NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The longtime, in-state rivals will meet again, and this time, on the biggest college baseball stage thus far.

See full interviews with Tulane’s Jay Uhlmann, Teo Banks and more in the WGNO Media Player below or on WGNO’s YouTube Channel.

LSU was announced as the No. 5 national seed for the NCAA Baseball Tournament Monday, and the Tigers will open the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional at 2 p.m. CT Friday when they face Tulane in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

The No. 5 National Seed marks LSU’s first appearance among the Top 8 seeds since 2017, when the Tigers were No. 4.

Tulane (19-40), which won the American Athletic Conference Tournament as the No. 7 seed, has the most losses of any team to ever make the national tournament. The Green Wave’s reward is a spot in the Baton Rouge Regional and an opening game against LSU.

LSU (43-15) is the No. 1 seed in the Baton Rouge Regional and Tulane is the regional’s No. 4 seed. The LSU-Tulane game will be televised on ESPNU and broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network.

No. 2 seed Oregon State will meet No. 3 seed Sam Houston at 7 p.m. Friday in the second game of the Baton Rouge Regional, and the contest will be streamed on ESPN +.

The regional continues through the weekend, with the winner advancing to the NCAA Super Regional next weekend versus the winner of the Lexington (Ky.) Regional.


Friday, June 2

Game 1: (1) LSU vs (4) Tulane – 2 p.m. (ESPNU)

Game 2: (2) Oregon State vs (3) Sam Houston – 7 p.m. (ESPN +)

Saturday, June 3

Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 – TBD

Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 – TBD

Sunday, June 4

Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 – TBD

Game 6: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 4 – TBD

Monday, June 5

Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 4 – TBD  *if necessary