On deck: Mississippi State at LSU (Saturday) _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU first baseman Greg Deichmann (7) tosses the ball to LSU starting pitcher Jared Poche to put away Mississippi State first baseman Nathaniel Lowe at first base in the third inning Friday at Alex Box Stadium.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday

2 Alex Box Stadium

RANKINGS: LSU is as high as No. 5 and as low as No. 15. Mississippi State is ranked as high as No. 5 and as low as No. 11

RECORDS: Mississippi State 26-12-1,9-7 SEC; LSU 26-12, 9-7

PROJECTED STARTERS: Saturday — LSU, So. RH Alex Lange (4-2, 4.88) vs. Mississippi State, Jr. RH Austin Sexton (3-2, 3.96); Sunday — LSU Sr. LH John Valek III (6-1, 3.42) vs. TBA

TV: ESPNU

ONLINE STREAMING: On SEC Network Plus, accessible on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com

RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1 (Baton Rouge); KLWB-FM, 103.7 (Lafayette); WWL-AM, 870, WWL-FM, 105.3 (New Orleans)

PRE- AND POSTGAME: blogs.theadvocate.com/linedrives; theadvocate.com/sports

IN-GAME UPDATES: @Chandler_Rome

WHAT TO WATCH: Alex Lange pitches with a series on the line for the second time this season. The first was a dazzling two-run outing on short rest against Texas A&M that LSU won 3-2.