College Baseball

LSU Selected as #7 National Seed in NCAA Baseball Tourney

Justin GoarSenior Writer IMay 26, 2008

The LSU Tigers' road to Omaha will stay right at home in Baton Rouge as the Bayou Bengals were selected as the No. 7 National Seed in the NCAA Tournament. This means if the Tigers can get past their regional, they would host a super regional at Alex Box Stadium for the right to advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Baton Rouge regional looks like this:

LSU vs. Texas Southern

UNO vs Southern Miss

If LSU can win its regional, it will face the winner of the Lincoln, Nebraska regional in the super regional in Baton Rouge. If both No. 1 seeds advance and LSU plays Nebraska, then it might be a match of teams going in different directions on the postseason elevator.

Nebraska has lost five of its last six games while LSU is on an NCAA high 20-game win streak.

The road to Omaha though might not be that easy for the Tigers with Southern Miss having a strong season as well as the University of New Orleans who beat LSU two out of three times this season. For Tiger fans, the Privateers are not a welcome sight in postseason play. The Tigers lone victory against UNO took 15 innings and a questionable caught stealing call to give LSU the win.

If the Tigers and Huskers survive their four team double elimination regionals, then LSU would play Nebraska in a best of three series in the super regional. Nebraska is a perennial power and will always push hard to end up in the CWS in which geographically the Huskers would be the host.

LSU tries to keep its win streak alive which reached 20 games after sweeping the SEC Tournament and beating Ole Miss in the Championship game, 7-2.

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