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LSU starting pitcher Cole Henry (18) pitches against California, Saturday, March 9, 2019, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. California defeated LSU 5-2 in seven innings.

WHO: Kentucky at LSU

WHEN: First game — 2 p.m. Saturday; Second game — 6:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium

TV: None


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

RANKINGS: Kentucky is unranked. LSU is ranked No. 10 by Collegiate Baseball.

RECORDS: Kentucky 13-4; LSU 12-5


First game — Kentucky – Jr. LHP Zack Thompson (1-0, 2.78 ERA, 22.2 IP, 7 BB, 37 SO); LSU – Jr. RH Zack Hess (1-1, 4.91 ERA, 18.1 IP, 11 BB, 21 SO)

Second game — Kentucky – Jr. RHP Grant Macciocchi (1-0, 1.32 ERA, 13.2 IP, 1 BB, 15 SO); LSU – Fr. RHP Cole Henry (0-0, 2.84 ERA, 12.2 IP, 4 BB, 11 SO)


ON TWITTER: @whalexander_

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: As LSU plays its first Southeastern Conference games, the way Henry pitches could go a long way toward determining LSU's weekend rotation. Henry threw four scoreless innings last week against Cal before he exited the game with tightness in his upper back behind his shoulder. He didn't throw for a few days, but he feels good now. LSU needs its pitchers to step up.

Follow Wilson Alexander on Twitter, @whalexander_.