The LSU baseball team has a chance to clinch the SEC West Friday night with a senior leader on the mound and a bitter rival across the field in the other dugout.
After winning 3-1 Thursday night, the LSU baseball team (37-17, 19-9 SEC) faces off against Mississippi State for the second game of its regular-season ending series in Starkville, Miss. Friday night. With a win, LSU can lock up the SEC West crown and will keep pace with either Florida or Kentucky, one of whom will also be 20-9 in SEC play after they play Friday night, atop the overall SEC leaderboard.
Here’s everything you need to know about Friday’s game.
LSU baseball versus Mississippi State baseball game info
Teams: LSU (37-17, 19-9 SEC) at Mississippi State (34-20, 17-11 SEC)
Where: Duty Noble Field, Polk-DeMent Stadium, Starkville, Miss.
When: Friday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. CT
How can I watch LSU baseball versus Mississippi State baseball Friday?
Friday’s game will not be televised nationally. Rather, you can find the game online through WatchESPN or stream along on your mobile devices by using the Watch ESPN App.
How can I listen to LSU baseball versus Mississippi State baseball on the radio?
As will be the case with every game this weekend, Friday’s game will be broadcast locally on the radio on 98.1 FM Baton Rouge. An online feed of the radio broadcast will be available through the LSU Sports Radio Network at LSUsports.net/live.
Who will be the starting pitchers in Friday’s game?
Senior left-hander Jared Poché will make the final regular-season start of his storied LSU career Friday. Poché is 8-3 with a 3.16 ERA this season and has struck out twice as many batters (50) as he’s walked (25).
Freshman right-hander Denver McQuary will make the start for Mississippi State. McQuary hasn’t thrown too many innings this season, only 39.1, but he’s posted a modest 2-2 record with a 3.89 ERA.
Projected starting lineups: LSU baseball