BATON ROUGE — The LSU baseball program has earned its second Top 10 recruiting ranking this month.
The Tigers are ranked No. 6 in the 2019 Collegiate Baseball magazine recruiting ranking which were released on Monday. This LSU’s second Top 10 finish this month as the Tigers were ranked No. 7 in the Baseball America recruiting poll that was released on September 5.
LSU has finished in the Top 10 of a recruiting survey a dozen times in the previous 13 years. The Tigers have finished No. 1 in a recruiting ranking in 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2018; No. 3 in 2009; No. 4 in 2012; No. 5 in 2017; No. 6 in 2019; No. 7 in 2011, 2015 and 2016; and No. 10 in 2013.
The 2019 recruiting class is composed of 10 position players and four pitchers, and it contains four players that have been selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft – outfielder Maurice Hampton and infielders Zach Arnold, Zack Mathis and Cade Doughty.
The 2020 LSU baseball team began conditioning drills and individual workouts earlier this month with the returning LSU players, and the team will hold its first full-squad workout of the fall practice period at 1 p.m. this Sunday in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
The Tigers will play a pair of exhibition contest this fall – Sunday, October 27, at 3 p.m. versus UNO in Alex Box Stadium, and Sunday, November 3, at 1 p.m. at Nicholls State.
LSU fall practice will then conclude with the intra-squad Purple-Gold World Series November 7-8. The 2020 season opens on February 14 when LSU plays host to Indiana in Alex Box Stadium.
2019 Collegiate Baseball Top 25 Recruiting Class Ranking
3. South Carolina
5. Texas Christian
8. Arizona St.
13. North Carolina
15. Miami (Fla.)
17. Mississippi St.
19. Georgia Tech
23. Oregon St.