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No. 16 LSU Opens season at home against Notre Dame

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LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo) LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)

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DATES/TIMES
Game 1: Friday, February 16 – 7 p.m. CT
Game 2: Saturday, February 17 – 4 p.m. CT
Game 3: Sunday, February 18 – 11 a.m. CT

STADIUM
Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La. (10,326)
Tickets available at www.LSUtix.net

RANKINGS
LSU – No. 9 by USA Today; No. 10 by Collegiate Baseball
Notre Dame – unranked

RADIO
LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates
Friday and Sunday – Baton Rouge affiliate is WDGL 98.1 FM
Saturday – Baton Rouge affiliate is WTGE 100.7 FM
Live audio and live stats at www.LSUsports.net/live 

ONLINE
All three games will appear on SEC Network+ and may be viewed at WatchESPN.com and the Watch ESPN app

SERIES RECORD
LSU leads the overall series with Notre Dame, 4-3, and the teams last met on May 11, 2016, in South Bend, Ind., where the Tigers posted a doubleheader sweep over the Irish (1-0 in 11 innings and 3-2 in 7 innings). Notre Dame, however, has a 3-2 advantage in the five meetings in Baton Rouge, including a 7-1 victory on March 11, 2012, which was the Irish’s most recent visit to Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

PITCHING MATCHUPS
Game 1
LSU – Jr. RHP Caleb Gilbert (7-1, 2.16 ERA, 58.1 IP, 12 BB, 67 SO in 2017)
Notre Dame – Gr. LHP Scott Tully (2-0, 3.71 ERA, 17.0 IP, 10 BB, 12 SO in 2017)

Game 2
LSU – So. RHP Zack Hess (7-1, 3.12 ERA, 60.2 IP, 30 BB, 83 SO in 2017)
Notre Dame – Fr. LHP Tommy Sheehan (making collegiate debut)

Game 3
LSU – So. RHP Todd Peterson (3-1, 4.19 ERA, 34.1 IP, 16 BB, 21 SO in 2017)
Notre Dame – So. RHP Cameron Junker (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.2 IP, 0 BB 2 SO in 2017)

SPECIAL PROMOTIONS
Friday
• 2018 Poster and Schedule Magnet Giveaway

Saturday
• Military Appreciation Day
• Desert Camo Can Cooler Giveaway

Sunday
• All kids 12 and under are welcome to run the bases after the game

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