On deck

Tulane at LSU

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium.

RECORDS: LSU 30-10-1; Tulane 15-22.

RANKINGS: LSU is ranked as low as No. 10 and as high as No. 6. Tulane is not ranked.

STARTING PITCHERS: LSU junior left-hander Kyle Bouman (3-2, 3.24 ERA) vs. Tulane senior right-handerTyler Mapes (4-2, 1.97).


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

IN-GAME UPDATES: @DellengerAdv

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

WHAT TO WATCH: Bouman has a real opportunity here to show coach Paul Mainieri that he’s good enough to work back into a starting weekend gig. He sprained his ankle more than a month ago, missed a few weeks while recovering and then laid the egg against Arkansas, allowing a first-inning grand slam. He did not pitch at Ole Miss.

KNOW YOUR OPPONENT: Mapes is Tulane’s No. 1 pitcher. He has struck out 40 and walked eight and allowed 46 hits in 50.1 innings pitched. Tulane has had a rough go at it since the win over LSU. Tulane is 2-11 since.

IN THE HOLE: Tennessee at LSU, 7 p.m. Friday, Alex Box.

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