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30 Jan

The No. 1 Priority for Pitchers is Getting Into Throwing Shape



Winter break for Northwest students brings about time with families, holidays and a much-needed break from school. But, for student-athletes whose season is in the spring, winter break is a time of preparation.

Heading home on Dec. 8 meant the Northwest baseball season was 57 days away. For me, as a pitcher, it was all about trying to figure out how to achieve my goals of getting stronger, faster and into throwing shape.

Strength and conditioning coordinator Matt Wendelberger sent all of Bearcat baseball home with a weightlifting schedule to follow. Included in our lifting schedule was a three-day and four-week schedule that included the lifts we primarily did in the fall. These lifts included many ways to train specific muscles and movements that baseball players use every pitch.

11 Mar

LSU stars shine bright as it takes the series opener against Wichita State 6-1



The LSU baseball team received a big night from its big-time players, which was more than enough to beat Wichita State 6-1 in a rain-delayed series opener Friday at Alex Box Stadium.

Among the stars who shined brightest for LSU (10-4) were Cole Freeman (2 for 3, two runs), Antoine Duplantis (3 for 4, two runs), Greg Deichmann (2 for 4, four RBIs) and Alex Lange.

28 Feb

These 2 pitches made Alex Lange so dominant in LSU’s series-opening win vs. Maryland



Alex Lange needed three pitches to strike out the first batter he faced.

The next batter he faced? The same result.

It set the tone for a dominant performance in which Lange, LSU’s ace right-hander, struck out 12 batters in six innings Friday night. His teammates gave him plenty of help at the plate as the Tigers dropped No. 25 Maryland 6-1 in the series opener at Alex Box Stadium.

“It sets the tone for the whole game, coming out there and showing the other team that you’re going to pound the zone, get strike one and pitch in our counts,” Lange said. “When we’re pitching in our counts, we’re going to be a lot more successful.”

23 Feb

How LSU pitcher Alex Lange, a driven, meticulous star, sees each pitch before he throws



Two hours and five minutes before junior right-hander Alex Lange throws the first pitch of the 2017 LSU baseball season, he will arrive at Alex Box Stadium — not two hours before, or two hours and 10 minutes before, but precisely 125 minutes before.

There is purpose to this. Lange is a stickler when it comes to organization and precision of his pregame schedule. He needs 125 minutes to flawlessly execute his routine, and Lange is obsessed with execution — so much so that you’ll have to excuse him if he doesn’t notice you on game day.