How to watch LSU baseball’s Saturday showdown against Central Arkansas

It wasn’t exactly pretty, but the defending national champion LSU baseball team began its 2024 campaign with a win on Friday afternoon against VMI at Alex Box Stadium. Now, it looks to begin the season 2-0 as it will face Central Arkansas in a Saturday showdown.

We’ll get our first look at Saturday starter Luke Holman in a Tigers uniform as the former Alabama ace makes his LSU debut.

The Bears are coming off a loss in their season opener as they faced VMI shortly after its game against LSU, which the Keydets won 3-1.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of some Saturday baseball at The Box.

How to Watch

  • Date: Saturday, February 17

  • 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 Pitching Matchup

  • LSU: RH Luke Holman (7-4, 3.67 ERA, 81.0 IP, 31 BB, 87 SO in 2023)

  • Central Arkansas: TBD

Series History

The two programs have met just once in their respective histories, a 10-4 LSU win last spring.


  • LSU: No. 2 Baseball America; No. 2 USA TODAY Sports Coaches; No. 4 D1 Baseball

  • Central Arkansas: Not ranked

What Jay Johnson said

Per an LSU release:

“We treat every game like a playoff game; the goal is to win each game in front of us and improve while we’re doing that. Part of improving is finding out your best team, and we’re not close to that right now. And, I actually mean that in a good way – the emergence of our players from the fall until now has been remarkable. We have a lot of work to do to sort that out, and that’s a good situation. We have more options with our position players than I thought we would coming out of November.”

Story originally appeared on LSU Tigers Wire