• What: LSU (50-10) vs. UNC-Wilmington or Tulane
  • When: TBD
  • Where: Alex Box Stadium
  • Starting pitchers: So. LHP Jared Poché (7-1, 3.35) vs. TBA
  • TV: None*
  • Online: ESPN3.com
  • In-game updates on Twitter: @DellengerAdv, @RabalaisAdv
  • On Deck: vs. TBA in NCAA super regional Friday or Saturday (with win); vs. Tulane or UNC-Wilmington at 7 p.m. Monday (with loss)

Links To Know

  • It’s unclear who the Tigers will even play in their first opportunity to win the regional championship, but the game might not come Sunday night. Tulane and UNC-Wilmington’s afternoon game was currently in a weather delay as of 2:30 p.m. The game was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. The regional title game could be moved to Monday afternoon with an if-necessary game set for Monday night. Either way, all LSU needs to do is win one of the possible two games to advance to super regionals.
  • Stopping the skid: Jared Poché is looking to end somewhat of a skid lately. The sophomore lefty has allowed 11 earned runs and 23 hits in his last 11.2 innings pitched – a span that covers three starts and his final inning against Mississippi State on April 30. That stretch included a 3.2-inning start and a one-inning start in the SEC tournament the last time he pitched.
  • Bullpen battle: The bullpen for both teams – specifically LSU’s opponent – will be a big key in these late regional games. The Tigers have the advantage, having not used top two relievers Parker Bugg and Zac Person and having, likely, every other reliever available after Lange’s complete game. However, Tulane has one of the better team ERAs in the nation, and UNC-Wilmington has used one relief pitcher – its best – in its first two games at the regional.
  • Multi-hit Stevenson: Andrew Stevenson has at least two hits in four straight games, and he’s on a seven-game hit streak entering the regional title game. The Tigers center fielder had key at-bats in Saturday night’s win. He was part of LSU’s seventh-inning rally in which the Tigers got three straight hits off UNCW starter Evan Phillips to take a 1-0 lead, and Stevenson led off the ninth with a single and later scored for an insurance run.