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Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU coach Paul Mainieri speaks to his players as Vanderbilt relief pitcher Collin Snider warms up in the fifth inning April 9 at Alex Box Stadium.

WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Taylor Stadium, Columbia, Mo.

RANKINGS: LSU is as high as No. 9 and as low as No. 15. Missouri is not ranked.

RECORDS: LSU (24-11, 8-6 SEC), Missouri (20-17, 4-10)

PROJECTED STARTERS: LSU, Sr. LH John Valek III (5-1, 3.48) vs. Missouri, Fr. LH Michael Plassmeyer (3-2, 4.22)


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: Valek can clinch a second straight sweep for LSU. He’s coming off his worst command outing of the season, when he allowed four earned runs on seven hits.