No. 2 seed Rice
(41-17) will take on No. 3 seed
The regional continues through Sunday, with a final game to be played Monday, if necessary.
The Baton Rouge
Regional winner will face the winner of the New Orleans Regional in a Super
Regional series next weekend. The Super Regional winner advances to the
College World Series in
NCAA Baton Rouge Regional tickets are on sale now to LSU students and to fans that are on the LSU baseball season ticket waiting list. Tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. Wednesday to the general public.
Regional ticket booklets are $75 (gold seats), $60 (grandstand seats) and $50 (bleacher seats). All orders will include a processing fee.
Ticket orders may be placed by phone at 225-578-2184 or 800-960-8587, or tickets may be purchased at www.LSUsports.net.
Orders may also be placed in person at the LSU ticket office weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The ticket office is located on the first floor of the LSU athletic administration building.
Payments may be made by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard or American Express.
Following are quotes from LSU coach Smoke Laval concerning the NCAA Tournament:
Quotes from LSU coach
Discussing the bracket annoucement
"It's not a surprise;
it's about how I thought it would unfold. I'm glad
"We've got a task at hand, because we have a very tough regional. Our entire focus right now is on Friday at 1 o'clock against Marist.
"I know the No. 1 pitcher for Marist is a left-hander. I know they're very good because they've been in regionals in the past. I know they played in the UL-Lafayette regional a few years ago, and they've won some games in other regionals.
"Rice is a young team, but they are veterans now after playing an entire season. They're playing a freshman catcher and shortstop, if I'm not mistaken. When you can do that and be a No. 2 seed, it shows the kind of talent they have.
"Northwestern has had a great year, and they are a very talented ball club. We were fortunate to have some success against them this season, but they are an excellent team."