LSU (22-3, 4-2 SEC) vs. Kentucky (16-9, 2-4)
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Alex Box Stadium
Rankings: LSU is ranked No. 1 in five of six polls. Kentucky is not ranked.
Projected starting pitchers:
- Friday: UK sophomore RHP Zack Brown (2-2, 2.43 ERA) vs. LSU sophomore LHP Jared Poché (5-1, 3.37 ERA)
- Saturday: UK junior RHP Dustin Beggs (3-2, 3.44 ERA) vs. LSU freshman RHP Alex Lange (5-0, 1.42 ERA)
- Sunday: UK junior RHP Kyle Cody (2-2, 4.88 ERA) vs. LSU freshman RHP Jake Godfrey (5-0, 2.25 ERA)
Online Streaming: SEC Network-plus, which is accessible at SECNetwork.com and the Watch ESPN app
Radio: WDGL 98.1 FM (Baton Rouge); KLWB 103.7 FM (Lafayette); WWL 870 AM, WWL 105.3 FM (New Orleans)
In-game updates: @DellengerAdv, @BarrecaAdv
What to watch: Jared Poché makes his first appearance after what he calls the worst start of his … life. He lasted less than four innings and gave up 10 hits and five runs in a 5-1 loss to Arkansas last Thursday. LSU leads the nation in batting average (.332), but Zack Brown holds teams to a .182 average as a starting pitcher.
Know your opponent: The Wildcats have an RPI of 50 and were swept in their SEC opening series at South Carolina, a three-game set that included two close games. They took two of three from Mississippi State last week.