Auburn Tigers (20-10, 2-16 SEC) at LSU Tigers (26-16, 5-13 SEC)

• Friday, April 26 @ 6:30 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
• Saturday, April 27 @ 6 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
• Sunday, April 28 @ 1 p.m. CT (SEC Network +)
• Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field (10,326)
• LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates
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• All three games will be streamed on SEC Network +

Game 1
LSU – So. LH Gage Jump (3-1, 4.22 ERA, 42.2 IP, 16 BB, 57 SO)
AU – So. RH Dylan Watts (0-1, 5. 66 ERA, 20.2 IP, 3 BB, 20 SO)
Game 2
LSU – Jr. RH Luke Holman (6-3, 2.78 ERA, 55.0 IP, 18 BB, 79 SO)
AU – Sr. LH Tanner Bauman (2-2, 4.84 ERA, 22.1 IP, 10 BB, 27 SO)
Game 3
AU – Jr. LH Carson Myers (2-3, 3.72 ERA, 38.2 IP, 19 BB, 29 SO

LSU has a 110-80 advantage over Auburn in a series that began in 1907 … Auburn posted a 2-1 series victory over LSU last season (May 5-7) in Plainsman Park … Auburn has won three of the past five series versus LSU – 2018 at Auburn, 2022 at Baton Rouge and 2023 at Auburn … LSU has won 22 of its last 32 games versus Auburn, and LSU has won seven of the last 10 and 15 of the last 24 SEC regular-season series between the clubs, dating back to 1999.

“We’re excited to be back at home. It feels like we haven’t played an SEC series at home in about a month-and-a-half. Auburn is a team we have a lot of respect for, and they have a coach we have a lot of respect for. They’ve maybe had an even more difficult league schedule than we’ve had. We’re expecting a tough, hard-fought weekend. There are very good players on both sides, even though we’ve both struggled a little bit. We’re very happy to be back at Alex Box this weekend.”

• LSU has won four of its last five games, including a victory over New Orleans on April 16, an SEC series win at Missouri last weekend, and a win over Nicholls on Tuesday night … the Missouri series marked the Tigers’ fourth road series in the first six weeks of SEC play … LSU was the only school in the league to play four of its first six conference series on the road … LSU will play nine of its final 12 SEC games in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

• LSU hit five homers in Tuesday’s 9-0 win over Nicholls, tying its season single-game high for dingers … the Tigers also homered five times vs. Northern Illinois on February 22.

• LSU’s pitching staff is No. 2 in the SEC in strikeouts with 467, trailing only Arkansas, which has 493 Ks on the year.

• Sophomore left-hander Gage Jump was named SEC Pitcher of the Week on Monday after he fired a seven-inning complete game on Friday to lead LSU to a series-opening win over Missouri … Jump limited Mizzou to one run on three hits with one walk and a career-high 14 strikeouts … he threw 98 pitches in the outing, 65 for strikes … he retired 12 of the final 13 batters he faced, including 10 by strikeout … his 14 strikeouts marked the most by an LSU pitcher since Ty Floyd recorded 17 strikeouts versus Florida last June in the College World Series … Jump’s seven-inning complete game was the first by an LSU pitcher since Paul Skenes posted a seven-inning complete-game win over Mississippi State on May 13, 2023.

• LSU junior right-hander Luke Holman is No. 2 in the SEC in opponent batting average (.181), No. 3 in the league in strikeouts (79), No. 3 in innings pitched (55.0) and No. 5 in ERA (2.78).

• Third baseman Tommy White is No. 6 in the SEC in base hits this season with 59 … he is batting .375 (9-for-24) in the Tigers’ last five games with three homers, eight RBI and six runs scored.

• Freshman outfielder Ashton Larson was LSU’s leading hitting in its series victory at Missouri, batting .500 (5-for-10) with two doubles, one homer, two RBI, four runs, three walks, one HBP and a .643 on-base percentage … his RBI double in the first inning of Game 1 provided the spark that ignited the LSU offense in a 12-1 victory … his solo home run in the seventh inning of Game 3 expanded LSU’s 3-2 lead to 4-2 in the eventual 6-2 win … Larson is hitting a team-high .395 (15-for-38) in SEC games this season with five doubles, three homers, six RBI and 10 runs scored.

• Left-hander Griffin Herring worked five scoreless innings in relief Sunday as LSU posted a 6-2 win at Missouri … Herring, who improved to 3-0 on the season, entered the game to start the bottom of the fifth inning with the scored tied 2-2, and he blanked Missouri the rest of the way, allowing just one hit with one walk and eight strikeouts … the eight Ks tied his career high, which he initially set earlier this season (March 29) at Arkansas … Herring is now 2-0 in his six SEC game appearances with two saves and a 0.87 ERA … in 20.2 SEC game innings, he has recorded five walks and 32 strikeouts while allowing just two runs on 15 hits with a .203 opponent batting average.

• Junior shortstop Michael Braswell III hit .400 (4-for-10) in the Missouri series with two doubles, four RBI and one run scored … Braswell III is now hitting .345 (19-for-55) in SEC games with eight doubles, seven RBI and nine runs scored.

• Sophomore first baseman Jared Jones collected two doubles, two homers and three RBI at Missouri – Jones is No. 6 in the SEC in home runs this season with 18 … sophomore centerfielder Paxton Kling belted three doubles at Missouri and drove in three runs … graduate designated hitter Hayden Travinski posted two homers and six RBI at Mizzou, including a three-run dinger in LSU’s Game 1 win.

• Auburn is No. 10 in the SEC in team batting average, hitting .274 with 70 doubles, eight triples, 63 home runs and 63 steals in 72 attempts … Auburn is No. 13 in the league in team ERA (5.94), and its staff has recorded 348 strikeouts in 337.2 innings.
• Auburn first baseman Cooper McMurray is hitting .350 with 12 homers, 12 doubles and 49 RBI, and he is No. 6 in the SEC in RBI … catcher Ike Irish is batting .326 with nine doubles, one triple, 11 homers and 48 RBI, and he is No. 9 in the league in RBI.
• Infielder Cooper Weiss leads the SEC with 26 stolen bases, and he’s been thrown out on five occasions … Auburn has the third-highest total of steals (63) in the SEC, trailing only Kentucky (81) and Vanderbilt (75).