The early exit from Hoover may have cost LSU the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, but that might not be the worst thing, since No. 1 hasn't won the CWS since 1999.
It's the No. 2 national seed for the Tigers, with a chance for revenge in the Super Regional against Houston. In the meantime, UNC-Wilmington, Tulane and Lehigh will come to the box for the Baton Rouge Regional this weekend.
Tigers take on Lehigh at 3 p.m. on Friday. Also, obligatory:
Meanwhile, the Houston Regional sets up as follows:
Not only a chance at revenge against the Cougars, but the possibility of a visit from ULL with Omaha on the line?
National seeds and first-round matchups are as follows:
5. Miami (Fla.)
8. Missouri St.
NCAA Tournament First-Round Matchups
Friday, May 28
at Los Angeles, Calif.
2 Ole Miss vs. 3 Maryland, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
1 UCLA vs. 4 CSU Bakersfield, 10 p.m. (ESPNU)
at Lake Elsinore, Calif.
2 USC vs. 3 Virginia, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)
1 UC Santa Barbara vs. 4 Sam Diego St., 9 p.m. (ESPN3)
at Stillwater, Okla.
2 Arkansas vs. 3 Oral Roberts, noon (SEC Network)
1 Oklahoma St. vs. 4 St. John's, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
at Springfield, Mo.
2 Iowa vs. 3 Oregon, noon (ESPN3)
1 Missouri St. vs. 4 Canisius, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)
at Coral Gables, Fla.
2 East Carolina vs. 3 Columbia, noon (ESPN3)
1 Miami (Fla.) vs. 4 Florida International, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
at Dallas, Texas
2 Oregon St. vs. 3 Texas, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
1 Dallas Baptist vs. 4 Virginia Commonwealth, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
at Tallahassee, Fla.
2 College of Charleston vs. 3 Auburn, 11 a.m. (ESPN3)
1 Florida St. vs. 4 Mercer, 5 p.m. (ESPN3)
at Gainesville, Fla.
2 Florida Atlantic vs. 3 South Florida, noon (ESPN3)
1 Florida vs. 4 Florida A&M, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
at Baton Rouge, La.
2 UNC Wilmington vs. Tulane, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
1 LSU vs. 4 Lehigh, 3 p.m. (SEC Network)
We'll get some reaction videos and player interviews as they become available.