The LSU baseball team earned its 34th NCAA Regional berth on Monday.
LSU (38-20) will face Kennesaw State on Friday at 6 p.m. in the opening round of the Hattiesburg Regional held in at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg, Miss.
The Tigers, who finished fourth in the Southeastern Conference standings under first-year head coach Jay Johnson, is seeded No. 2 in the four-team, double-elimination regional tournament.
The Kennesaw State Owls (35-26) received the region’s No. 3 seed after knocking off Atlantic Sun No. 1-seeded Liberty in Saturday’s conference tournament title game.
Regional host and No. 11 national seed Southern Miss (43-16) won the Conference USA regular-season title by three games, but the Eagles were eliminated in the conference tournament semifinal at home by UTSA. Southern Miss will face No. 4-seeded Army (31-23) in Friday’s opening round at 1 p.m.
The winner of the Hattiesburg Regional will meet the winner of the Miami Regional – comprised of Miami, Arizona, Ole Miss and Canisius – in the June 10-13 best-of-three NCAA Super Regional.
The eight-team College World Series takes place from June 17-27 in Omaha, Neb.
NCAA Hattiesburg Regional Schedule
Friday, June 3
Game 1 – (1) Southern Miss vs. (4) Army – 1 p.m. (ESPN+)
Game 2 – (2) LSU vs. (3) Kennesaw State – 6 p.m. (ESPN+)
Saturday, June 4
Game 3 — Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 1 p.m. (ESPN+)
Game 4 — Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 6 p.m. (ESPN+)
Sunday, June 5
Game 5 — Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1 p.m. (ESPN+)
Game 6 — Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 6 p.m. (ESPN+)
Monday, June 6
Game 7 — If necessary, 6 p.m. (ESPN+)