Nine months after Houston ended LSU’s season, Tigers pitcher Jared Poché gets crack at Cougars _lowres

Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU starting pitcher Jared Poche

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field

RANKINGS: LSU is a consensus top-10 team. Sacramento State is unranked

PROJECTED STARTERS: Friday — LSU, Jr. LH Jared Poché (0-0, 2.70 ERA) vs. Sacramento State So. LH Sam Long (0-1, 4.50); Saturday — LSU, So. RH Alex Lange (1-0, 0.00) vs. Sacramento State Sr. RH, Grant Kukuk (0-0, 1.93); Sunday — LSU, Sr. LH John Valek III (1-0, 3.18) vs. Sacramento State, Jr. RH Max Karnos (0-0, 15.00)

TV: None

ONLINE STREAMING: On SEC Network+, 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: Facing a lefty puts Bryce Adams and Jordan Romero into the lineup behind Jared Poché, who allowed only two earned runs — both in the seventh inning — of his season-opening start.

ABOUT THE HORNETS: Sacramento State took two of three from Auburn in Plainsman Park last week and bring what Paul Mainieri termed an SEC-caliber lefty to start Friday’s game.