BATON ROUGE, La. (KPEL News) - An SEC showdown is taking place this weekend in Baton Rouge as the 5th overall seed Louisiana State University is hosting the University of Kentucky in NCAA Super Regional competition.

Alex Box Stadium, Twitter via @LSUbaseball
Alex Box Stadium, Twitter via @LSUbaseball

LSU is the favorite in this weekend's matchup. And the Tigers did take two of the three games they played against the Wildcats in April, pounding Kentucky pitching with a run-rule victory in the first matchup en route to scoring 33 runs in the 3-game series. LSU is coming off a 3-game sweep in Regional play last weekend while UK had to fight off elimination three times, eventually getting the best of the Indiana Hoosiers.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards appears to be feeling very confident in LSU as he sent a friendly wager to fellow Democrat Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear.


Louisiana seafood for Kentucky bourbon? Sounds like a fair bet to me! Of course, Governor Beshear responded with a witty comeback of his own.


Yep, he offered to send some Kentucky bourbon even if the Wildcats win. We'll find out which SEC team will move on to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

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First game between LSU and UK is set for Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Central Time on Skip Bertman Field at Alex Box Stadium. The second game is set for Sunday and the third, if necessary, game would be played on Monday.



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