Baseball - Softball

2019 in men’s athletics

What a year 2019 has been in the world of men’s athletics in south Louisiana.

LSU softball No. 2 recruiting class in the country

LSU softball announces 2020 schedule

LSU’s offense explodes in exhibition game against Nicholls

Andrew Stevenson becomes LSU’s 15th World Series Champion

LSU beats UNO in exhibition game

LSU baseball plays host exhibition game

Continued Coverage

Three former Tigers prepare for the 2019 World Series

  Throwback Thursday: 10/10/2019

LSU fall ball gets underway in September heat

LSU softball announces fall ball schedule

LSU baseball announces fall ball schedule

LSU baseball releases 2020 schedule

  LSU unveils Skip Bertman statue at Alex Box

LSU announced Monday it will unveil a statue of legendary baseball coach Skip Bertman.

LSU head coach Paul Mainieri receives Rod Dedeaux Award in Dodger Stadium

LSU head coach Paul Mainieri was given the 2018 Rod Dedeaux Award for his performance as head coach of the USA Collegiate National Team last summer.

Former Tigers invited to 2020 USA WNT Olympic Selection Trials

Former softball standouts Sahvanna Janquish and Carley Hoover have been invited to the 2020 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) Olympic Selection Trials.

  College Baseball Hall of Fame induction coming to Baton Rouge, so could a museum be next?

Governor John Bel Edwards and local leaders announced Monday, Aug. 5 that the National College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions induction and awards ceremony will take place at the River Center Nov. 2.

LSU baseball releases 2020 roster and new player profiles

UL Lafayette hires Sam Houston State’s Matt Deggs as its head baseball coach

LSU LF Daniel Cabrera set to wear No. 8 next season

Seven greats to enter LSU Athletic Hall of Fame

CBS Sports ranks LSU at No. 4 in ‘Best of College Sports’ poll

Former LSU pitcher Jared Poche decides to retire from professional baseball

Eddie Smith joins LSU baseball staff as volunteer coach and hitting coach

Eddie Smith, who directed a record-breaking Tulane baseball offense in 2019, has been hired as LSU’s volunteer coach and hitting coach, head coach Paul Mainieri announced on Tuesday.

  UL Ragin’ Cajuns baseball head coach Tony Robichaux dies at 57; arrangements announced

Tony Robichaux, the head baseball coach of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has died at the age of 57.

Remembering Tony Robichaux

UL Lafayette baseball coach Tony Robichaux passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 57. But hearing from those who knew him, the McNeese Hall of Famer’s impact reaches far beyond the diamond.

Former LSU Tiger DJ LeMahieu makes history in London

It was a historic weekend for the Yankees and Red Sox, who became the first teams to play MLB games in London. One former Tiger would cement his name in history as the first MLB player to record a hit in Europe.

LSU baseball freshman receives All-American honor

Freshman Cole Henry was named to the second-team All-American.

Former LSU baseball stars named starters for MLB All-Star Game

Former LSU baseball stars DJ LeMahieu and Alex Bregman were named American League starters for the 2019 All-Star Game.

DJ Lamahieu hits HR No. 10, has 51 RBI so far this season

Former LSU baseball star DJ Lemahieu now has 10 home runs and 51 RBI on the season with the New York Yankees and only 77 games have been played so far.

Former Tiger ace promoted to Double-A Smokies

Former LSU starting pitcher Alex Lange has been promoted to the Double-A Tennessee Smokies.

LSU center fielder Zach Watson earns back-to-back Gold Glove awards

LSU center fielder Zach Watson has been named to the 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association Gold Glove team.

Austin Nola gets the call from Seattle, collects first MLB hit

Former LSU and Catholic High star Austin Nola made his Major League Baseball debut with the Seattle Mariners Sunday against the Oakland A's.

  LSU head coach Paul Mainieri reflects on the season

LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri said Thursday he knows not making it to Omaha is tough on the Tiger fan base but there is still plenty to be proud of this season.

  Drew Bianco hits HR off LSU teammate in debut with Rougarou

Fans who went out to Goldsby Field Wednesday night to watch the Baton Rouge Rougarou got treated to something new.

