After a disappointing 2021 SEC tournament, LSU will hope for a better return when it opens the 2021 NCAA Baseball Regional tournament on Friday against Gonzaga in the NCAA Eugene Regional. The game which takes place at PK Park in Oregon, will start at 10:00 p.m. ET and live streaming will be on ESPN3.
Game 2: LSU (34-22) vs. Gonzaga (33-17), 10 p.m., ESPN3
Live audio coverage will be on LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates will live stats also available
• Live audio at www.LSUsports.net/live; Live stats at www.LSUstats.com
• The game will be televised on ESPNU and streamed on ESPN3
First Meeting Between Gonzaga vs. LSU
The game on Friday night marks the first meeting between the two programs and both will be aiming to start the tournament on a winning note. According to the SEC powerhouse’s website, LSU is 6-2 all-time against teams from the West Coast Conference, after the Tigers went 3-0 vs. St. Mary’s, 2-0 vs. Pepperdine, 1-1 vs. BYU and 0-1 vs. Loyola Marymount.
LSU – Jr. RH Landon Marceaux (6-5, 2.26 ERA, 91.2 IP, 22 BB, 107 SO)
GU – Jr. RH Alek Jacob (7-1, 2.82 ERA, 76.2 IP, 17 BB, 103 SO)
LSU enters the 2021 NCAA Baseball Regional tournament with a 34-22 overall record, while Gonzaga, the West Coast Conference regular-season champion with a 20-7 record, comes into Friday’s game with a is 33-17 overall mark.
The Bulldogs have a batting average of .279 heading into the matchup with LSU, with 102 doubles, 33 home runs and 38 steals in 57 attempts. They are led at the plate by infielder Brett Harris, who is hitting .353 with 17 doubles, one triple, six homers, 42 RBI and 51 runs scored.
LSU, which has a 99-24 (.805) all-time record in NCAA Baseball Regional games, won four of its five SEC road series this season – at Kentucky, at Ole Miss, at Auburn and at Texas A&M, but was bounced from the SEC Tournament in Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in the first game by Georgia.