LSU at Florida

ON DECK: Tigers head to Gainesville with a head of steam to face loaded Gators.

Florida at LSU

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: McKethan Stadium/Gainesville, Fla.

RECORDS: LSU 23-6, 6-3 SEC; Florida 24-5, 6-3 SEC

LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Gators came to Baton Rouge to open the 2011 SEC season and swept the Tigers with 5-4, 1-0 and 7-3 victories. That gives Florida seven wins in the last eight games, although LSU leads the series 51-38-1, although the Tigers haven’t beaten the Gators in a regular-season meeting since a 4-0 decision on May 9, 2009.

RANKINGS: LSU, No. 7 Collegiate Baseball, No. 12, NCBWA, No. 12 USA Today/ESPN, No. 12 Baseball America; Florida, No. 1 Baseball America, No. 1 NCBWA, No. 1 USA Today/ESPN, No. 2 Collegiate Baseball

RADIO: 98.1-FM. TV: ESPNU (Thursday), FSN Florida (Friday)

INTERNET: www.TigerSportsDigest.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Thursday – LSU, So. RH Kurt McCune (1-3, 4.76 ERA, 22.2 IP, 16 SO/10 BB, .265 opponent BA) vs. Florida, Jr. LH Brian Johnson (4-0, 3.28 ERA, 35.2 IP, 29 SO/8 BB, .233 opponent BA); Friday – LSU, So. RH Kevin Gausman (5-0, 2.27 ERA, 47.2 IP, 62 S0/13 BB, .202 opponent BA) vs. Florida, So. RH Karsten Whitson (1-0, 4.05 ERA, 6.2 IP, 4 SO/3 BB, .292 opponent BA); Saturday – LSU, So. RH Ryan Eades (4-1, 1.91 ERA, 47 IP, 39 SO/9 BB, .238 opponent BA) vs. vs. Florida, Jr. RH Hudson Randall (3-1, 3.56 ERA, 43 IP, 38 SO/2 BB, .259 opponent BA)

 


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