(SunBeltSports.org) – The field of 64 teams competing for the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball
Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Baseball
Committee and named the second-ranked UL Lafayette Ragin'
Cajuns the No. 6 national seed.
The Cajuns (53-7, 26-4 Sun Belt) will host Jackson State, Mississippi State and San Diego State in the Lafayette, La. regional which begins on Friday, May 30 at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field.
UL Lafayette will host Jackson State (31-23) in game two on Friday at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN3. Mississippi State (37-22) will take on San Diego State (42-19) on Friday at 1 p.m. CT.
The Tigers claimed their second consecutive SWAC title last week with a 9-8 triumph over Alabama State in the title game. JSU enters the regional hitting .274 as a team with 17 homeruns and a team ERA of 4.17.
The Cajuns claimed their first Sun Belt title since 1998 with a 6-5 win over UT Arlington to win their 53rd game of the season breaking a 28-year old Sun Belt record for most wins in a season previously held by South Florida since 1986. The Cajuns are ranked second in the NCAA in homeruns (63) and fourth in stolen bases (102). Their .978 fielding percentage also ranks near the top of the leaderboard in Division I.
The winner of the Lafayette, La. regional will take on the winner of the Oxford, Miss. regional in two weeks.
Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. The regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, May 30, to Monday, June 2 (if necessary). Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on www.NCAA.com/cws, Monday, June 2 at approximately 10 p.m. (CT).
The 68th Men's College World Series begins play Saturday, June 14, at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.
Lafayette Regional hosted by UL Lafayette
#1 UL Lafayette (53-7) vs. Jackson State (31-23), 7 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Mississippi State (37-22) vs. #3 San Diego State (42-19), 2 p.m., ESPN3