Northwestern State (30-21) at LSU (36-14-1)

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium.

RANKINGS: LSU is ranked as low as No. 15 and as high as No. 8. Northwestern State is not ranked.

STARTING PITCHERS: NSU Sr. LHP Andrew Adams (1-1, 2.93 ERA) vs. LSU Fr. LHP Jared Poché (6-3, 2.58).

TV: CST.

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

IN-GAME UPDATES: @DellengerAdv on Twitter.

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

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Poché isn’t expected to throw past the first inning. This will serve as a tuneup before his start Thursday in the series opener at Auburn. Whom coach Paul Mainieri brings in after Poché is the thing to watch. The relievers have been up and down lately. They’ll get their own tuneup before a key series against Auburn. Meanwhile, LSU hasn’t scored more than five runs in the past five games.

KNOW YOUR OPPONENT: Adams, a senior from Houston, is making his first start. He has 25 strikeouts and eight walks in 27.2 innings. The Demons are tied for third in the Southland at 18-9, a game back of first place.

IN THE HOLE: 6 p.m. Thursday at Auburn.