LSU, Tulane to meet in first round of Baton Rouge Regional as Tigers begin quest for Omaha
BATON ROUGE – LSU will begin its quest for another trip to the College World Series against a familiar foe.
The Tigers will play Tulane on Friday as LSU hosts an NCAA Regional at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers are the No. 5 national seed and will be the top seed in the regional. Tulane is the fourth seed in Baton Rouge.
Also in the Baton Rouge Regional are Oregon State and Sam Houston State. Oregon State is the second seed in the regional and Sam Houston is third.
The Tigers were ranked No. 1 for most of the regular season, but poor pitching performances out of the bullpen knocked LSU down in the rankings and the Tigers finished with a 43-15 mark. LSU had a 1-2 record in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Tulane is 19-40, but won the American Athletic Conference tournament Sunday by beating East Carolina 8-6.
Oregon State is 39-18. The Beavers finished the Pac-12 season in second place, but failed to advance out of pool play at the conference tournament.
Sam Houston is 38-23. It won the Western Athletic Conference title on Saturday.
LSU and Tulane have played each other more than 310 times in a series dating to 1893. The only teams the Tigers have played more often are Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
If the Tigers win the regional, they would host a Super Regional the following weekend with a trip to the College World Series in Omaha on the line.