BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU baseball team opens up a three-game weekend series versus SEC rival Ole Miss tonight, looking to build on the good fortune of last week’s series win over Arkansas.
The No. 9 Tigers (23-11, 7-5 SEC) took two out of three versus Arkansas last weekend, followed by a 3-2 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday. But Ole Miss is a different animal. The Rebels (21-12, 6-6 SEC) have won five games in a row, including two wins over a top 20 opponent in Southern Miss, and have scored five or more runs in each of those wins. Despite this, Ole Miss has struggled against the best the SEC has to offer, losing six of nine games against Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Mississippi State.
Here’s all the info you need for tonight’s series opener.
LSU baseball versus Ole Miss game info
When: 6:30 p.m. CT
Where: Alex Box Stadium, Baton Rouge, La.
How can I watch LSU baseball play Ole Miss Friday night?
The game will be available for streaming online through WatchESPN and on the Watch ESPN app. You will need a cable or satellite subscription and password to log in and watch the game through these apps.
How can I listen to the game?
Audio broadcasts of the game will be offered on 98.1 FM Baton Rouge and through the LSU Sports Radio Network, accessible online at LSUsports.net/live.
Who are the starting pitchers tonight?
LSU will send ace junior Alex Lange to the mound, coming off his worst start in SEC play. Lange is 3-4 this year with a 3.77 ERA. His 62 strikeouts this year rank third in the SEC, behind Auburn’s Casey Mize and Mississippi State’s Konnor Pilkington.
Ole Miss sends sophomore James McArthur to the mound. McArthur is out to a strong start to the year with a 2-1 record and a 1.85 ERA. This will be McArthur’s fourth consecutive series-opening start in SEC play.
Projected starting lineup for LSU