2012 LSU Tigers baseball team

2012 LSU Tigers baseball
2012 SEC Western Division Champion
2012 SEC Conference Champion
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division West
2012 record 47 - 18 (19 - 11 SEC)
Head coach Paul Mainieri
Hitting coach Javi Sanchez
Pitching coach Alan Dunn
Home stadium Alex Box Stadium
2012 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Eastern
#2 South Carolina  xy 1811 .621  4920 .710
#6 Florida  y 1812 .600  4720 .701
#19 Kentucky  y 1812 .600  4518 .714
#25 Vanderbilt  y 1614 .533  3528 .556
Georgia   1415 .483  3126 .544
Tennessee   822 .267  2431 .436
Western
#11 LSU  xy 1911 .633  4718 .723
#3 Arkansas  y 1614 .533  4622 .676
Mississippi State  y 1614 .533  4024 .625
Ole Miss  y 1416 .467  3726 .587
Auburn   1317 .433  3128 .525
Alabama   921 .300  2134 .382
x Division champion
Conference champion
Tournament champion
y Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 26, 2012[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll

The 2012 LSU Tigers baseball team represents Louisiana State University in the NCAA Division I baseball season of 2012. The Tigers played their home games in the new Alex Box Stadium, which opened in 2009.

The team was coached by Paul Mainieri who is in his sixth season at LSU. In the 2011 season, the Tigers failed to reach the post-season. Overall, the Tigers finished 36-20, 13-17 in the SEC.

Pre-Season

Personnel

Roster

2012 LSU Tigers baseball roster
 

Pitchers

  • 10 Aaron Nola - Freshman
  • 12 Kevin Gausman - Sophomore
  • 18 Michael Reed - Sophomore
  • 21 Joe Broussard - Sophomore
  • 24 Cody Glenn - Freshman
  • 25 Joey Bourgeois - Junior
  • 30 Carson Baranik - Freshman
  • 32 Aaron Johnson - Freshman
  • 33 Kevin Berry - Junior
  • 37 Ryan Eades - Sophomore
  • 38 Nick Rumbelow - Sophomore
  • 39 Kurt McCune - Sophomore
  • 41 Nick Goody - Junior
  • 44 Braden Strickland - Freshman
  • 47 Christian Trent - Freshman
  • 49 Brent Bonvillain - Junior
  • 58 Chris Cotton - Junior
 

Catchers

  • 2 Tyler Moore - Sophomore
  • 20 Jordy Snikeris - Senior
  • 22 Evan Powell - Freshman
  • 26 Tyler Ross - Freshman
  • 35 Jackson Slaid - Sophomore
 

Infielders

  • 2 Tyler Moore - Freshman
  • 8 Mason Katz - Junior
  • 11 Tyler Hanover - Junior
  • 17 Jared Foster - Freshman
  • 22 Evan Powell - Freshman
  • 23 JaCoby Jones - Sophomore
  • 27 Beau Didier - Sophomore
  • 28 Casey Yocom - Junior
  • 36 Austin Nola - Senior
 

Outfielders

  • 4 Raph Rhymes - Junior
  • 5 Chris Sciambra - Freshman
  • 8 Mason Katz - Junior
  • 9 Arby Fields - Junior
  • 13 Alex Edward - Junior
  • 35 Jackson Slaid - Sophomore

Utility

  • 7 Grant Dozar - Junior

2012 LSU Tigers Baseball Roster & Bios http://www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?SPSID=27867&SPID=2173&Q_SEASON=2011

Coaching Staff

2012 LSU Tigers baseball coaching staff
  • Paul Mainieri - Head Coach - 5 years at LSU
  • Alan Dunn - Pitching Coach - 1 year
  • Javi Sanchez - Hitting Coach - 4 years
  • Will Davis - Volunteer Assistant Coach - 4 years
  • Jeremy Phillips - Strength & Conditioning Coordinator - 1 year
  • Ross Brezovsky - Coordinator of Baseball Operations - 3 years

2011 LSU Tigers Baseball Coaches & Bios http://www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?SPSID=28707&SPID=2173&Q_SEASON=2011

Schedule/Results

2012 LSU Tigers baseball game log
Post-Season
SEC Tournament
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record SECT Record
Paid Actual
57[59]May 23Mississippi St.Hoover, Ala.
(Regions Park)
2-342-150-1
58[60]May 24Ole MissHoover, Ala.
(Regions Park)
11-243-151-1
59[61]May 25Mississippi St.Hoover, Ala.
(Regions Park)
3-4 (10)43-161-2
NCAA Tournament: Regionals
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record NCAAT Record
Paid Actual
62[62]Jun 01UL-MonroeBaton Rouge, La.
(Alex Box Stadium)
4-144-161-0
63[63]Jun 02#16 Oregon St.Baton Rouge, La.
(Alex Box Stadium)
7-145-162-0
64[64]Jun 03#16 Oregon St.Baton Rouge, La.
(Alex Box Stadium)
6-5 (10)46-163-0
NCAA Tournament: Super Regionals
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Overall Record NCAAT Record
Paid Actual
62[65]Jun 08#25 Stony BrookBaton Rouge, La.
(Alex Box Stadium)
5-4 (12)47-164-0
63[66]Jun 09#25 Stony BrookBaton Rouge, La.
(Alex Box Stadium)
1-347-174-1
64[67]Jun 10#25 Stony BrookBaton Rouge, La.
(Alex Box Stadium)
2-747-184-2

*Rankings are based on the team's current ranking in the Baseball America poll the week LSU faced each opponent.

Ranking movements

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
Coaches' 14 14* 20 15 16 13 14 12 7 4 6 4 4 9 6 7 11  
Baseball America 8 7 14 13 13 11 15 12 5 4 4 4 3 9 2 3 9  
Collegiate Baseball^ 12 9 13 11 10 8 12 7 3 1 3 5 4 4 2 1 1 9 9  
NCBWA 12 10 16 15 13 12 14 12 8 5 6 4 4 9 7 8 8 10 10

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* New poll was not released for this week so for comparison purposes the previous week's ranking is inserted in this week's slot.

LSU Tigers in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft

The following members and future members (denoted by *) of the LSU Tigers baseball program were drafted in the 2012 MLB Draft.

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team

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