LSU is in Knoxville to face Tennessee in a three-game SEC series, two days after winning a doubleheader against Notre Dame.
After a sweep of Arkansas last weekend, LSU (33-16, 14-10) is within two games of Texas A&M, which leads the SEC West.
The Vols, who have lost six of their last eight games, are 26-13 overall and 7-17 in the SEC.
Tennessee is hitting .291 on the season, including 94 doubles and 20 home runs.
Vincent Jackson: .348 batting average, eight doubles, seven home runs
Derek Lance: .347 batting average, six doubles
Nick Senzel: .343 batting average, 19 doubles, eight home runs
Benito Santiago: .329 batting average 11 doubles
Jeff Moberg: .415 batting average, nine doubles (16 games)
The pitching staff for Tennessee has a 3.91 ERA this season.
Zach Warren: 5-4, 3.15 ERA, 12 appearances as a starter
Hunter Martin: 3-1 1.60 ERA, 17 appearances, five starts
Eric Freeman: 3-1, 3.06 ERA, 20 appearances, six starts
Zach Reid: 1-0, 3.38 ERA, 16 appearances
Alex Harper-Cook: 1-1, 3.66 ERA, 13 appearances, four starts
Aaron Soto: 4-2, 4.10 ERA, 13 appearances, four starts
Game 1: Friday night at 5 p.m. on SEC Network +
LSU: Alex Lange (6-3, 4.02 ERA)
UT: Will Neely (1-2, 4.46 ERA)
Game 2: Saturday at Noon on the SEC Network
LSU: Jared Poche’ (5-4, 4.05 ERA)
UT Zach Warren (5-4, 3.15 ERA)
Game 3: Sunday at 1 p.m. on SEC Network +
UT: Aaron Soto (4-2, 4.10 ERA)
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