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LSU’s run to Omaha kicks into overdrive on Friday when the No. 2 seed Tigers meet No. 3 San Diego State in the opening game of the Corvallis Regional at 3 p.m. CT.
The Tigers enter the postseason with a 37-24 overall mark while San Diego State is 39-19 on the year.
The Tiger pitching staff is down two starters with A.J. Labas and Ma’Khail Hilliard doubtful for any action this weekend.
That left Paul Mainieri with a decision to make, and the headman named sophomore left-hander Nick Bush the starter for today’s game.
Bush (1-1, 3.16 ERA) has started four games and made 19 relief appearances on the season. His most recent start was in the conference tournament when he went three innings, allowing two runs – earned – on six hits in the 8-5 win over Mississippi State that helped push the Tigers off the Field of 64 bubble.
“Both of them (Zack Hess and Bush) were going to start the first two games,” Mainieri told reporters before the team departed for the cross-country trip. “So, in my mind, it really didn’t matter in which order … I thought Bush would be more fresh and ready to go.”
Mainieri said he was not saving Hess (7-5, 4.43 ERA) for a potential matchup against top seed Oregon State, who squares off against No. 4 seed Northwestern State late Friday. Instead, it came down to the extra work Hess received last week in the SEC Tournament where he threw 147 pitches including 97 on Saturday against Arkansas.
LSU’s baseball team wants to make it a habit, but a few of the Tigers admitted earlier this week they don’t mind being an underdog when they open action in the NCAA Witness Protection Regional.
If you’re reading this and want to drive to see the Tigers open regional action on Friday at 3 p.m. CT vs. San Diego State, you’re too late to get to Corvallis, Oregon, home of regional host Oregon State.
It’s a 38-hour drive and about 2,475 miles from Baton Rouge to Goss Stadium, Oregon State’s ancient crackerbox built in 1907 that seats a cozy 3,300 fans.