ON DECK: Mississippi State at LSU

Tigers and Bulldogs lift the lid on a new SEC season at Alex Box Stadium.

ON DECK

Mississippi State at LSU

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium

RECORDS: LSU 14-3, Mississippi State 14-5

LAST MEETING/SERIES: LSU leads the series 191-168-1 and took two of three games in Starkville last season, winning 17-1 and 6-3, but a 6-5 loss cost the Tigers a spot in the SEC Tournament.

RANKINGS: LSU, No. 10 Collegiate Baseball, No. 13 Baseball America, No. 13, NCBWA, No. 16 USA Today/ESPN; Mississippi State, No. 21 Baseball America, No. 22 USA Today/ESPN

RADIO: 98.1-FM
TV: CST on Friday, Cox-4 (in Louisiana markets) on Saturday

INTERNET: www.TigerSportsDigest.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Friday – LSU, So. RH Kevin Gausman (4-0, 1.32 ERA, 27.1 IP, 31 S0/2 BB) vs. Mississippi State, Jr. RH Chris Stratton (4-0, 2.57 ERA, 21 IP, 27 SO/8 BB) or Jr. RH Caleb Reed (0-2, 5 saves, 1.15 ERA, 15.2 IP, 25 SO/4 BB); Saturday – LSU, So. RH Ryan Eades (3-1, 2.13 ERA, 25.1 IP, 25 SO/3 BB) vs. vs. Mississippi State, Jr. LH Nick Routt (1-1, 3.31 ERA, 16.1 IP, 16 SO/2BB); Sunday – LSU, Fr. Aaron Nola (3-0, 1.80 ERA, 20 IP, 23 SO/2 BB) vs. Mississippi State, Jr. RH Kendall Graveman (1-0, 2.82 ERA, 22.1 IP, 16 SO/4 BB)

 


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