1140 Sportscast 5/27

The LSU baseball team is back in Baton Rouge after they were ousted quickly from the SEC Tournament. The tigers are on the bubble in terms of getting into the NCAA tournament as they finished with a 13-17 mark in SEC play. Here’s coach Paul Mainieri on if his team deserves a spot in the NCAA tournament.

Cut 16 (14) “in the country”

Despite LSU’s conference record, the team is ranked 24th in the RPI.  The NCAA Tournament field will be unveiled on Monday.

The 18th ranked Louisiana Tech baseball team lost a late three-run lead but still managed to grab a win against UTSA seven to six in 12 innings.  The Roadrunners rallied late to tie the game but a Hunter Wells home run in the 12th inning won it for Tech, ending the longest game in Conference USA Tournament history, four hours and 59 minutes.

In Hammond at the Southland Tournament, Southeastern Louisiana and McNeese will play in a winner’s bracket game tonight.  The Cowboys took down UNO 12 to nothing as Will Dion held the Privateers to one hit in seven innings and the Lions beat Northwestern two to one thanks to Evan Keller’s homer in the eight.

Also, the Ragin Cajuns rolled over Texas State 12 to 6 after U-L Lafayette scored five runs in the first inning.  If they beat Appalachian State on Friday they advance into the Sun Belt semifinals.

LSU softball begins its super regional series tonight against Florida State. It’s the third time these two schools have met in the Super Regionals in recent history. LSU beat Florida State in the Supers in 2017, but the Seminoles won in 2018. Both of those series were played in Tallahassee. First pitch tonight is at 6 P-M.