11:40 LRN Sportscast

Postseason baseball returns to Alex Box Stadium today as the nationally fifth seeded LSU Tigers host Tulane this afternoon to begin the Baton Rouge Regional. The Tigers enter today’s gaem with a 43-15 record. Coach Jay Johnson says they’ve treated every game like a playoff game, so….
cut 18 (17) “…trust them a lot”
Today is the ninth time LSU and Tulane have met in the postseason and LSU holds a six to two advantage over the Green Wave. 2003 was the last time they met in a Regional.

Tonight, Nicholls makes its first appearance in a Regional since 1998 when they play Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The Colonels have never won an NCAA Tournament game in program history as they are 0-6 in three previous regional appearances. Nicholls is 2-and-7 all-time against Bama with its last win in 2001.

The Ragin Cajuns make their 18th appearance in an NCAA Regional whent hey face 15th ranked Texas in the opening game of the Coral Gables Regional. U-L Lafayette will send Jackson Nezuh to the mound against the Big 12 regular-season champion Longhorns. Nezuh is 9-and-5 with a 6.14 ERA. Coach Matt Deggs says the Florida native’s numbers are deceiving…
cut 20 (22) “…hold runners”
Lucas Gordon gets the start on the hill for the Longhorns. He’s the Big 12 Pitcher of the year after going 6 and 1 with a 2.55 ERA.

The SEC announces it will play an eight-game conference schedule in 2024, the first year Texas and Oklahoma join the league. Several schools, including LSU, wanted to move to a nine-game schedule, but there was enough pushback the league has settled on eight conference games in 2024. LSU’s conference schedule for 2024 will be announced June 14th.