Sunday, March 15, 2009


In the 1st of a Sunday afternoon double header, second baseman Ryan Schimpf (Danville Dans 2007), homered and starter Louis Coleman (Danville Dans 2006) threw a complete game as the third-ranked Tigers topped Kentucky 3-1 and win their opening SEC series.

Coleman (4-1) pitched a complete game, allowing only four hits and striking out seven while giving up only one earned run, his first of the season. He also struck out the side in the seventh to end the game.

The Tigers broke a tie in the bottom of the fourth when Schimpf blasted a two-run homer over the right field wall to put LSU up 3-1. It was Schimpf’s second home run of the season.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Austin Ross, Danville Dans 2008, has been named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week.

LSU right-hander Ross, a sophomore from Shreveport, La., fired six shutout innings in LSU’s 16-0 win over the University of Central Florida on Sunday, allowing two hits while recording no walks and a career-best 10 strikeouts. Ross fired 81 pitches during his outing, and did not allow a runner to advance beyond first base.

Ross is 2-0 on the year with a 0.75 ERA in 12 innings on the mound. He has allowed one run on six hits with one walk and 14 strikeouts.

Ross joins 2007 Danville Dan, Ryan Schimpf, as the 2nd LSU Tiger to be named SEC player/pitcher of the week in this 2009 season.