Louisiana baseball lands at College Station NCAA Regional


Upon returning to the NCAA Tournament, Louisiana baseball landed in the College Station Regional.

No. 5 seed Texas A&M will host the Ragin’ Cajuns (36-21) along with TCU (36-20) and Oral Roberts (38-18) with games beginning Friday. The Aggies open regional play against Oral Roberts on Friday at 1 p.m. CT with UL and TCU playing at 7 p.m.

The full field of 64 teams chosen by the NCAA Selection Committee was announced on ESPN2.

UL landed the Sun Belt Conference’s automatic bid in regionals by winning the league tournament championship with its come from behind, 7-6 win over Georgia Southern on Sunday afternoon. The win ended a six-season Cajun drought missing the NCAA Tournament.

UL pitcher Jacob Schultz pitches from the mound as the Ragin' Cajuns take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers in ML

The Ragin’ Cajuns’ run to the conference title was necessary because most projections entering Sunday’s game had them in the “top four eliminated” group, meaning they were expected to miss earning a berth overall. if they hadn’t gotten the automatic bid.

Louisiana has an all-time record of 25-26 in NCAA regional play and last qualified in super regional in 2015.

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NCAA College Station Regional Schedule

Friday games (start times shown in central time)

Game 1: No. 1 Texas A&M (37-18) vs. No. 4 Oral Roberts (38-18), 1 p.m., ESPN+

Game 2: No. 2 TCU (36-20) vs. No. 3 Louisiana (36-21), 7 p.m., ESPN+

Saturday matches

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, TBD

Game 4: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, TBD

sunday games

Game 5: Game 3 loser vs Game 4 winner, TBD

Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Game 5 winner, to be determined

Monday game (if necessary)

Game 7 if both teams have a loss, TBD

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