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Youngstown State second baseman Jeff Wehler (7) is tagged out at second base by LSU shortstop Zach Arnold (2) after he was caught stealing, Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Alex Box Stadium on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge, La.

LSU begins a three-game series Friday afternoon against Oral Roberts. LSU moved up first pitch six hours to avoid forecasted rain. Below is some key information about the game.

WHEN: 1 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium

TV: None

ONLINE: SECN+ and Watch ESPN

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

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RANKINGS: LSU is ranked No. 8 by Collegiate Baseball. Oral Roberts is unranked.

RECORDS: LSU is 8-1. Oral Roberts is 2-6.

LIKELY STARTERS: LSU – Jr. RHP Jaden Hill (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 10.0 IP, 0 BB, 9 SO); ORU – Jr. RHP James Notary (0-1, 4.76 ERA, 11.1 IP, 3 BB, 5 SO)

PREGAME UPDATES: theadvocate.com/lsu

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR: As LSU waits for injured second baseman Cade Doughty to return, the Tigers have used freshman Will Safford and sophomore Zach Arnold at second base. Safford this season has batted .143 (1 for 7) while Arnold has hit .345 (10 for 29) with three home runs. Arnold appears like the likely starter, but LSU may keep him at shortstop and play a different combination in its middle infield during the weekend series.

Email Wilson Alexander at walexander@theadvocate.com