LSU-Florida series opener set for ESPNU

LSU’s April 5 game at Florida is one of eight games that has been selected for broadcast on ESPNU’s “Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week,” the conference office announced Monday.

First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. CT from Gainesville, Fla. ESPNU’s “College Baseball Live” will precede each Thursday night game starting at 6 p.m.

The Tigers open the 2012 season Feb. 17 against Air Force, where LSU’s Paul Mainieri was head coach from 1989-94.

Here is the complete 2012 ESPNU Thursday night SEC baseball schedule:

March 22 – Florida at South Carolina

April 5 – LSU at Florida

April 12 – Ole Miss at Georgia

April 19 – Tennessee at Mississippi State

April 26 – Alabama at South Carolina

May 3 – Florida at Kentucky

May 10 – Auburn at Arkansas

May 17 – Ole Miss at Vanderbilt