LSU Softball Earns No. 7 National Seed; Will Host Regional at Tiger Park

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tiger softball team is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 15th straight time as they were named to the 64-team field announced Sunday evening on ESPN2. 

by Kent Lowe | Sr. Assoc. Communications Director
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LSU Softball Earns No. 7 National Seed; Will Host Regional at Tiger Park

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tiger softball team is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 15th straight time as they were named to the 64-team field announced Sunday evening on ESPN2. 

Also, for the sixth straight year, the Tigers will host one of the 16 four-team regional rounds at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge starting on Friday. LSU is the No. 7 national seed, one of five Southeastern Conference teams that earned Top 8 national seeding. 

The No. 7 national seed is the second highest regional round seed in LSU softball history, topped only by the No. 5 seed LSU earned in the 2015 season. 

The first round schedule on Friday will have LSU (32-19) meeting McNeese State (Southland Conference, 34-24) at 3 p.m. CDT in a game televised by ESPNU and broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network. The second game on the first day will feature No. 2 seed UL-Lafayette (Sun Belt Conference, 44-10) against George Washington (A-10 Conference) at 5:30 p.m. CDT in a contest that will be streamed on ESPN3.The schedule for the remainder of the regional will be announced later by the NCAA and ESPN.  

This will mark the sixth straight NCAA softball post-season event that LSU will host the regional round at Tiger Park dating back to 2015. LSU would be in line to host a Super Regional round if it would win the regional. 

LSU, with a No. 7 RPI and considered to have the top strength of schedule in the nation, is 33-14 in NCAA Regional Round games in Baton Rouge with titles in 2001, 2006, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Overall, LSU is 78-49 in NCAA play and 57-27 in the regional round. 

“We were rewarded by the committee with a top-eight seed. I told our players if they doubted themselves this year it shows how battle tested they are and what they have been through,” said LSU Softball Coach Beth Torina. “We may have more losses than other teams but it is a credit to the schedule we have played. I am looking forward to this weekend. We’ve hosted two of these teams before. They bring a lot of energy and great crowds. We have our work cut out for us as does every other team that is hosting.”

All-session ticket books will go on sale Wednesday at 9 a.m., starting at $25. If available, single sessions will go on sale Thursday at 9 a.m. starting at $7. Tickets can be purchased at the LSU Athletics Ticket Office or online at LSUtix.net.

A reminder that under NCAA championship guidelines, Tiger Park will be limited to 50 percent capacity.

2021 NCAA Softball – Baton Rouge Regional Schedule

Date Time (CT) Matchup Follow Live
May 21 3 p.m. G1: #4 McNeese vs. (7) #1 LSU Watch (ESPNU) | Live Stats
May 21 5:30 p.m. G2:  #3 George Washington vs. #2 UL-Lafayette Watch (ESPN3) | Live Stats
May 22 2 p.m. G3: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2 Watch (TBA) | Live Stats
May 22 4:30 p.m. G4: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2
Elimination Game
Watch (TBA) | Live Stats
May 22 7 p.m. G5: Loser G3 vs. Winner G4
Elimination Game
Watch (TBA) | Live Stats
May 23 1 p.m. G6: Winner G3 vs. Winner G5
Championship Round
Watch (TBA) | Live Stats
May 23 3:30 p.m. (if nec.) G7: Winner G6 vs. Loser G6
Championship Round
Winner Advances to Super Regional (vs. Tallahassee Regional Winner)
Watch (TBA) | Live Stats