LSU enters the 2018 SEC Tournament squarely on the Field of 64 bubble. It is a place the Tigers are usually not accustomed to both.
After sweeping No. 1-ranked Florida over the weekend, Mississippi State has new life within the race to the postseason.
D1Baseball.com initiatives LSU (33-23) a No. three seed within the Deland Regional for host workforce Stetson, whereas Mississippi State is a No. 2 seed within the Tallahassee Regional hosted by Florida State.
Plain and easy, LSU wants wins.
A loss could be LSU’s third within the final 4 video games and put the Tigers in jeopardy of lacking an NCAA Regional for the second time within the final eight years.
Paul Mainieri will ship Nick Bush to the mound. The sophomore left-hander is 1-1 on the 12 months with a three.37 ERA in 37.2 innings.
MSU will counter with Konnor Pilkington. The junior southpaw is 2-6 on the season with a four.30 ERA in 83.2 innings of labor. LSU confronted Pilkington as soon as this season in a 10-1 Tiger victory. He allowed 5 runs on six hits in 6.2 innings with three walks and six strikeouts.
Below is a take a look at as we speak’s matchup and how to watch, listen and comply with the motion.
Mississippi State Bulldogs (31-24, 15-15) vs. LSU Tigers (33-23, 15-15 SEC)
SEC Tournament – Hoover, Ala.
Tuesday, May 22 – four:30 p.m. CT
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
LSU Sports Radio Network associates, together with WDGL 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge
SEC Network + – accessible at WatchESPN.com and the Watch ESPN app
LSU IN THE SEC TOURNAMENT
LSU has a league-best 81-40 (.669) all-time file within the SEC Tournament, and the Tigers personal a conference-high 12 event titles … Alabama and Mississippi State are second behind LSU with seven event titles, and Ole Miss is third with 5 championships … LSU has received six of the previous 10 SEC Tournament crowns, claiming the title in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2017 … the Tigers are 31-6 underneath 12th-year coach Paul Mainieri in SEC Tournament video games.
LSU vs. MSU SERIES RECORD
- Mississippi State leads the general collection with LSU, 204-186-1, and the primary assembly between the groups occurred in 1905. Tuesday’s recreation marks the 18th SEC Tournament assembly between the colleges, and Mississippi State holds a 9-Eight benefit in these contests. The most up-to-date SEC Tournament assembly got here in 2016, when LSU posted a 6-2 win over MSU.
- The groups met earlier this season on March 29-31 in Baton Rouge, and the Tigers received two of three video games over the Bulldogs. LSU and MSU met 5 occasions in 2017 and LSU received all 5 contests, together with a two-game NCAA Super Regional sweep in Baton Rouge. LSU has received 12 of the final 13 SEC common season collection with the Bulldogs – Mississippi State’s collection win in 2016 in Baton Rouge broke a string of 9 straight collection wins for LSU over MSU from 2007-15. LSU coach Paul Mainieri has a 32-14 profession mark towards Mississippi State.