Diamond Hawks head to Louisiana for NCAA Regional

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Colonial Athletic Association champion UNCW will head to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as the No. 2 seed in a NCAA Baseball Regional that includes host and nationally ranked LSU, Tulane and Patriot League champion Lehigh.

The regional begins May 29 at Alex Box Stadium.

UNCW open the NCAA Regional against Tulane on Friday. Photo courtesy- UNCW sportsd
UNCW opens the NCAA Regional against Tulane on Friday. Photo courtesy UNCW sports.

UNCW will play Tulane at 8 p.m. in the second game of the regional schedule. The two met earlier this season with the Green Wave taking an 8-4 decision in late March.

For the Seahawks, who will make their seventh NCAA regional appearance, it will be their second appearance at LSU after making their NCAA regional debut in Baton Rouge in 2003.

That season, the Seahawks dropped their regional opener to Tulane before bouncing back with a win over the Green Wave to advance to the regional final against the host Tigers. UNCW fell in extra innings to LSU in the final game of the regional.

LSU enters the NCAA tournament as the No. 2 seed overall in the 64-team field.

All games in the regional will be streamed on either the SEC Network or ESPN3. The Tulane game will be streamed online by ESPN3.