LSU (6-1) vs. Princeton (0-0)
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Alex Box Stadium
RANKINGS: LSU is ranked as low as No. 8 and has high as No. 2. Princeton is not ranked.
STARTING PITCHERS: Friday — Princeton, So. RH Chad Powers (3-4, 4.91) vs. LSU, So. LH Jared Poché (2-0, 1.54); Saturday — Princeton, Jr. RH Luke Strieber (1-3, 5.79) vs. LSU, Fr. RH Alex Lange (2-0, 3.60); Sunday — Princeton, So. LH Keelan Smithers (2-4, 6.17) vs. LSU, Fr. RH Jake Godfrey (1-0, 2.08)
ONLINE STREAMING: Online only at SEC Network-Plus, which is accessible at SECNetwork.com and the Watch ESPN app
RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1 in Baton Rouge; WWL-AM, 1350 in New Orleans
PRE- AND POSTGAME COVERAGE:
WHAT TO WATCH: LSU hosts its annual Ivy League team. This will be Princeton’s first game as the Ivy League begins the season two weeks after the rest of college baseball. For LSU, it’s the second game of a nine-games-in-11-days stretch. Coach Paul Mainieri wants his starting pitchers to go at least six innings over the span. His bullpen will get tested either way.
KNOW YOUR OPPONENT: Princeton was picked to finish third in the four-team Ivy League Gehrig Division. The Tigers finished last year with an 8-12 record in the Ivy League, and they had a final RPI of 224.
IN THE HOLE: Princeton at LSU, 4 p.m. Saturday