Tigers Arrive in Oregon, Practice at Local JUCO

The LSU baseball team arrived in Oregon Wednesday and engaged in a two-hour evening workout at Linn-Benton Community College, as the Tigers prepare for the NCAA Eugene Regional.  

by Bill Franques | Sr. Associate Communications Director
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Tigers Arrive in Oregon, Practice at Local JUCO

EUGENE, Ore. – The LSU baseball team arrived in Oregon Wednesday and engaged in a two-hour evening workout at Linn-Benton Community College, as the Tigers prepare for the NCAA Eugene Regional.

The Tigers, the No. 3 seed in the regional, will face second-seeded Gonzaga at 9 p.m. CT (7 p.m. PT) on Friday at the University of Oregon’s PK Park.

Top-seeded Oregon will face No. 4 seed Central Connecticut State at 4 p.m. CT (2 p.m. PT) on Friday. 

Friday’s games will be streamed live on ESPN3, and the LSU game will be broadcast on affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network.

LSU coach Paul Mainieri said that junior right-hander Landon Marceaux (6-5, 2.26 ERA) will start Friday’s game on the mound for the Tigers. He will be opposed by Gonzaga junior right-hander Alek Jacob (7-1, 2.82 ERA).

“Their pitcher is crafty, and he’s going to make it hard on us, so we’ve got to figure out a way,” Mainieri said. “We worked today on some things that would help us against a pitcher like this, and hopefully we can have success against him. We’ve got to get hot for three days in a row offensively; that’s what I’m hoping we can do out here.”

The full schedule for the Eugene Regional is below; the TV/Online schedule for Saturday, Sunday and Monday is TBA:

Friday, June 4
Game 1 – Oregon vs. Central Connecticut – 4 p.m. CT (ESPN3)
Game 2 – Gonzaga vs. LSU – 9 p.m. CT (ESPN3)

Saturday, June 5                                                                                               
Game 3 – Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser – 3 p.m. CT
Game 4 – Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner – 9 p.m. CT

Sunday, June 6
Game 5 – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser – 5 p.m. CT
Game 6 – Game 5 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner – 9 p.m. CT

Monday, June 7
Game 7 (if necessary) – Game 6 Repeat – 9 p.m. CT