The Baton Rouge Super Regional gets underway this Saturday between the LSU Fighting Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles. Here's everything you need to know.

Florida State Seminoles (39-21) vs. LSU Fighting Tigers (40-24)

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday: June 8- 2 p.m. CT (ESPN)
Sunday: June 9- 5 p.m. CT (ESPN2)
Monday: June 10 (if necessary)- 7:30 p.m. CT (ESPN)

STADIUM:
Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

RANKINGS:
LSU: No. 11 by Collegiate Baseball magazine; No. 13 NCAA Tournament National Seed
FSU: No. 12 by Collegiate Baseball magazine

LSU IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT:
The Tigers are making their eighth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and they're here for the 32nd time overall. LSU has won six national championships (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009), which is the second-most in NCAA history. The Tigers hold the second-highest overall NCAA Tournament winning percentage (.714, 157-63). This will mark the 14th Super Regional appearance for LSU and their 11th Super Regional in Baton Rouge. The Tigers have been good in Supers in their history going 18-12 (.600) all-time (17-6 at home, 1-6 on the road). The Tigers have a combined record of 103-23 (.817) in NCAA Tournament games at home (regional & super regional). Finally, LSU has won eight of their 10 Super Regional appearances at home.

SERIES RECORD VS. FLORIDA STATE:
The Tigers and the Seminoles have met 18 times since the year 1955, the series is tied 9-9 so something's got to give. This will be the seventh meeting between these two schools in NCAA Tournament play where each team won three games in the last six meetings. Here's the history between these two schools: Florida State beat LSU, 4-2, in the 1975 Starkville (Miss.) Regional; The Tigers powered past the Seminoles 6-2 in the 1987 CWS; Florida State downed LSU, 6-3 during the 1994 CWS; LSU defeated FSU 6-3 in the 2000 CWS, and finally The Tigers won twice over the Seminoles (5-4, 7-4) in the 2017 CWS. With Florida State making it to the Super Regional this weekend it's their first trip to Louisiana to play LSU since March 3, 1991, when the FSU downed LSU 8-0 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. This will be the first trip to Baton Rouge for the Seminoles this weekend since 1983, during that trip Florida State defeated the Tigers twice (8-2, 6-3). These two teams also met on the diamond in Baton Rouge during the 1966 season where LSU won 3-2 and 1-0. The initial meeting between these two programs occurred during the 1955 season in Tallahassee when FSU won 5-3.

PITCHING MATCHUPS:
Game 1
LSU: Fr. RH Cole Henry (4-2, 3.51 ERA, 56.1 IP, 15 BB, 69 SO)
FSU: Jr. LH Drew Parrish (8-5, 5.07 ERA, 81.2 IP, 29 BB, 112 SO)
Game 2
LSU: Fr. RH Landon Marceaux (5-2, 4.64 ERA, 54.1 IP, 19 BB, 41 SO)
FSU: So. RH CJ Van Eyk (10-3, 3.71 ERA, 87.1 IP, 37 BB, 115 SO)
Game 3 (if necessary)
LSU: So. RH Eric Walker (5-4, 5.47 ERA, 72.1 IP, 32 BB, 56 SO)
FSU: So. RH Conor Grady (9-5, 3.64 ERA, 59.1 IP, 24 BB, 67 SO)

 

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