Pregame will be posted a few hours before each game this baseball season. About an hour before first pitch, lineups will be added to the bottom of this post. Return after the game for our postgame blog.
- What: LSU (14-1) vs. Nebraska (7-5)
- When: 11 a.m. Sunday
- Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
- Starting pitchers: LSU freshman RHP Jake Godfrey (2-0, 1.26) vs. sophomore RHP Derek Burkamper (1-0, 3.00)
- TV: Cox Sports Television
- In-game updates on Twitter: @Dellenger Adv
- On deck: vs. McNeese State, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
- In the hole: vs. Ole Miss, 7 p.m. Friday
Links To Know
- Notes: Stallings survives scary ninth for his seventh save in seven chances; Robertson gets two hits against hometown team
What’s At Stake
- A 3-0 seep in the Houston College Classic. LSU and Texas A&M are the only two undefeated teams left in the classic. Beyond that, the Tigers can win a 12th straight game. The Tigers could be on a 13-game win streak and 16-1 heading into an SEC-opening series against Ole Miss next weekend at what’s expected to be a packed Alex Box Stadium.
What To Watch
- Godfrey: The freshman from Illinois has had a few hiccups this season. He enjoys allowing base runners and then emphatically ending innings, stranding them. He gets his first start away from Alex Box Stadium on Sunday and it comes against a squad in Nebraska that advanced to a regional last year.
- Second base: Kramer Robertson has an impressive day against his hometown team in the win over Baylor, but his spot isn’t completely secure. Will coach Paul Mainieri, especially if it’s a blowout, sub in freshman Grayson Byrd at second? He suggested earlier this week that Byrd could see time at second base and that it may be a platoon situation.
- Priceless Pen: LSU’s bullpen has had two real stumbles this season – in the 8-5 win over Kansas and the 9-8 win over Southeastern Louisiana. They’ve been good lately. Can they keep it up against the Cornhuskers? They’re as fresh as can be, with just four relievers throwing a total of four innings the first two games.
Know Your Opponent
- The Cornhuskers made a regional last year and started this season in some top 25 rankings. They lost 2-1 to Texas A&M on Friday and held on for a 4-3 win over Hawaii on Saturday.