Vanderbilt at LSU

ON DECK: In a 1st-place deadlock with South Carolina -- next week's foe -- the No. 3-ranked Tigers close out the home SEC season against the Commodores.

Vanderbilt at LSU

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

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium

RECORDS: LSU 38-11, 16-8 SEC; Vanderbilt 24-24, 11-13

LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Commodores thumped the Tigers 11-3, 10-1 and 10-7 last season in Nashville, part of a 54-12 season that ended at the College World Series for the first time in program history. LSU leads the series 51-36, but has dropped 11 of the last 16 meetings – five of the last six.

RANKINGS: LSU – No. 3 Baseball America, No. 4 USA Today/ESPN, No. 4 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, No. 4 Collegiate Baseball

RADIO: 98.1-FM

TV: CST (Friday) SportsSouth (Saturday & Sunday)

INTERNET: TigerSportsDigest.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Friday – LSU, So. RH Kevin Gausman (7-1, 3.16 ERA, 82.2 IP, 101 SO/20 BB, .241 opponent BA) vs. Vanderbilt, So. RH T.J. Pecoraro (0-3, 5.40 ERA, 23.1 IP, 16 SO/14 BB, .278 opponent BA)

Saturday – LSU, Fr. RH Aaron Nola (6-2, 3.90ERA, 62.1 IP, 57 SO/6 BB, .240 opponent BA) vs. Vanderbilt, Jr. LH Sam Selman (7-3, 4.25 ERA, 53 IP, 60 SO/28 BB, .240 opponent BA)

Sunday – LSU, So. RH Ryan Eades (5-2, 3.62 ERA, 69.2 IP, 48 SO/18 BB, .277 opponent BA) vs. Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt, Fr. RH Tyler Beede (1-4, 4.14 ERA, 58.2 IP, 54 SO/20 BB, .290 opponent BA)


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