Softball Set to Host Fall Classic

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Softball Set to Host Fall Classic

BATON ROUGE — The four-time defending Southeastern Conference champion Tiger softball team will host the 2002 LSU Fall Collegiate Classic this weekend at Tiger Park.

The six-team field includes LSU, Bossier Parish Community College, Louisiana College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Nicholls State and Southeastern Louisiana.

Play will begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. with Southeastern Louisiana taking on Louisiana College. There are six games scheduled for Saturday with LSU playing Louisiana College at 12:30 p.m. and Bossier Parish Community College at 6:15 p.m.

On Sunday, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will take on Southeastern Louisiana in the first game of the day at 9 a.m. Six games are also scheduled for Sunday. LSU will play Nicholls State at 12:30 p.m. and close out the tournament against Mississippi Gulf Coast at 6:15 p.m.

Last year, the Tigers posted a 5-0 record in the Fall Classic, outscoring opponents 41-0. LSU defeated Okaloosa-Walton Community College, 8-0, before a 6-0 victory over in-state rival Southeastern Louisiana.

The Tigers closed out play on Saturday with a 10-0 win over Bossier Parish Community College. On Sunday, LSU beat William Carey College, 12-0, before finishing the weekend with a 5-0 victory over Nicholls State.

The Tigers will open the 2003 schedule at home in the Tiger Classic on Feb. 7 against Centenary at 2 p.m. LSU will also face Baylor, DePaul and Stephen F. Austin as part of the three-day tournament.

2002 LSU Fall Collegiate Classic Schedule
Saturday, Oct. 26

9 a.m. Southeastern Louisiana vs. Louisiana College
10:45 a.m. Louisiana College vs. Nicholls State
12:30 p.m. LSU vs. Louisiana College
2:15 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana vs. Bossier Parish CC
4 p.m. Bossier Parish CC vs. Nicholls State
6:15 p.m. LSU vs. Bossier Parish CC

Sunday, Oct. 27
9 a.m. Mississippi Gulf Coast CC vs. Southeastern Louisiana
10:45 a.m. Nicholls State vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
12:30 p.m. LSU vs. Nicholls State
2:15 p.m. Bossier Parish CC vs. Southeastern Louisiana
4 p.m. Mississippi Gulf Coast CC vs. Bossier Parish CC
6:15 p.m. LSU vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast CC