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How to watch LSU baseball face Vanderbilt in Thursday’s Game 1

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It’s been a rough stretch for the LSU baseball team, and it desperately needs to get back on track.

The Tigers have lost their last four games, suffering a sweep on the road against No. 1 Arkansas last weekend before dropping a midweek tilt against Southern at home on Monday night. LSU is still seeking its first SEC series win, and the road doesn’t get much easier this weekend.

The Tigers welcome No. 6 Vanderbilt to town, and the Commodores sit at 6-3 in league play after earning a series sweep against Missouri last weekend. Here’s what you need to know as LSU looks to get back in the win column in Thursday’s Game 1.

  • Date: Thursday, April 4
  • Location: Skip Bertman Field at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge
  • Time: 6 p.m. CT
  • TV: ESPN2
  • RadioLSU Radio Network
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)

LSU: Jr. RH Luke Holman (5-1, 1.38 ERA, 39.0, 13 BB, 61 SO)

Vandy: Jr. RH Greysen Carter (3-0, 3.80 ERA, 21.1 IP, 13 BB, 24 SO)

LSU leads the all-time series 61-47. Vanderbilt has won eight of the last 10 series, but the last time these two teams met for a series in 2022, the Tigers earned a sweep.

LSU: No. 18 USA TODAY Sports Coaches, No. 25 Baseball America; No. 18 D1 Baseball

Vandy: No. 6 USA TODAY Sports Coaches, No. 6 Baseball America; No. 7 D1 Baseball

Per an LSU release:

“When you look at the top programs over the past 20 years, Vanderbilt is certainly one of them. The consistency of their program is one to be modeled and admired with two national championships, several Omaha appearances, four trips to the College World Series finals. Their team this year is one of the most athletic teams in the country. They have a style of offense that is unique to the SEC; they have very good team speed, so neutralizing that by getting outs early in innings will be important for us. They have quality pitchers, and they’re a team playing with a lot of confidence right now.”

LSU: Tommy White (.328)

Vandy: RJ Austin (.351)

LSU: Hayden Travinski (8)

Vandy: Jonathan Vastine (11)

LSU: Jared Jones (10)

Vandy: Jonathan Vastine, Alan Espinal, Matthew Polk (4)

LSU: Hayden Travinski (29)

Vandy: RJ Austin (29)

LSU: Paxton Kling (6)

Vandy: RJ Austin (16)

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