11:40 LRN Sportscast

The LSU Tigers are in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, but they have a long trip ahead of them. The Bayou Bengals will compete in the Eugene, Oregon Regional. The Oregon Ducks are the 14th national seed and will host Central Connecticut on Friday. LSU will take on Gonzaga on Friday night at 9 PM. There are many who believe the Zags were good enough to host a Regional this season after going 33 and 17 and winning the West Coast Conference title.

Louisiana Tech is hosting a regional for the first time in school history and the Bulldogs will host Rider University from Lawrenceville, New Jersey. The Broncos are a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. They won the MAAC Championship and they are in the NCAA Baseball Tournament for the first time in 11 years.

The other two teams in the Ruston Regional are North Carolina State and Alabama. The Crimson Tide are a bit of a surprise to make a Regional after going 12 and 17 in the SEC. The Wolfpack are 30-and-17 on the year.

The Ruston Regional is paired with the Fayetteville Regional so Tech could face Arkansas if they reach the Super Regionals.

After winning the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament on Saturday night, McNeese is heading to the Fort, Worth Texas Regional. The Cowboys will face TCU on Friday night. The Horned Frogs are a six national seed. The other two teams in the Regional are Dallas Baptist and Oregon State.

Southern is also in the NCAA Tournament, despite a 20-28 record. The Jaguars won the SWAC Tournament and they’ll face Texas on Friday. The Longhorns are a number two national seed as they will host the Austin Regional. Fairfield and Arizona State are the other two teams in that Regional.