LSU to open series against Vanderbilt on Thursday
BATON ROUGE- LSU is set to open a three-game series against Vanderbilt on Thursday afternoon.
All three games will be played in Alex Box Stadium.
LSU enters the series tied for third place in the SEC Western Division, while Vanderbilt is tied for second in the SEC East.
The Tigers won two of the three SEC games last weekend at Auburn, while Vanderbilt also had a 2-1 victory over South Carolina last weekend in Nashville.
LSU coach Paul Mainieri said that Vanderbilt has an aggressive offense, and leads the SEC in runs scored and stolen bases.
“We're looking forward to this opportunity to play against a highly-ranked opponent in what should be an electric atmosphere in our stadium,” Mainieri said.
Mainieri said that junior Jared Poche’ will take the mound for the Tigers in Game 1, with sophomore Alex Lange in Game 2 and John Valek in Game 3.
The series marks the first meeting between the teams since the opening round of the SEC Tournament in 2014 in Hoover, Alabama with LSU taking the win 11-1.
Game 1 of the series is on Thursday at 6 p.m. with Game 2 at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Game 3 at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Thursday's game will be televised on the SEC Network, Friday's game will be televised on ESPNU, and Saturday's game may be viewed online on SEC Network +, accessible at WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN app.
The games will also be carried on affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network, including 98.1 FM. Live audio of the games may be accessed at www.LSUsports.net/live with live stats at www.LSUstats.com.
2 Vanderbilt Commodores (24-5, 6-3 SEC) at #14 LSU Fighting Tigers (19-9, 4-5 SEC)
Thursday, April 7 – 6 p.m. CT
Friday, April 8 – 7:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, April 9 – 2 p.m. CT
Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.