LSU (40-14-1) vs. Vanderbilt (41-16)

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

WHERE: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, Ala.

RANKINGS: LSU is ranked as low as No. 14 and has high as No. 8. Vanderbilt is ranked as low as 19 and as high as 10.

STARTING PITCHERS: LSU, Fr. LH Jared Poché (8-3, 2.29) vs. Vandy, Jr. LH Jared Miller (6-1, 3.88).

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TV: SportsSouth/FSN.

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

WHAT TO WATCH: Each team will throw its No. 2 pitcher in a game vital to LSU’s NCAA postseason positioning. Beating the No. 6 RPI team in the land on a neutral field can only do good things for an LSU team that’s fighting to host a regional. Poché has struggled on the road, none worse than his fist SEC start of his career at Vandy in March. He allowed four runs and five hits, including three doubles, and walked five.

KNOW YOUR OPPONENT: Miller, a 6-foot-7, 240-pounder, tossed a gem against LSU in a win during their series in March. He allowed two hits and one run in 6.2 innings, getting the victory in an 88-pitch outing.

IN THE HOLE (with a loss): LSU vs. Ole Miss/Arkansas loser, 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

IN THE HOLE (with a win): LSU vs. Ole Miss/Arkansas winner, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.