WHO: Tennessee at LSU
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Alex Box Stadium
RADIO: WDGL-FM 98.1; WWL-AM, 870
RANKINGS: LSU is ranked No. 19 by Baseball America, Tennesee is unranked
RECORDS: Tennessee (21-14, 5-7 Southeastern Conference); LSU (24-10, 6-6)
LIKELY STARTERS: Tennessee — Fr. LHP Garrett Crochet (2-4, 5.64 ERA, 44 2/3 IP, 13 BB, 40 K); LSU — So. RHP Zack Hess (5-3, 4.08 ERA, 46 1/3 IP, 24 BB, 60 K)
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SCOUTING REPORT, Tennessee: A home sweep would be nice for LSU, but it won’t be an easy task against the Volunteers, who have won games against Ole Miss and Florida, two of the nation’s top teams. Tennessee’s overall stats aren’t great, but it is 9-4 in games decided by two or fewer runs.
SCOUTING REPORT, LSU: The good news: LSU pitching has been outstanding against SEC hitting. The Tigers are limiting SEC opponents to a .222 average and 3.7 runs per game. The bad news: LSU has struggled to hit SEC pitching, carrying a .249 average and .376 slugging percentage into Friday’s series opener.