How to watch LSU baseball face Louisiana-Lafayette in Saturday showdown in Houston

The Tigers passed their first major test of the season on Friday night, defeating a ranked opponent in Texas 6-3 in their opener at the Astros Foundation Classic in Houston.

Now, the Tigers will take on Louisiana-Lafayette in Game 2 on Saturday. The Ragin’ Cajuns sit at 5-4 on the season after winning their opening series against Wright State but losing a set to Rice, which LSU beat on Wednesday night.

To open their run in Houston, ULL lost 7-4 to Vanderbilt on Friday but will now get a crack at another top-10 SEC opponent. Here’s everything you need to know to watch it.

How to Watch

  • Date: Friday, March 2

  • Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston

  • Time: 7 p.m. CT

  • TV: MLB Network

  • RadioLSU Radio Network

  • Live Stream:

Probable Pitching Matchup

LSU: Jr. RH Thatcher Hurd (0-2, 9.00 ERA, 7.0 IP, 5 BB, 12 SO)


Series History

In a series that dates all the way back to 1912, LSU has dominated and holds an all-time 57-29 lead. The Tigers have won seven of the last 11 meetings and 17 of the last 26, but most recently, they lost 8-5 at home last season.


  • LSU: No. 2 Baseball America; No. 2 USA TODAY Sports Coaches; No. 3 D1 Baseball

  • ULL: Not Ranked

Quoting Jay Johnson

Per an LSU release:

“Our players aspire to play in Major League parks one day, so playing in Minute Maid Park is really cool for them. We have a strong connection with the Astros, obviously, because of our location and (former LSU and current Astros infielder) Alex Bregman, and I’ve coached a lot of players who played in the Astros organization. It wasn’t hard to get our players to get excited about practicing for 50 minutes in Minute Maid Park today.

“Texas has a great team, and they’re playing really well right now, so it’s going to be a great challenge. UL Lafayette and Texas State both play a very aggressive, confident brand of baseball. I think we’ve improved over the last week, and we’re obviously trying to win as many games as we can, but we’re also working to get better and figure out what our best team is. This weekend has tremendous value for us.”

Batting Leader(s)

LSU: Steven Milam (.367)

ULL: Trey LaFleur (.476)

Doubles Leader(s)

LSU: Brady Neal (3)

ULL: Conor Higgs (4)

Home Runs Leader(s)

LSU: Jared Jones (5)

ULL: Kyle DeBarge (3)

RBI Leader(s)

LSU: Jared Jones (14)

ULL: Kyle DeBarge (10)

Stolen Base Leader(s)

LSU: Paxton Kling (4)

ULL: Caleb Stelly (3)

Story originally appeared on LSU Tigers Wire