National seed LSU headlines 3 Louisiana schools selected for NCAA softball tourney

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Louisiana will be well represented in the NCAA softball tournament.

The bracket unveiled Sunday night has three schools from Louisiana in the 64-team field, one of which will play regionals at home.

LSU (40-16) is the No. 10 national seed hosting a regional in Baton Rouge. The Tigers will meet Monmouth (36-16) at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Texas Tech (39-14) will face Conference USA tournament champion Louisiana Tech (44-14) in the first game of the regional at 2 p.m.

Sun Belt champion UL Lafayette (50-4) is headed to Oxford, Mississippi, where Ole Miss (37-17) is the host and No. 11 national seed. The Lady Cajuns open with Southeast Missouri on Friday.

The LSU regional is paired with the Minnesota regional, where the No. 7 seed Golden Gophers would host. The Ole Miss regional is paired with the Arizona regional.

The tragedy-to-triumph story of LA Tech, which had its home facility destroyed by the F-3 tornado that hit Ruston last month, was featured in the ESPN telecast of the bracket announcement.

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Lenny has been involved in college athletics since the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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