Kentucky and LSU will meet in the winner’s bracket of the SEC Baseball Tournament on Thursday night with a spot in the semifinals on the line.
The Wildcats took two of three games against the Tigers in the regular season. The two teams squared off April 21-23 in Lexington, Ky. LSU edged out Kentucky in the final conference standings to earn the No. 2 seed while Kentucky is the No. 3 seed.
Both teams eased their way to second-round wins on Wednesday in Hoover, Ala. Kentucky beat South Carolina 7-2 while LSU blasted past Missouri 10-3.
Kentucky first baseman Evan White led the lineup Wednesday. The second-team All-SEC selection drove in four of Kentucky’s six runs, including a 3-RBI double that broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth inning. White’s big hit came with the bases loaded and it represented three of his four RBI in Kentucky’s win against South Carolina.
The Cats bullpen locked things down on the mound against South Carolina. Zach Logue stabilized the game for the Wildcats with three shutout-innings in relief. He struck out four South Carolina batters and allowed two hits. Freshman Chris Machamer pitched the final three innings and allowed just one hit. He and Logue combined for six shutout innings out of the bullpen.
Kentucky will look for another resume boost against LSU. Both teams are vying for one of eight national seeds for postseason play.
Kentucky baseball vs. LSU game time, details
When: Approximately 9 p.m. ET Thursday, May 25
Where: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, Ala.
Kentucky: Sophomore RHP Sean Hjelle (9-2, 3.17 ERA)
LSU: Junior RHP Alex Lange (7-5, 2.79 ERA)
What TV channel is broadcasting the Kentucky baseball vs. LSU game?
SEC Network will have the broadcast.
How can I watch the Kentucky baseball vs. South Carolina game online?
Fans can watch the game at WatchESPN or using the WatchESPN app on mobile devices.
How can I listen to the Kentucky baseball vs. South Carolina game?
Fans in Lexington can listen on 630 AM-WLAP. Neil Price has the broadcast.