The LSU baseball team is set to face its biggest road challenge of the season this weekend.
No. 4 LSU (16-5, 3-0 SEC) travels to Gainesville, Fla. for a three-game series versus No. 12 Florida (13-8, 0-3 SEC) beginning tonight. As two of the top three rated teams in the SEC according to the USA Today Coaches Poll, this series between LSU and Florida isn’t just a rematch of last year’s SEC Championship, but also one with major postseason implications.
Here’s all the information you need to know about this series.
LSU baseball versus Florida baseball series details
Game times (CT): Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m., Sunday at noon.
Location: Alfred A. McKethan Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.
What TV channels are the LSU baseball versus Florida baseball games on?
Friday: SEC Network
Sunday: SEC Network
How can I watch these games online?
These games will all be streamed through the SEC Network Plus, accessible through WatchESPN.
How can I listen to the series?
All three games of the series are going to be available to listen live through the LSU Sports Radio Network on LSUsports.net and on 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge.
Projected starting lineups: LSU baseball
Weekend pitching matchups:
LSU: Alex Lange (3-1, 5.04 ERA, 36:9 K/BB)
Florida: Alex Faedo (3-1, 2.93 ERA, 35:13 K/BB)
LSU: Jared Poché (5-0, 0.25 ERA, 23:4 K/BB)
Florida: Brady Singer (2-1, 1.74 ERA, 31:9 K/BB)
LSU: Eric Walker (3-0, 2.67 ERA, 30:5 K/BB)
Florida: Jackson Koward (3-0, 2.35 ERA, 27:12 K/BB)
Additional series info
- Florida comes into this series having lost three of its last four games and four of its last six weekend tilts. That said, the Gators are 13-2 at home this season versus just 1-6 on the road. Similarly, LSU is 16-1 at home but 1-4 on the road and at neutral sites.
- LSU and Florida played each other five times in 2016. LSU won three out of the five games, but Florida won the one that mattered most, defeating LSU 1-0 in the SEC Championship game. Then-freshman Caleb Gilbert spun a gem for LSU, allowing one run in 5.2 innings pitched, but Florida’s Scott Moss one-upped him, throwing six shutout innings for the victory.
- Florida is the first in a long line of ranked opponents LSU will face to round out the season. The Tigers face UL-Lafayette, Ole Miss, Kentucky, South Carolina and Auburn later in the year, all of which are ranked in the latest D1Baseball.com Top 25 rankings.