Coming off a close win in the first round of NCAA Regionals Friday, the LSU softball team competes for both its postseason future and the pride of its home state Saturday.
No. 13 LSU softball, fresh off defeating Fairfield Friday night, hosts Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday in the winner’s bracket of this weekend’s Baton Rouge Regional. Louisiana-Lafayette defeated McNeese State in no-hit fashion Friday to ensure this meeting. Despite the fact that LSU and UL are the two largest four-year colleges in Louisiana, Saturday will be the first time these two teams have met since 2013.
Here’s all the information you need to know about Saturday’s game.
LSU softball versus Louisiana-Lafayette softball game info
Teams: LSU (42-18) versus Louisiana-Lafayette (46-6)
Where: Tiger Park, Baton Rouge, La.
When: Saturday, May 20, 12:00 p.m. CT
How can I watch LSU softball versus Louisiana-Lafayette softball?
Unfortunately, Saturday’s game will not be televised. Cable subscribers will be able to access a broadcast of the game online through WatchESPN. Mobile users will be able to access the stream on their wireless enabled devices by using the Watch ESPN App.
How can I listen to LSU softball versus Louisiana-Lafayette softball on the radio?
Saturday’s game will be broadcast locally on Talk 107.3 FM Baton Rouge. A feed of the broadcast will be shared online through the LSU Sports Radio Network and is accessible at LSUsports.net/live.
What are the stakes of Saturday’s game?
The winner of Saturday’s game will automatically move on to the Baton Rouge Regional championship game Sunday afternoon at 1:30. Saturday’s loser will face off against the winner of McNeese State versus Fairfield Saturday evening to decide who will play the winner of the first game in the championship.
Take a look at the updated bracket from Day 1 in Baton Rouge. pic.twitter.com/wgnzouc5li
— LSU Softball (@LSUsoftball) May 20, 2017
What is the forecast Saturday?
The forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms Saturday. As of publication, there is a 65 percent chance of rain at the time of first pitch, and those chances go up to 85 and 90 percent as the day goes on. Be advised that rain could delay these games, especially if you are planning on attending.