WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field
RANKINGS: LSU is as high as No. 6 and as low as No. 10. Ball State is unranked.
PROJECTED STARTERS: Friday — LSU, Jr. LH Jared Poché (2-0, 0.92 ERA) vs. Ball State, Jr. LH Kevin Marnon (1-2, 4.24); Saturday — LSU, So. RH Alex Lange (1-0, 4.15) vs. Ball State, Jr. RH Zach Plesac (0-1, 6.23) OR So. RH Colin Brockhouse (1-1, 2.57); Sunday — LSU Sr. LH John Valek III (3-0, 2.04) vs. Ball State, So. RH Brendan Burns (2-0, 2.20)
ONLINE STREAMING: SEC Network+, accessible on WatchESPN and ESPN3.com
Radio: WDGL-FM, 98.1 (Baton Rouge); KLWB-FM, 103.7 (Lafayette); WWL-AM, 870, WWL-FM, 105.3 (New Orleans)
IN-GAME UPDATES: @Chandler_Rome
WHAT TO WATCH: The Tigers offense is torrid, notching double-digit hits in each of their last seven games and in eight of their last nine.
ABOUT THE CARDINALS: Marnon is an Akron transfer and a friend of LSU pitcher John Valek. Valek said Marnon would have been in the Zips weekend rotation had the program not been disbanded.