Five of Six Louisiana Collegiate Baseball Teams eliminated from NCAA Tourney

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There were six teams from Louisiana that made the NCAA Baseball Tournament and only LSU is left. The Ragin Cajuns were eliminated last night by Texas A&M as the Aggies defeated UL- Lafayette nine to four. Catcher Jose Torres says they gave it their best.

“I can say with 100% assurance that nobody on the team has any regrets about what we did. We put our hearts, our souls and minds on every pitch. Sometimes the ball doesn’t bounce your way,” Torres said.

UL-L head coach Matt Deggs says Sunday night’s loss to the Aggies will motivate his team to go father next season.

“We’ve been in three straight regionals and two championships in the last three years. We do return a lot of guys and, like I said at the jump, we  won’t ever let go. We won’t ever stop,” Deggs said.

Louisiana Tech’s magical season had a disappointing ending as the Bulldogs lost to Kansas State 19 to 4 and then 9-to-3 to Southeast Missouri in the Fayetteville Regional. Bulldogs Coach Lane Burroughs on what he told his team…

“The main message was, ‘ You have nothing to be ashamed of. You had an historic year, and we picked a bad weekend to not play good,’” Burroughs said.

Tech won 45 games and a Conference USA Regular Season title. Burroughs says those are two great accomplishments, but the ultimate goal is a trip to the College World Series.

“We’re going to get to Omaha. I firmly believe that. I’m a little crazy and they all know that, but I firmly believe that we’re going to get this program there. I don’t know how, but we’re going to keep working,” Burroughs said.

Tulane was eliminated on Sunday with a 17-7 loss to UC-Irvine. Nicholls and Grambling State had their seasons end on Saturday as they both failed to win a game at their respective regionals.

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