NCAA AWARDS BATON ROUGE REGIONAL TO CST AND JUMBO SPORTS NETWORK
LSU hosts ULM, Oregon State and Belmont in Baton Rouge
NEW ORLEANS – The exclusive television rights to the 2012 Baton Rouge NCAA Baseball Regional has been awarded to Cox Sports Television (CST) and Jumbo Sports Network, as announced by the NCAA today. The LSU Tigers (43-16), entering as the region’s top seed, will face #4 seed ULM, champion of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. Oregon State, the region’s #2 seed, will face Belmont in the second game of the double elimination tournament.
Games on Friday and Saturday are set for 2:00pm and 7:00pm, respectively, with Sunday’s games at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. Monday’s “if necessary” game is set for 6:30pm.
“We are excited to partner with Jumbo Sports Network and make these games available to all CST affiliates across the South” said CST head Rod Mickler. "CST takes great pride in being the sports home of the LSU Tigers".
“To be a part of the greatest tournament in college sports is an absolute joy for us,” said Jumbo Sports Network Executive Producer Ronnie Rantz. “We are excited to give our viewers some of the best college baseball in the country this weekend.”
The Baton Rouge regional is one of 16 four-team tournaments that will take place throughout the country this weekend. The winner of this regional will advance to face the winner of the Miami Regional, which is comprised of Miami, UCF, Missouri State and Stony Brook.
Calling all of the games of the Baton Rouge regional on CST will be two-time Louisiana sportscaster of the year and CST announcer, Lyn Rollins. Rantz, who is a former LSU pitcher, will join Rollins in the booth.
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