Friday, May 31 – 6 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.
LSU – NCAA Tournament No. 13 National Seed
SBU – unranked
LSU is in the NCAA Tournament for the eighth straight year and for the 32nd time overall … LSU is playing host to a regional for the 26th time; the Tigers have won 21 of their 25 previous home regionals … the Tigers were an NCAA Tournament National Seed for an NCAA-record six straight seasons (2012-17) … the Tigers were the No. 2 seed last season in the NCAA Corvallis Regional, where they were defeated in the regional final round by Oregon State … LSU has six national championships (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009), the second-most in NCAA history … LSU has the second-highest all-time NCAA Tournament winning percentage (.710, 154-63) … LSU has a 96-24 (.800) all-time record in NCAA Regional games, including an 83-17 (.830) mark at home regionals and an 13-7 (.650) record in regional games on the road … LSU is 18-12 (.600) all-time in Super Regionals (17-6 at home, 1-6 on the road, and the Tigers are 40-27 (.597) all-time in the College World Series.