ON DECK: Tigers head to Metairie for the 2012 Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic and will face the Golden Eagles for the third straight season.

LSU vs. Southern Miss

WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Zephyr Field/Metairie

RECORDS: LSU 26-7, Southern Miss 19-12

LAST MEETING/SERIES: This is the third year in a row the Tigers and Golden Eagles have played in the Pontiff Classic and LSU has won the first two, including an 8-6 decision last season. That gives the Tigers a 36-11-2 advantage all-time vs. Southern Miss.

RANKINGS: LSU – No. 3 Collegiate Baseball, No. 5 Baseball America, No. 7 USA Today/ESPN, No. 8 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association

RADIO: 98.1-FM. TV: Cox-4 (in Louisiana markets)

Aaron Nola: Freshman righty will be back in action for the first time since April 1


TWITTER: @RandyRosetta


LSU, Fr. RH Aaron Nola (3-1, 3.18 ERA, 39.2 IP, 40 SO/4 BB, .205 opponent BA) vs. Southern Miss, Fr. RH Taylor Nunez (1-2, 2.18 ERA, 20.2 IP, 14 SO/7 BB, .176 opponent BA)


Alabama at LSU – 7 p.m. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday


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