BATON ROUGE – A masterful relief pitching performance by Matt Plitt and two home runs from Caleb Adams helped boost the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team to a 7-5 victory over Sam Houston State in an elimination game in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional on Sunday afternoon at the Skip Bertman Field in Alex Box Stadium.
The win advances the Cajuns (43-19) to the regional championship round for the first time since 2007 when they came through the winner’s bracket at the College Station Regional.
Louisiana will face regional-host LSU (54-9) at 7:05 p.m. tonight at Alex Box in the Baton Rouge Regional championship round. If the Cajuns win they will force a second game on Monday evening at 7:05 p.m. A LSU win and the season comes to a close for UL.
LSU 5 Louisiana 1
BATON ROUGE – NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player Alex Bregman went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the LSU baseball team past Louisiana-Lafayette, 5-1, on Sunday night at Alex Box Stadium.
LSU (55-9), which won its 20th regional title, will play host to Oklahoma (43-19), the No. 2 seed in the Blacksburg, Va., Region who knocked off top-seeded Virginia Tech to advance to the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional.