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Late last night in the Baton Rouge Regional, the UNC Wilmington Seahawks defeated the Tulane Green Wave, eliminating them, 8-2. The LSU Tigers could’ve had a chance to possibly wrap up the regional last night, but the NCAA put a halt to those plans, shortly before 9pm. The ending of the Tulane-UNCW game was at 9:22, which means the Tigers wouldn’t have taken the field until 10:22. The NCAA didn’t see it fit to have another late night game in Baton Rouge, but LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva wasn’t too thrilled. Alleva said, “It hurts from the standpoint that when you're in the winner's bracket, you have a competitive advantage…That competitive advantage has been negated by this decision. It's sad for our team, and it's even worse for our fans. I feel so terribly bad for our 10,000 fans that all showed up here tonight, and now have to go home. A terrible decision by the NCAA. Period.” Paul Mainieri didn’t have a comment on the situation, but he previously asked to move the start of Sunday’s games in the regional from 7pm to 3pm. He was told no. Regardless, the LSU Tigers will play this afternoon at noon. Jared Poche will go to the mound. Pre game coverage begins at 11:30 this morning, first pitch at noon on 1130 The Tiger. If the Tigers win, they’ll host Super Regional action at home against the winner of the Houston Regional. Today, ULL will face Rice today at 1pm.


Beth Torina’s LSU softball squad’s storybook and historic season has ended yesterday, at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines, 6-3.


The LHSAA begins their summer meetings this week in Baton Rouge. The big topic to be discussed? Allowing freshman to be eligible immediately at any school of their choice as ninth-graders.

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