The LSU baseball team opens play in the SEC Tournament today with an afternoon matchup versus an unfamiliar foe.
The No. 2 seeded Tigers (39-17, 21-9 SEC) face off against the 10th-seeded Missouri Tigers (36-21, 14-16 SEC), an opponent LSU has yet to face in 2017. With a win, LSU baseball can end up in the winner’s bracket Thursday and be one win away from a Final Four berth. With a loss, LSU would enter the loser’s bracket and be one additional loss away from elimination.
Here’s all the information you need to know about Wednesday’s game.
LSU baseball versus Missouri baseball game info
Teams: No. 2 LSU (39-17, 21-9 SEC) versus No. 10 Missouri (36-21, 14-16 SEC)
When: Approximately 4:30 p.m. CT, subject to change depending on the length of the two games prior to LSU’s matchup.
Where: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, Ala.
What TV channel can I watch LSU baseball versus Missouri baseball on?
Wednesday’s game will be broadcast live nationally on the SEC Network. Check your local listings for availability in your area.
How can I listen to LSU baseball versus Missouri baseball on the radio?
A radio broadcast of Wednesday’s game will be broadcast locally in Baton Rouge on 98.1 FM. Online users can access a feed of the broadcast through the LSU Sports Radio Network at LSUsports.net/live.
How can I stream LSU baseball versus Missouri baseball online?
The stream of Wednesday’s game will be available online through WatchESPN. Mobile users will be able to access the stream with their wireless-enabled devices using the Watch ESPN App.
Who will be the starting pitchers for LSU and Missouri?
After a late, unexpected suspension of freshman Todd Peterson, LSU will send sophomore Caleb Gilbert to the mound to start Wednesday. Gilbert is 3-1 with a 3.09 ERA in 35 innings pitched in 2017. His most impressive feat is his strikeout-to-walk ratio, which measures in at an impressive 41-to-7 clip.
Missouri will send the SEC’s Freshman Relief Pitcher of the Year Trevor Sikkema to the mound to start. Despite the honor, Sikkema is much more than a reliever. The freshman has thrown 75 innings in 2017, posting an 8-1 record and a 2.28 ERA. Among SEC pitchers who have thrown at least 70 innings this season, only Auburn’s Casey Mize and Vanderbilt’s Patrick Raby have posted better ERAs than Sikkema.
Projected starting lineup: LSU baseball
SEC Tournament Bracket