The top-ranked LSU Tigers are back in action on Friday night, playing host to the Ole Miss Rebels in the opening game of a three-game, weekend, SEC series at Alex Box Stadium/Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La..

The series marks the conference-opening series for both squads.

Winners of 13-consecutive games, LSU is currently 16-1 on the season, after defeating the McNeese St. Cowboys, 7-0, in non-conference action on Wednesday night.

Offensively, the Tigers are hitting a .322, along with 11 home runs, 108 runs batted in, and 35 stolen bases in 41 attempts, while out-scoring the opposition, 119-47.

Pitching-wise, LSU sports an overall, combined, team ERA. of 2.00, compared to a 6.59 for the opposition, while holding foes to a .213 batting average against.

Ole Miss heads into the event with a record of 9-7.

The Rebels are hitting a .255 as a team as season ago, along with eight homers, 71 RBI’s, and 18 steals in 24 attempts.

On the hill, Ole Miss has a team ERA. of a 3.75, holding opponents to a .232 batting average against.

LSU leads the all-time series, 170-145.

Game times for the series are 7 o’clock on Friday night, 7 pm on Saturday night, and 3 o’clock on Sunday afternoon.

The probable starting pitchers for the series are below:

Friday:  Ole Miss Jr. LHP Christian Trent (3-0, 2.96 ERA) vs. LSU So. LHP Jared Poche’ (4-0, 2.08 ERA)

Saturday:  Ole Miss So. RHP Brady Bramlett (2-1, 2.05 ERA) vs. LSU Fr. RHP Alex Lange (4-0, 1.57 ERA)

Sunday:  Ole Miss (TBA) vs. LSU Fr. RHP Jake Godfrey (3-0, 1.69 ERA)