On Deck

LSU (39-14-1, 16-11-1) vs. Auburn (28-27, 10-19)

2WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Samford Stadium, Auburn, Ala.

RANKINGS: LSU is ranked as low as No. 15 and has high as No. 8. Auburn is not ranked.

STARTING PITCHERS: LSU Jr. LHP Kyle Bouman (3-2, 2.51) vs. Sr. RHP Daniel Ortman (9-4, 2.53)

TV: None.

RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1 and LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates.

IN-GAME UPDATES: @DellengerAdv

PRE- AND POSGAME COVERAGE: blogs.theadvocate.com/ linedrives; theadvocate.com/sports/lsu/

WHAT TO WATCH: The Tigers have positioned themselves to get their second SEC series sweep of the season. It’s a big one. LSU can likely clinch a top-four seed in the SEC tournament, key to grabbing a host bid for an NCAA regional. Coach Paul Mainieri will likely piece together the game on the mound, using a host of relievers, but Bouman will be the first out.

IN THE HOLE: LSU at the SEC tournament, Tuesday or Wednesday.

2Ross Dellenger