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GAMETHREAD: Stephen F. Austin (4-8) @ LSU (10-1), 6:30pm, SECN+

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LSU can seize control of the Southland standings with a win.

Senior leftie Kyle Bouman (0-0, 12.00) gets the start for the Tigers as LSU tries to finally take an easy midweek game. Or at least we can hope so.

Last week LSU was sitting pretty on top of a 7-1 lead in the 5th while Doug Norman was looking like he had finally gotten used to the college game before he loaded the bases with no outs. Parker Bugg was unable to put out the fire and all of a sudden the lead was 7-6. Southeastern would take the lead after Zac Person walked in a run and a wild pitch.

The story has a happy ending, with Jake Fraley knocking in the tying and winning run in the bottom half of the 8th and Jesse Stallings coming in and slamming the door as he has done all season. Seriously, raise your hand if you knew Stallings was going to be this [flame emojis]. He's turned one of LSU's biggest question marks into a bullet point.

SFA has yet to announce a starter, but righty Jarred Greene (0-2, 3.97) started against Texas A&M on the 17th and Rice on the 25th, so he would likely be the bet to start tonight.

The Lumberjacks are batting .231 as a team while LSU is batting .341, but keep in mind that number is skewed by Golden Spikes award winner Kyle Bouman who is batting a modest 1.000 the small sample size of the season being so young. But something that does stand out to me is that the Lumberjacks have 4 players with an ERA over 10, with Cody Adams having a rather hearty ERA of 99.00. Yeah no, that was not a typo.

My point is, this is a much worse team than SLU and should be an easy win for LSU. As we have seen though, these midweeks are easier said than done.