How’s their stuff?


The Tigers, the No. 8 national seed, are best with ace pitcher Aaron Nola on the mound. LSU is 10-1 in Southeastern Conference games started by Nola, the All-American hurler and SEC Pitcher of the Year. ... They’re good with freshman Jared Poche on the mound as well, but trouble begins if you reach too far into the pitching depth. The Tigers have struggled to find a solid No. 3 starting pitcher, and they’ve had some tough times at the plate throughout the year. ... An All-American in 2013, shorstop Alex Bregman has made specatacular defensive plays and fought through a sophomore slump on offense.

Southeastern Louisiana

The Southland Conference tournament champs, the Lions also thrive with their ace, Andro Cutura (10-2, 1.72). He’s thrown 95 strikeouts and walked just 19 in 99.2 innings. ... What they lack: multiple big hitters. SLU’s Andrew Godbold has eight homers, but the rest of the team has six. ... The fielding can be a sore spot as well. Two infielders have at least 17 errors this season and another has 10 errors. For comparison’s sake, no LSU player has more than 10 errors this year.

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