BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU baseball team is headed to Metairie, La. for a crucial midweek game, and one for an even better cause.
Coming off a weekend series win over Arkansas, the No. 8 LSU baseball team (22-11, 7-5 SEC) takes on in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette tonight at 7 p.m. CT at The Shrine on Airline, home of the New Orleans Baby Cakes. The game is part of the annual Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic, a game hosted in the memory of former LSU third baseman Wally Pontiff Jr., who died in 2002 at just 21 years old after complications resulting from a heart abnormality. All proceeds from this game will benefit the Wally Pontiff Jr. Foundation, which donates to charitable foundations across Louisiana.
Here’s all the information you’ll need to know about tonight’s game.
LSU baseball versus Louisiana-Lafayette Game Info
When: 7 p.m. CT
Where: The Shrine on Airline, Metairie, La.
What TV channel will LSU baseball versus Louisiana-Lafayette be on?
Tonight’s game will be broadcast on Cox Sports Television (CST) throughout Louisiana.
How can I listen to tonight’s game on the radio?
Radio broadcasts of tonight’s game will be available on 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge and through the LSU Sports Radio Network, accessible online through lsusports.net/live.
Can I stream tonight’s game online?
A stream of the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic will be available through WatchESPN and the Watch ESPN app. Blackout restrictions will apply. If you live in an area serviced by CST, you won’t be able to access the stream.
Who will be the starting pitchers?
Freshman Matthew Beck will make the first start of his young career for the LSU baseball team. Beck is 1-0 on the year with a 0.69 ERA in 13 innings pitched. LSU coach Paul Mainieri indicated that Beck is unlikely to throw longer than one inning, and certainly won’t throw more than two.
Louisiana-Lafayette will start freshman Jack Burk. The right-hander is 2-3 on the year with a 2.23 ERA in 32.1 innings of work. Burk has struck out 26 batters while he’s walked only five.
Projected starting lineup: LSU