LSU clobbers Auburn in 10-0 series-opening win _lowres

Photo provided by ALBERT CESARE/Opelika-Auburn News -- LSU center fielder Andrew Stevenson (6) is greeted by third baseman Christian Ibarra after scoring a run during Thursday's game at Plainsman Park in Auburn, Ala. The teams play again Friday.

LSU (38-14-1, 15-11-1) at Auburn (29-25, 11-17)

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Samford Stadium, Auburn, Ala.

RANKINGS: LSU is ranked as low as No. 15 and has high as No. 8. Auburn is not ranked.

STARTING PITCHERS: LSU, Jr. RH Aaron Nola (8-1, 1.43 ERA) vs. AU, Sr. LH Michael O’Neal (3-5, 3.82 ERA).

TV: None.

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

IN-GAME UPDATES: @DellengerAdv


WHAT TO WATCH: Nola, of course. LSU’s ace will take the mound for Game 2, trying to secure a key series victory. He’s coming off a pair of stunning performances against Alabama and Texas A&M. He allowed eight hits in 17.1 innings of those last two games.

IN THE HOLE: LSU at Auburn, 1 p.m. Saturday.