LSU softball finishes year ranked in top 10

After the LSU Tigers went 43-19 in the 2019 season, the team finishes the year ranked in the top 10. The squad comes in at No. 10 in the USA Today/NFCA Poll and finished at No. 12 in the Softball poll.

  FSU head coach Mike Martin: Fontenot 'pitched like a warrior’

Hall of Fame and Florida State head baseball coach Mike Martin wanted to meet one man after his team punched their ticket to Omaha, and that person was Devin Fontenot.

  LSU’s season ends in extra innings loss to Florida State on walk-off single in super regional

LSU’s season ended in a gutsy, extra innings battle against Florida State in the Baton Rouge Super Regional Sunday night at Alex Box Stadium.

Les Miles, others inducted into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

With former Saints quarterback Archie Manning and his family in the foreground, former LSU and current Kansas head coach Les Miles led the class of 2019 for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

  LSU lets early lead slip away in loss to Florida State in super regional opener

LSU built a lead against Florida State in the first game of the Baton Rouge Super Regional at Alex Box Stadium Saturday, but FSU rallied to take the win.

Albert powers FSU past LSU 6-4 to open NCAA super regional

Reese Albert hit a three-run homer in the seventh and added a solo shot in the ninth to help Florida State open the NCAA's Baton Rouge super regional with a 6-4 victory over LSU

  LSU fans ready for Super Regional against Florida State

As the LSU Tigers look to punch their ticket to Omaha for the College World Series, fans are already out cheering the team on from the parking lot.

LSU Super Regional tickets sell out in 15 minutes

LSU Super Regional tickets sold out in 15 minutes, but you might not be out of luck just yet.

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation gears up to honor 2019 inductees

The induction celebration will kick off Thursday, June 6th from 5-7 p.m. at the Louisiana Hall of Fame Museum in Natchitoches.

LSU catcher Saul Garza taken by Kansas City Royals in MLB Draft

LSU catcher Saul Garza was selected by the Kansas City Royals in Round 32 of the Major League Baseball Draft.

  Southern outfielder Javeyan Williams selected by San Francisco in MLB Draft

Southern center fielder Javeyan Williams was taken by the San Francisco Giants in Round 22 of the Major League Baseball Draft.

LSU outfielder Antoine Duplantis selected by New York Mets

On day three of the 2019 MLB Draft senior Antonie Duplantis has been selected by the New York Mets.

MUS star skips MLB Draft for LSU

The Major League Baseball Draft is trudging along through its 40 rounds of player selections. But you won’t hear a local high school star’s name called, and it’s not because the oros didn’t want him.

Nationals take Peterson in the 7th round

The Washington Nationals have picked Todd Peterson in the 7th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.

Detroit Tigers pick Zack Hess in the 7th round

The Detroit Tigers have picked LSU pitcher Zack Hess in the 7th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.

LSU outfielder selected by Baltimore Orioles

With the first pick of day two of the 2019 MLB Draft outfielder Zach Watson has been drafted by the Baltimore Orioles.

Baton Rouge Super Regional dates and times announced

The NCAA has announced the dates and times of the Baton Rouge Super Regional.

  LSU wins Baton Rouge Regional on historic night for Duplantis

LSU took an early lead, let it slip away, and then rallied to win the Baton Rouge Regional against Southern Miss Sunday night.

  LSU advances to championship of Baton Rouge Regional with win over Southern Miss

LSU took an early lead on Southern Miss, but the Golden Eagles screamed back to tie it before the Tigers put the game away late Saturday in the Baton Rouge Regional.

  Southern’s season ends with loss to Miami in Starkville Regional

Southern saw its amazing turnaround from a season ago come to an end Saturday at the hands of Miami in the Starkville Regional.

  LSU routs Stony Brook in Baton Rouge Regional; Duplantis ties Tiger hits record

The LSU baseball players and coaches had serious looks on their faces before Friday’s game against Stony Brook and that focus carried over into the game as the Tigers wasted no time pouncing on the Seawolves and not letting up.

  Southern fights hard but falls to Mississippi State in Starkville Regional

Southern gave Mississippi State a big scare in the opening round of the Starkville Regional, but the Bulldogs had enough firepower to get past the Jags.

