BATON ROUGE -- Eight hours after arriving in Baton Rouge after winning the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament Championship, the LSU baseball team learned it will face SWAC champion Jackson State in the opening game of the NCAA Regional held at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field on Friday.
Game times are expected to be announced shortly. See below for complete ticket information from www.LSUtix.net.
LSU (52-9) earned a No. 4 national seed after knocking off No. 1-ranked Vanderbilt, 5-4 in 11 innings on Sunday afternoon to earn the championship. With its national seed, the Tigers are guaranteed to play at home should they advance to the best-of-three Super Regional (June 8-10).
Opposite LSU and Jackson State in the Baton Rouge Regional are Sam Houston State and Louisiana-Lafayette. The NCAA Regional is a four-team, double elimination bracket played from Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2, or Monday, June 3, if game 7 is necessary.
NCAA NATIONAL SEEDS
1. North Carolina
3. Oregon St.
5. Cal State Fullerton
7. Florida St.
All games will be broadcast by the ESPN family of networks.
Check back for the complete bracket and details of the tournament as they become available.
NCAA Regional Ticket Info
Regional tickets are on sale to LSU baseball season ticket holders until 5 p.m. CT on Tuesday, May 28. Regional ticket booklets, good for all games, are $100 (suites and Champion's Club), $75 (gold field box, gold grandstand and grandstand) and $50 (bleachers and standing room only). All parking passes are $60. All tickets will be either held at will-call and available at the LSU Athletic Ticket Office until 5 p.m. on Thursday, at the Alex Box ticket office Friday, shipped via FedEx on Tuesday, or will be available to print at home depending on the option the season ticket holder requested.
Any available all-session booklets will go on sale to the general public Thursday, May 30, at 8 am. Any available individual-session tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday morning at 8 a.m. Game 7 tickets will not go on-sale unless necessary after the conclusion of Game 6. On-sale information will be announced after Game 6 if necessary. Individual session tickets are $10.
NCAA Regional Hosts
Cal State Fullerton (48-8), Fullerton, Calif., Goodwin Field
Florida State (44-15), Tallahassee, Fla., Dick Howser Stadium
Indiana (43-14), Bloomington, Ind., Bart Kaufman Field
Kansas State (41-17), Manhattan, Kan., Tointon Family Stadium
Louisville (46-10), Louisville, Ky., Jim Patterson Stadium
LSU (52-9), Baton Rouge, La., Alex Box Stadium
Mississippi State (43-17), Starkville, Miss., Dudy Noble Field
North Carolina (52-8), Chapel Hill, N.C., Boshamer Stadium
North Carolina State (44-14), Raleigh, N.C., Doak Field
Oregon (45-14), Eugene, Ore., PK Park
Oregon State (45-10), Corvallis, Ore., Goss Stadium
South Carolina (39-18), Columbia, S.C., Carolina Stadium
UCLA (38-17), Los Angeles, Calif., Jackie Robinson Stadium
Vanderbilt (51-9), Nashville, Tenn., Hawkins Field
Virginia (47-10), Charlottesville, Va., Davenport Field
Virginia Tech (38-20), Blacksburg, Va., English Field
NCAA Regional Pairings
at Chapel Hill, N.C.
(1) North Carolina vs. Canisius
Towson vs. Florida Atlantic
at Columbia, S.C.
South Carolina vs. Saint Louis
Liberty vs. Clemson
at Raleigh, N.C.
NC State vs. Binghamton
William & Mary vs. Ole Miss
at Eugene, Ore.
(8) Oregon vs. South Dakota St.
San Francisco vs. Rice
at Fullerton, S.C.
Cal State Fullerton vs. Columbia (ESPNU)
New Mexico vs. Arizona St.
at Los Angeles, Calif.
UCLA vs. San Diego St.
San Diego vs. Cal Poly
at Blacksburg, Va.
Virginia Tech vs. Connecticut
Oklahoma vs. Coastal Carolina
at Baton Rouge, La.
(4) LSU vs. Jackson St.
Sam Houston St. vs. UL-Lafayette
LSU's regional is paired with the Blacksburg group that includes Va. Tech, UConn, Oklahoma and Coastal Carolina.
Edited to add: the Tigers will open with Jackson State at 2 p.m. on Friday.