A total of four Louisiana baseball programs earned berths into NCAA Regionals on Monday, as LSU, Louisiana, Nicholls and Tulane all received regional berths.
LSU (43-15) earned the No. 5 national seed and will serve as the host for the Baton Rouge Regional. It is the 27th time in program history that the Tigers will host a NCAA Regional.
Jay Johnson’s team will be welcoming to Alex Box Stadium No. 2 Oregon State, No. 3 Sam Houston and No. 4 seed Tulane.
The Green Wave are coming off an improbable run at the American Athletic Conference Tournament. Tulane went 19-40 overall but won the conference tournament title to earn an automatic qualifier spot in an NCAA Regional.
Tulane is making its 22nd appearance in an NCAA Regional and first since 2016.
LSU and Tulane faced off earlier this season with the Tigers winning the game 11-5 on April 11th in New Orleans. The two will play again on Friday.
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns earned an at-large berth.
Louisiana (40-22) earned the No. 3 seed in the Coral Gables Regional. The host is No. 9 national seed Miami and the other teams are No. 2 seed Texas and No. 4 seed Maine.
Matt Deggs’ squad is coming off a great run at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in Montgomery, where the team beat Texas State twice and regular season SBC champion and national seed Coastal Carolina twice in the same day.
Louisiana is headed to a NCAA Regional for the second straight season, and 18th time overall. The Ragin’ Cajuns will be looking for their first trip to the NCAA Super Regionals since 2015.
The Nicholls Colonels (34-22), who won the Southland Conference regular season and tournament championships, earned the first NCAA Regional berth since 1998 and only the fourth at the Division I level.
Nicholls earned the No. 4 seed in the Tuscaloosa Regional. The host is No. 16 national seed Alabama and the other teams are No. 2 seed Boston College and No. 3 seed Troy.
The four-team, double-elimination regionals will begin play on Friday.