USM pummels ASU in Game 1 of NCAA Regional

The third-seeded University of Southern Mississippi (39-19) opened the Baton Rouge Regional with a bang Friday afternoon with a 15-3 win over second-seeded Arizona State University (37-18) at Alex Box Stadium.

  LSU fans tailgate ahead of regional game against Stony Brook

You don't wait until first pitch to start tailgating.

  BR Regional: LSU vs Stony Brook Preview

No. 1 seed LSU hosts No. 4 seed Stony Brook at Alex Box Stadium in the second game of the Baton Rouge Regional.

  LSU baseball holds open practice before Baton Rouge Regional

The LSU baseball team took to the field Thursday morning for an open practice in preparation for the Baton Rouge Regional.

  Southern practices before NCAA Regional showdown with Mississippi State

The Southern baseball team practiced Thursday in preparation for Friday's NCAA Regional game against Mississippi State.

10 SEC teams set to begin regional play

The SEC will field ten teams and host six NCAA regionals this year.

Southern’s Tyler LaPorte named to All-America 3rd team

Southern third baseman Tyler LaPorte has been named to the NCAA Division I All-America third team.

BR Regional: Arizona State Sun Devils

The Arizona State Sun Devils, out of the Pac-12 Conference, are the No. 2 seed in the Baton Rouge Regional.

BR Regional: Southern Miss Golden Eagles

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, out of Conference USA, are the No. 3 seed in the Baton Rouge Regional.

BR Regional: The Stony Brook Seawolves

The Stony Brook Seawolves out of the America East Conference are the No. 4 seed in the Baton Rouge Regional.

LSU softball’s Sunseri, Sanchez earn All-American honors

The LSU softball team earned two NFCA All-American honors. The organization honored Shelbi Sunseri and Amanda Sanchez to the All-American second team.

The ‘real’ season starts now for LSU

LSU is playing their most consistent, complementary baseball of the year at the right time.

  Remembering the day that defined LSU baseball

On May 28, 1989, Skip Bertman and the LSU Tigers won a six-team NCAA Regional at College Station, upsetting Texas A&M with an improbable doubleheader sweep over the Aggies, 13-5 and 5-4 in 11 innings.

  NCAA Baseball Regionals: LSU hosts Arizona St., Southern Miss., Stony Brook; Southern heads to Starkville

The full field of 64 teams in the NCAA Baseball Tournament has been revealed.

Baton Rouge named NCAA Regional host site

LSU will remain home for the NCAA Regional round, as Baton Rouge has been named a host site.

  LSU baseball eliminated from SEC Tournament with loss to Vanderbilt in semifinal

LSU fought until the end but Vanderbilt was just too much in the semifinal game of the SEC Tournament.

  LSU softball’s season ends with shutout loss to Minnesota in Super Regional

LSU’s season came to an end Saturday with a loss to Minnesota in the second game of the Minneapolis Super Regional.

  LSU baseball run rules Mississippi State in SEC Tournament

LSU didn’t even need a full nine innings to get past Mississippi State in the rematch Friday in the SEC Tournament.

  LSU softball falls to Minnesota in Game 1 of Super Regional

LSU could not hold on to a two run lead, as Minnesota had a huge fourth inning that propelled the Gophers to a win in the first game of the Minneapolis Super Regional.

  PREVIEW: LSU vs Mississippi State, the rematch - SEC Tournament

LSU and Mississippi State will meet once again on the diamond and this time the loser goes home.

  PREVIEW: LSU softball takes on Minnesota in Super Regional

The No. 10 LSU softball team will take on the No. 7 Minnesota in a three-game double elimination Minneapolis Super Regional.

  LSU baseball remains alive in SEC Tournament with wild win over Auburn

A wild pitch and throwing error allowed LSU to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Auburn and remain alive in the SEC Tournament.

  LSU softball gets ready to take on Minnesota in Super Regional

No. 10 LSU is one of six SEC teams among the 16 remaining for the Super Regional round that actually gets underway Thursday night, but the Tigers will take on No. 7-seed Minnesota in a three-game double elimination Minneapolis Super Regional starting Friday.

  SEC Tournament: LSU vs Auburn

No. 5 seed LSU lost an extra inning heartbreaker to No. 4 seed Mississippi State early Thursday morning and hours later will face Auburn in an elimination game.