Luke Holman to take the bump for LSU baseball in regional winners’ bracket against North Carolina

When LSU faces off against Chapel Hill Regional host and No. 4 national seed North Carolina on Saturday, it will have its ace on the mound.

After typical Friday starter Gage Jump took the bump for Friday’s win over Wofford, which ended in dramatic walk-off fashion with a solo shot from freshman Steven Milam, Luke Holman is set to start Saturday’s winners’ bracket contest against the Tar Heels.

Holman, a transfer from Alabama and the Saturday starter for most of the season, has a 9-3 record on the season and an impressive 2.54 ERA. He has struck out 116 batters on the year while walking just 32.

We could be in for a pitching duel as the Tigers will face North Carolina lefty Shea Sprague, who is 3-1 with a 4.02 ERA on the season.

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