OMAHA, Neb. — The LSU baseball team will play with its season on the line Friday, and it’ll do so against the top team in the country.
No. 4 LSU faces off against No. 1 Oregon State in the College World Series Friday in what could be an elimination game for the Tigers. With a win, LSU will extend its season at least one more day and force a do-or-die game Saturday versus Oregon State. With a loss, the 2017 LSU baseball season will come to an end.
Here’s all the information you need to know about the game Friday afternoon.
LSU baseball versus Oregon State baseball game info
Teams: No. 4 LSU (50-18) versus No. 1 Oregon State (56-4)
Where: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.
When: 2 p.m. CT, Friday, June 23
What’s at stake: If LSU beats Oregon State, the two teams will face off against one another again on Saturday. If LSU loses, its season will be over.
How they got here: Oregon State defeated Cal St. Fullerton and LSU to earn its way into this game. LSU lost to Oregon State but defeated Florida State twice to get here.
What TV channel can I watch LSU baseball versus Oregon State on?
This game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
How can I listen to LSU baseball versus Oregon State on the radio?
Listeners who live in the Baton Rouge area can find the radio broadcast on 98.1 FM Baton Rouge. Internet users can find a feed of the broadcast online through the LSU Sports Radio Network at LSUsports.net/live.
How can I stream LSU baseball versus Oregon State baseball online?
Internet users will be able to stream this game online using WatchESPN. Mobile users can find the stream on their wireless-enabled devices by using the Watch ESPN App. Both the online and mobile versions of WatchESPN will require cable or satellite passwords to access.
How else can I follow LSU baseball versus Oregon State baseball?
If you’re on Twitter, you can follow along with the game in three ways. First, you can follow the official LSU account at @LSUbaseball. You can follow the College World Series at @NCAACWS. And you can follow SEC Country’s beat writer Nick Suss live from Omaha at @nicksuss. For live stats of the game, visit LSUstats.com.
Who will be the starting pitchers?
LSU will start ace junior Alex Lange. Lange is 9-5 with a 3.08 ERA in 2017 and was named a first-team All-SEC performer for his efforts. Lange was selected in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs.
Oregon State will start either Drew Rasmussen or Jake Thompson. Rasmussen is predominantly a relief pitcher who 3-0 with a 0.79 ERA. Thompson was a first-team All-American in 2017 who has a 14-0 record with a 1.84 ERA in 122 innings.
Projected starting lineup: LSU baseball