The LSU baseball team kicks off its final and most important regular season series of the year Thursday, playing a game with major postseason implications.
The Tigers (36-17, 18-9 SEC) face off against Mississippi State (34-19, 17-10 SEC) Thursday night for the first game of a three-game series that will likely decide the winner of the SEC West and a guaranteed first-round bye in the SEC Tournament. LSU begins this weekend’s series with a one-game lead over Mississippi State in the West and one game behind Florida for the overall SEC lead.
Here’s all the information you need to know about Thursday’s game.
LSU baseball versus Mississippi State baseball game info
Teams: No. 5 LSU (36-17, 18-9 SEC, first in SEC West) versus No. 9 Mississippi State (34-19, 17-10 SEC, second in SEC West)
Where: Dudy Noble Field, Starkville, Miss.
When: Thursday, May 18, 6 p.m. CT
What TV channel will LSU baseball versus Mississippi State baseball be on?
Thursday’s game will be broadcast nationally on the SEC Network.
How can I listen to LSU baseball versus Mississippi State baseball on the radio?
As will be the case with every game of this week’s series, Thursday’s game will be broadcast on the radio locally on 98.1 FM Baton Rouge. The radio stream will be available online through the LSU Sports Radio Network at LSUsports.net/live.
How can I stream LSU baseball versus Mississippi State baseball online?
Thursday’s game will be available for viewing online through WatchESPN. Mobile users will be able to find the game on their wireless enabled devices by using the Watch ESPN app.
Who will be the starting pitchers for LSU and Mississippi State?
LSU will send ace and projected first-round pick Alex Lange to the mound Thursday. Lange is 6-5 with a 2.92 ERA in 2017, having struck out 100 batters with just 28 walks in 83.1 innings pitched.
Sophomore left-hander Konnor Pilkington will open the game for Mississippi State. Pilkington is 6-4 with a 3.44 ERA this year.
Projected starting lineup: LSU baseball