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LSU No. 4 National Seed: Regional Pairings Announced

Tigers to face Jackson State in round 1 of a regional that will include ULL and Sam Houston State.


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

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.


1. North Carolina
2. Vanderbilt
3. Oregon St.
4. LSU
5. Cal State Fullerton
6. Virginia
7. Florida St.
8. Oregon

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.