LSU vs. Mississippi State
WHEN: 3 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Regions Park/Hoover, Ala.
RECORDS: LSU 43-15, Mississippi State 36-22
THURSDAY’S GAMES: LSU 11, Ole Miss 2; Kentucky 5, Miss. State 1
LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Bulldogs claimed a 3-2 victory Wednesday in the second round and that squared the teams this season at two games apiece. State leads the all-time series 193-170-1 and the earlier win bumped the Dogs in front in SEC Tournament games, 8-7.
RANKINGS: LSU – No. 2 Collegiate Baseball, No. 2 Baseball America, No. 5 USA Today/ESPN, No. 7 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association; Mississippi State, No. 21 Collegiate Baseball, No. 24 Baseball America, No. 25 USA Today/ESPN, No. 26 NCBWA
RADIO: 98.1-FM, XM 199, Sirius 213. TV: CSS
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS
LSU, So. RH Ryan Eades (5-2, 3.62 ERA, 79.2 IP, 55 SO/22 BB, .285 opponent BA) vs. Mississippi State, Fr. LH Jacob Lingren (2-2, 2.75 ERA, 19.2 IP, 18 SO/4 BB, .243 opponent BA)
Winner moves into the semifinals on Saturday against Kentucky