Friday, Feb. 17 – 6:30 p.m. CST; Saturday, Feb. 18 – 2 p.m. CST; Sunday, Feb. 19 – 1 p.m. CST
Box Stadium (7,760) in
RANKINGS: LSU (# 16
Collegiate Baseball, #19 Sports Weekly/ESPN, # 20 Baseball
Tennessee Tech (unranked)
TICKETS: $8 adults, $5 children ages 3-12 -- available at Alex Box Stadium each day two hours prior to first pitch; tickets may also be purchased and printed at www.LSUsports.net
- Fans will receive a free 2006 LSU Baseball Poster as they exit the stadium (beginning after the 7th inning stretch)
- Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases on the Alex Box Stadium field
FRIDAY AND SUNDAY
statewide on LSU Sports Radio
Network (WDGL 98.1 FM in
statewide on LSU Sports Radio
Network (WTGE 107.3 FM in
INTERNET: audio broadcast, streaming video and live stats of all three games in the Geaux Zone powered by USAgencies at www.LSUsports.net
SERIES RECORD: first meeting
LSU -- Jr. LHP Clay Dirks (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4.0 IP, 1 BB, 6 SO)
TTU – Jr. RHP Zac Cole (first outing for Tennessee Tech)
LSU – Jr. RHP Derik Olvey (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8.1 IP, 0 BB, 5 SO)
TTU – So. RHP Billy Welsh (2005 stats: 2-1, 9.00 ERA, 38.0 IP, 16 BB, 16 SO)
LSU – Jr. LHP Daniel Forrer (0-0, 3.38 ERA, 5.1 IP, 2 BB, 7 SO)
TTU – So. LHP Jake New (first outing for Tennessee Tech)
Game 1 of the series is set for 6:30 p.m. CST Friday, Game 2 begins at 2 p.m. CST Saturday and Game 3 starts at 1 p.m. CST Sunday.
The games will be broadcast
statewide on the LSU Sports Radio Network. The games on Friday and Sunday can be
The audio broadcast, streaming video and live stats are also available in the Geaux Zone powered by USAgencies at www.LSUsports.net.
None of the three games will be televised.
Junior left-hander Clay Dirks will
take the mound for the Tigers in Friday's contest against Tennessee Tech. Dirks
fired four shutout innings last Friday against
Tennessee Tech, a member of the Ohio
Valley Conference, posted a 13-42 record last season. Friday's game will mark
the season opener for the Golden Eagles, led by third-year coach Matt Bragga, a
former player at
Junior right-hander Zac Cole, a newcomer to the Tennessee Tech pitching staff, is expected to start Friday's game for the Golden Eagles.
LSU leads the Southeastern Conference with a .375 batting average after the Tigers pounded out 14 hits in a 15-3 win over Centenary Tuesday night.
Five LSU players are hitting over .400, including outfielder Jarred Bogany (.727, 2 2B, 2 RBI), first baseman/outfielder Steven Waguespack (.500, 2 2B, 3 RBI), designated hitter/first baseman J.T. Wise (.429, 2 2B, 5 RBI), shortstop Michael Hollander (.417, 3 RBI, 6 R) and outfielder Bruce Sprowl (.412, 2 RBI, 4 R).
This weekend's series carries
special significance for Sprowl because his younger brother, Brian, is a junior
second baseman/outfielder for Tennessee Tech. The Sprowls are natives of
Bogany, who injured his right wrist prior to Tuesday's game with Centenary, might return to the lineup in three weeks, team trainer Beau Lowery said Wednesday.
Bogany, a freshman from
Bogany, who made his collegiate
debut last weekend versus
The LSU pitching staff enters the
weekend series with the second-best ERA in the SEC (1.95).
LSU has limited its opponents to a .208 batting average while recording 41 strikeouts in 37 innings.