LSU baseball will be sent to the NCAA tournament, but unlike the previous six seasons, if they make it to Omaha, the tigers will not be able to rely on home field advantage.
The NCAA Selection Committee will conduct a test of faithful LSU fanbase, sending the Fighting Tigers 2,455 miles from Baton Rouge to Corvallis, Oregon regionally. The area is hosted by the Oregon State Beavers, the number 4 national seed. Last year, the Tigers eliminated the beaver in the College World Series.
1️⃣ Oregon State
3️⃣ San Diego State
4️⃣ Northwest State #RoadToOmaha  pic.twitter.com/Fqb3NNNKl7
– NCAA Baseball @ NCAACWS) May 28, 2018
LSU will be the No. 2 seed in the regional, with San Diego state as the No. 3 seed and compatriot Louisiana team Northwestern State as the No. 4 seed. The tigers will play San Diego State in the region's first game, Friday afternoon at 15:00. CDT
A number two in a region looked nearly unattainable a week and a half ago, but LSU made a strong case by advancing to the last round of the SEC baseball tournament in Hoover, Alabama. The key now is to bring that trust to the region.
The Regionals are a double elimination format. The Corvallis Regional is paired with the regional Minnesota. The winners of each region will play in the Super Regional round the following weekend.