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LSU baseball reveals pitching plan ahead of first weekend of the season

The 2024 LSU baseball team will begin its national title defense on Friday at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers will face VMI on Friday and Sunday, and it will take on Central Arkansas on Saturday and Monday.

LSU has a lot to replace this spring, and that starts with the pitching rotation, which lost No. 1 draft pick Paul Skenes this offseason. But we now know how the weekend starting rotation will look, at least on Friday and Saturday.

Coach Jay Johnson confirmed that Thatcher Hurd, the hero from last season’s College World Series run, will get the nod on the bump on Friday nights. He’ll be followed by Alabama transfer Luke Holman, who served as the Tide’s ace last spring, on Saturdays.

The Sunday and Monday spots are still to be determined, and players like Gage Jump, Gavin Guidry and Nate Ackenhausen could all be in the mix to start those games.

LSU will begin its season on Friday night against VMI with Hurd on the mound at 2 p.m. CT.

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