LSU at Kentucky

ON DECK: Tigers and Wildcats collide for the SEC lead in a rare battle of No. 1 vs. No. 2.

LSU at Kentucky

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday

WHERE: Cliff Hagan Stadium/Lexington, Ky.

RECORDS: LSU 31-7, 11-4 SEC; Kentucky 33-5, 11-4

LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Tigers swept the Wildcats in Baton Rouge last season, winning 9-5, 12-4 and 8-4 to increase their advantage in the series to 42-23-1. UK pulled off the sweep the last time the teams played in Lexington, including a pair of walk-off victories on home runs.

RANKINGS

LSU – No. 1 Collegiate Baseball, No. 4 Baseball America, No. 4 USA Today/ESPN, No. 5 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association

Kentucky – No. 2 Collegiate Baseball, No. 3 Baseball America, No. 3 USA Today/ESPN, No. 3 NCBWA

RADIO: 98.1-FM. TV: FSN (Friday & Saturday)

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PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Friday – LSU, So. RH Kevin Gausman (6-1, 2.76 ERA, 62 IP, 77 SO/19 BB, .216 opponent BA) vs. Kentucky, Jr. LH Taylor Rogers (4-1, 5.07 ERA, 49.2 IP, 54 SO/11 BB, .306 opponent BA)

Saturday – LSU, So. RH Ryan Eades (5-1, 2.51 ERA, 57.1 IP, 45 SO/13 BB, .236 opponent BA) vs. Kentucky, Jr. LH Jerad Grundy (3-1, 4.60 ERA, 45 IP, 36 SO/20 BB, .241 opponent BA)

Sunday – LSU, Fr. RH Aaron Nola (5-1, 3.15 ERA,50.2 IP, 46 SO/4 BB, .208 opponent BA) vs. Kentucky, So. LH Corey Littrell (6-0, 1.95 ERA, 55.1 IP,48 SO/14 BB, .278 opponent BA)


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