The Crimson Tide’s schedule has been ranked third toughest in the nation.
Bama is 15-12 overall and 4-5 in SEC games. The Tigers are 24-5 overall, 5-4 in the conference.
Alabama baseball’S Friday contest with third-ranked LSU has been moved up to a 3 p.m. CDT start. With Friday’s forecast calling for severe weather in the evening, the two teams agreed to move first pitch up from the originally scheduled 7 p.m. start time. Today’s series opener remains at 7 p.m., and Saturday’s finale is still set for 2 p.m.
Alabama will continue with its regular weekend rotation, starting senior left-hander Taylor Guilbeau in Thursday’s first game and tossing junior righty Will Carter on Friday. UA will finish off the three-game set tossing sophomore right-hander Geoffrey Bramblett against the Tigers on Saturday.
LSU will feature a pair of freshmen and a sophomore against the Tide. The Tigers will start sophomore Jared Poche’ Thursday, and then will hand the ball to freshman Alex Lange on Friday. Rounding out the weekend for LSU is first-year man Jake Godfrey on Saturday.
Alabama and LSU will meet the 359th time in program history on Thursday evening when the two teams square off for the series opener. The Crimson Tide own the all-time series, 197-158-3, but the Tigers have won eight of the last 10 contests between the two.