The LSU baseball team returns to action in the 2017 SEC Tournament Thursday, looking to avenge a midseason loss.
No. 2 LSU (40-17, 22-9 SEC) will face off against third-seeded Kentucky, a squad that took two out of three games versus LSU back in April. LSU defeated No. 10 Missouri to get to this game, while Kentucky took care of No. 11 South Carolina. The winner of this game will get an automatic bid into the SEC Tournament semifinals on Saturday, while the loser will play in an elimination game Friday night versus one of the loser’s bracket champions.
Here’s all the information you need to know about Thursday’s game.
LSU baseball versus Kentucky baseball game info
Teams: LSU (40-17) versus Kentucky (39-18)
Streaks: LSU: 8W, UK: 1W
Where: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, Ala.
When: Approximately 8 p.m. CT Thursday, depending on the lengths of the three earlier games and the weather conditions
How can I watch LSU baseball versus Kentucky baseball on TV?
Thursday’s game will be broadcast live on the SEC Network. Check you local listings to see if the network is available in your area.
How can I listen to LSU baseball versus Kentucky baseball on the radio?
You’ll be able to find a live feed of Thursday’s game locally on the radio at 98.1 FM Baton Rouge. Online users can find a live stream of the broadcast through the LSU Sports Radio Network at LSUsports.net/live.
How can I stream LSU baseball versus Kentucky baseball online?
A stream of Thursday’s game will be available to cable subscribers online through WatchESPN. Mobile users can find the game on their internet-enabled devices using the Watch ESPN App.
Who will be the starting pitchers in Thursday’s game?
LSU will start ace junior Alex Lange, an All-SEC performer in 2017. Lange is 7-5 with a 2.79 ERA in 2017 and struck out an SEC regular-season best 111 batters with just 33 walks.
Opposing Lange will be Kentucky’s All-SEC pitcher Sean Hjelle. Hjelle was the 2017 SEC Pitcher of the Year thanks to his 9-2 record and 3.17 ERA. Opponents are hitting .227 off Hjelle this year. Hjelle defeated LSU in the one game he started versus the Tigers this year, allowing three runs in six innings.
Projected starting lineup: LSU baseball
- SS: Kramer Robertson
- 2B: Cole Freeman
- LF: Antoine Duplantis
- RF: Greg Deichmann
- 1B: Nick Coomes
- 3B: Josh Smith
- DH: Beau Jordan
- C: Michael Papierski
- CF: Zach Watson