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How to watch LSU baseball’s Friday showdown at The Box against Stony Brook

After beginning the weekend with a convincing 10-2 win over Northern Illinois on Thursday afternoon, the Tigers will be back at Alex Box Stadium on Friday night for their second game of the weekend as they host Stony Brook.

The Seawolves are 1-3 on the season and are facing a Friday doubleheader that begins with a morning game against Northwestern State. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 5-0 and look to remain perfect on the year.

Thatcher Hurd will get the start on the mound after struggling in his season debut against VMI last Friday. He’ll hope for a stronger showing this time around.

Here’s everything you need to know as LSU looks to move to 6-0 to begin the season.

How to Watch

  • Date: Friday, February 23

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

  • Time: 2 p.m. CT

  • TV: SEC Network+

  • RadioLSU Radio Network

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

Probable Starter

Jr. RH Thatcher Hurd (0-0, 13.50 ERA, 2.2 IP, 1 BB, 4 SO)

Series History

The two teams have a 2-2 all-time record against each other. This will be the first regular season meeting after Stony Brook took two of three in a 2012 Super Regional while LSU won its 2019 Regional opener against the Seawolves.

Rankings

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

  • Stony Brook: 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