU meets Coastal Carolina for the first time ever in baseball this weekend as the Chanticleers–that scary-looking rooster adorning the top of this page–will be visiting Alex Box Stadium to start a three-game set this weekend in the Baton Rouge Super Regional. The winner heads to Omaha for the College World Series, the loser heads home for summer ball. Here are 10 of the most important statistics heading into this SEC v. Big South matchup.

  • LSU is 44-6 when they outhit their opponent
    • This stat didn’t figure in heavily this past week as the TIgers outhit Rice Monday night 15-13 but lost 10-6. Still, the stat picks the correct winner 88 percent of the time and that’s pretty damn good!
  • Coastal Carolina is 34-3 when leading after three innings
    • They only get better after that! They score early and hold onto leads. Senior closer Mike Morrison has a 0.71 ERA with 10 saves and has closed the door all year long on CCU opponents who’ve made the mistake of falling behind early on the Chanticleers. Just this past weekend Morrison pitched 3.2 innings of shutout baseball to close the door on #15 NC State.
  • CCU has an average home attendance of 1,552 and an average of 1,428 overall.
    • The team’s biggest away crowd was a mid-week loss to South Carolina, 4-2, where 7,275 Gamecock fans showed up. (That must have been one hell of a cock-fight having both the Gamecocks and the Chanticleers on one diamond.)
    • The Tigers average 10k both at home and on the road.
  • CCU is 7-1 in one run games
    • That’s a terrific winning percentage in one run games, but that means they’ve only have eight one-run finishes. LSU has been in twice as many contests and are 10-6 in such games.
  • CCU hasn’t lost two games in any three game span this year since the end of April.
    • Team was swept on the road by Georgia Tech
    • They beat NC State last weekend in Raleigh in what was essentially a three-game road matchup with the Wolfpack.
  • CCU had a 13-9 record (59% WPCT) after a March 22nd loss to College of Charleston.
    • Since then the Chants have gone 34-7 (83% WPCT) to give the team a respectable 47-16 overall record.
    • CCU blew through their conference competition in the Big South with a 21-3 regular season record and a seamless march to the conference tourney championship.
  • 17-to-0 LSU has 17 College World Series appearances.
    • Coastal has been to the CWS…..nevermind.
  • 4-1 The Chanticleers have four batters who have double digit home run totals. LSU has one.
    • LSU’s Jordan Romero hit number 10 just this weekend in the Baton Rouge Regional. He’s the only one on the team to do so.
    • Not only do the Chants have four double digit HR producers, those homer producers all have 15 or more homers so far this year. The team has totaled 91 homers this year good for third in the nation.
    • Their total is twice as many as LSU and they are hitting them at a rate of 1 and a half homers per game.
  • 39-3 CCU has a WPCT of 93% when they score five or more runs.
    • So don’t do let them do that! Because the Tigers are 7-13 when they allow 6 or more runs.
  • 29-1 LSU’s record when scoring first.
    • 16-17 record when scoring second.
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