Scott Rabalais: Young LSU baseball team gets dose of confidence with first SEC win _lowres

Jared Poche (photo by by JOHN OUBRE)

Missouri (28-21, 14-10) at LSU (40-8, 16-7)

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium

RANKINGS: LSU is the No. 1 team in the nation in all six polls. Missouri is ranked No. 21 in two polls.

PROJECTED ROTATION: Friday — LSU, So. LH Jared Poché (7-1, 2.65) vs. MU, Jr. RH Reggie McClain (6-5, 3.69); Saturday — LSU, Fr. RH Alex Lange (8-0, 2.22) vs. MU, Fr. RH Tanner Houck (7-3, 3.28); Sunday — LSU, TBA vs. MU, Jr. RH Peter Fairbanks (4-4, 2.64)

TV: None on Friday; SEC Network on Saturday and Sunday

ONLINE STREAMING: All games online at SEC Network+, which is accessible at and the Watch ESPN app.

RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1 (Baton Rouge); KLWB-FM, 103.7 (Lafayette); WWL-AM, 870 (New Orleans)

IN-GAME UPDATES: @DellengerAdv, @BarrecaAdvocate


WHAT TO WATCH: Jared Poché is in the midst of a torrid stretch. The sophomore lefty has allowed 10 earned runs in his last six starts, spanning 43.1 innings. He’s struck out 24 and walked six during that stretch. It all follows what he called the worst outing of his career at Arkansas on March 19.

KNOW YOUR OPPONENT: Missouri leans heavily on its three starting pitchers. Pitching depth is an issue, and that’s led to a 4-7 record in midweek games. MU’s RPI, despite being fifth in the SEC, is at 57. MU is a bubble team right now.