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How to watch LSU baseball face Northern Illinois as Tigers look to bounce back from first loss

The LSU baseball team felt the sting of defeat for the first time in 2024 on Friday afternoon, falling at home 5-2 to Stony Brook after another rough outing on the mound from Thatcher Hurd.

The 5-1 Tigers look to get back in the win column on Saturday afternoon as they’ll face Northern Illinois once again in a rematch after defeating the Huskies 10-2 on Thursday.

Luke Holman will make his second start after transferring in from Alabama, and LSU will hope he can provide another strong outing like he did in a win his first time out.

Here’s everything you need to know as the Tigers seek to bounce back on Saturday.

How to Watch

  • Date: Saturday, February 24

  • Location: Skip Bertman Field at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge

  • Time: 1 p.m. CT

  • TV: SEC Network+

  • RadioLSU Radio Network

  • Live Stream: Watch ESPN (ESPN+ subscription required)

Probable Starter

Jr. RH Luke Holman (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5.1 IP, 1 BB, 10 SO)

This will be the 19th meeting between the two programs. LSU leads 13-5 all-time after securing a win on Thursday.

Rankings

  • LSU: No. 2 Baseball America; No. 2 USA Today; No. 3 D1 Baseball

  • Northern Illinois: Not ranked

What Jay Johnson said

Per an LSU release:

“I think we managed playing four games in four days last week better than I would have anticipated, and that’s a challenge at this time of year. I think on the position player side, our depth helps to give players some time off during a four-game stretch. I like our pitching depth, obviously, and it’s a strength of our team. The fact that we have that depth keeps us from having to over-use anybody and give guys the proper rest. I feel like we’re well-positioned for the four-game week ahead.”

Story originally appeared on LSU Tigers Wire