LSU’s new middle infield duo shines, and Jared Poché is strong in a 12-1 rout of Fordham _lowres

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- LSU batter Bryce Jordan hits a foul ball on Friday night against Fordham at Alex Box Stadium.

2WHEN: 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium

RANKINGS: LSU is as high as No. 6 and as low as No. 11. Fordham is unranked.

PROJECTED STARTERS: Saturday (first game) — LSU, Sr. LH John Valek III (2-0, 2.13) vs. Fordham, Sr. RH Joseph Serrapica (0-2, 5.91); Saturday (second game) — LSU, So. RH Alex Lange (1-0, 2.31) vs. Fordham, Sr. RH Jimmy Murphy (0-1, 10.38)

TV: None

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

RADIO: First game: WTGE-FM 100.7, second game: 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: Paul Mainieri wants Lange to get a start under the lights, and he’ll get it in Saturday’s second game, looking to rebound from last week’s three-run outing in which his command was shaky.

ABOUT THE RAMS: Fordham hit .178 as a team entering the series, using a Friday night lineup with eight right-handers and one switch-hitter.