On deck: Alabama at LSU _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU's Christian Ibarra makes a catch at third during a game against Arkansas. Ibarra and the Tigers will play a doubleheader against Alabama at noon and 7 p.m. Saturday

LSU (35-13-1, 13-10-1) vs. Alabama (31-18, 13-11)

WHEN: Noon and 7 p.m. Saturday (doubleheader).

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium.

RANKINGS: LSU is ranked as low as No. 15 and has high as No. 6. Alabama is ranked as low as No. 23 and as high as No. 19.

STARTING PITCHERS: First game — LSU, Jr. RH Aaron Nola (7-1, 1.58) vs. Bama, Jr. RH Spencer Turnbull (5-4, 2.38); second game — LSU, Fr. LH Jared Poché (6-3, 2.58) vs. Bama, Jr. LH Justin Kamplain (4-3, 3.59)

TV: First game — CST; second game — none.

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

IN-GAME UPDATES: @DellengerAdv




WHAT TO WATCH: Coach Paul Mainieri’s crew is 0-4 in its two doubleheaders this season, but the coach says this DH Saturday will feel different. The stadium will be cleared after Game 1. Players will “go relax” and eat between games, Mainieri said. Normally, Game 2 is played 45 minutes after the first game ends. “This way, you have a chance to take a deep breath, win or lose,” the coach said.

IN THE HOLE: Alabama at LSU, 1 p.m. Sunday.