Kansas vs LSU Baseball
by Patrick Stoufflet
Kansas Jayhawk Baseball to Face Road-Shy #2 LSU this weekend.
by James Quinn on Mar 11, 2010 10:51 AM CST in Baseball
While not engaged in long-term recruiting projects, KU hitting coach John Szefc has gotten the Jayhawk offense rolling. KU scored 40 runs over the last three games.
The Jayhawks (9-3) travel to LSU (12-0) for a three game series this weekend. The Tigers are the defending national champions and ranked #2 by Baseball America and Rivals (the only college baseball polls that operate on a rational basis). So, it is a big weekend for the Hardball Hawks.
The last time KU visited LSU in 2003 the Jayhawks stunned pretty much everyone by sweeping the series. Over the last few years I have not kept my dislike of SEC baseball a secret, so, not surprisingly, I will be more invested in the outcome of this series than most. SEC baseball teams have rubbed college baseball fans across the nation the wrong way for decades by their refusal to play non-conference road games and the favoritism they receive most years from the NCAA tournament committee. Many college baseball fans think that SEC teams should either prove themselves by scheduling quality non-conference road games or drop their sense of entitlement.
In keeping with their flightless tradition, LSU's first twelve games were played at home against less than impressive opponents. This season all but 2 of LSU?s 26 non-conference games will be played in Baton Rouge, and the two road games will still be in Louisiana. Last year the first non-conference game the Tigers played outside Louisiana was at the College World Series! If KU can take two of three games in Baton Rouge I am sure they will be back in the national rankings and will have made a lot college baseball fans happy.
Come on SEC fans hit this guy with a deluge of e-mails supporting the SEC!!!!!!!!
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