LSU will use Jared Poché on short rest Thursday to begin Vanderbilt series _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU left-hander Jared Poche pitches against Cincinnati on Feb. 19 at Alex Box Stadium. Poche will start Thursday's series opener at Ole Miss.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Swayze Field, Oxford Miss.

RANKINGS: LSU is as high as No. 8 and as low as No. 15. Ole Miss is ranked as high as No. 9 and as low as No. 13.

RECORDS: LSU (27-14, 10-8 Southeastern Conference), Ole Miss (31-11, 10-8 SEC)

PROJECTED STARTERS: Thursday — LSU, Jr. LH Jared Poché (5-4, 3.26 ERA) vs. Ole Miss, Jr. RH Brady Bramlett (6-2, 2.28 ERA); Friday — LSU, So. RH Alex Lange (4-3, 4.34 ERA) vs. Ole Miss, So. LH David Parkinson (2-1, 1.70 ERA); Saturday — LSU, Sr. LH John Valek III (6-1, 3.78 ERA) vs. Ole Miss, Fr. RH James McArthur, (5-0, 2.84 ERA)

TV: SEC Network

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

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


IN-GAME UPDATES: @Chandler_Rome

WHAT TO WATCH: The two teams enter play part of a three-way tie in the SEC West. LSU’s team batting average is an even .300 while the Rebels hit at a .274 clip ­— the fourth-lowest in the conference.

ABOUT THE REBELS: Riding a six-game home conference winning streak, Ole Miss is 31-1 when scoring at least three runs, a testament to its 3.05 team ERA.