BATON ROUGE, La. — A day after breaking out of a team-wide hitting slump in a big way, LSU baseball goes for a series win against Texas A&M in a nationally televised Saturday afternoon matinee at Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (19-9, 5-3 SEC), who had been held to 1 run or fewer in three of their last four SEC games, jumped all over Aggie pitching Friday night for a 7-4 win. The attack was highlighted by back-to-back home runs from the heart of the order as Kramer Robertson and Greg Deichmann both went deep in the seventh inning.
LSU baseball versus Texas A&M game info
When: 2:30 p.m. CST
Where: Skip Bertman Field at Alex Box Stadium, Baton Rouge, La.
How can I watch LSU baseball versus Texas A&M?
The game is being broadcast on ESPN2. Tom Hart will handle play-by-play with Kyle Peterson providing analysis.
How can I listen to the game?
You can find radio broadcasts of the game through the LSU Sports Radio Network, either on 98.1 FM Baton Rouge or online via LSUsports.net/live.
How can I stream the game?
The game will be available for stream through WatchESPN and accessible on mobile devices through the WatchESPN App, available in all mobile application stores.
Who are the starting pitchers?
Freshman Eric Walker (3-0, 3.69 ERA) will start for LSU. Walker has 36 strikeouts and nine walks in 31.2 innings. He struggled against Florida his last time on the mound, giving up 5 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks in 4.2 innings. However, the Tigers were able to rally for a 10-6 win.
The Aggies turn to junior Corbin Martin (2-2, 4.07 ERA). Martin is coming off a bizarre outing against Vanderbilt. He struck out 8 Commodores, but racked up 111 pitches in just 4 innings and had to leave the game before qualifying for a decision. Martin was mostly used out of the bullpen his first two seasons and has never gone more than 5 innings.
This is the rubber game of the LSU-Texas A&M series. The Aggies (18-10, 2-6) took the opener, blanking the Tigers 4-0.
For those looking through a longer lens, it’s also the rubber game of the last five seasons of LSU-Texas A&M baseball. The Tigers and Aggies are 7-7 against each other since A&M joined the SEC in 2012.
Wh0 to watch for
Robertson, who entered the game mired in a 1-for-25 slump, snapped out of it by finishing a triple short of the cycle Friday night. He went 3-for-4 with hits in his last three at-bats. This could be the start of a streak in a different direction.
Deichmann, who entered the weekend tied atop the conference in home runs, added his ninth on Friday. He led the Tigers with 11 last season.