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Softball Earns No. 7 National Seed for NCAA Tournament

Tournament begins Friday at Tiger Park

The road to Oklahoma City goes through Baton Rouge.

The NCAA announced the field of 64 Sunday evening and your Fighting Tigers of LSU (32-19) were awarded the No. 7 seed nationally. The Tigers are paired with the No. 10 seed, so should LSU advance to the Super Regional Round they will host either Florida State, Central Florida, Auburn, or Kennesaw State.

“We were rewarded by the committee with a top-eight seed. I told our players if they doubted themselves this year it shows how battle tested they are and what they have been through,” Beth Torina said. “We may have more losses than other teams but it is a credit to the schedule we have played. I am looking forward to this weekend. We’ve hosted two of these teams before. They bring a lot of energy and great crowds. We have our work cut out for us as does every other team that is hosting.”

The SEC had 12 teams qualify for the NCAA Tournament and seven are national seeds. LSU joins Alabama (No. 3), Florida (No. 4), Arkansas (No. 5), Missouri (No. 8), Tennessee (No. 9) and Kentucky (No. 14).

The Baton Rouge Regional is set to begin Friday and joining LSU in Tiger Park are ULL, McNeese State and George Washington. LSU will take on McNeese Friday at 3:00 and the game will be carried on ESPNU.