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    LSU Faces UCLA Sunday To Open CWS

    OMAHA -- Fourth-seeded LSU (57-9) will take on UCLA (44-17) on Sunday at 7 p.m. CT in the opening round of the 2013 College World Series.

    The matchup between the Tigers and Bruins will be televised by ESPN2 and online via WatchESPN. The LSU Sports Radio Network broadcast will begin at 6:30 p.m. on network affiliates including Eagle 98.1 in Baton Rouge and free in the Geaux Zone at

    “We are not just happy to be here,” said LSU head coach Paul Mainieri, who is making his fourth CWS appearance. “We are happy to be here, but we don’t feel like the job is done at all. The biggest concern, because we haven’t been here for the last three years, is whether or not the kids are going to be uptight or nervous. That is what we call the College World Series first-timer syndrome. I can’t tell you with 100 percent what is going to happen. But I can tell you if any team can handle it, it is going to be us.”

    LSU swept both Regional and Super Regional play at Alex Box Stadium to advance to its 16th College World Series.

    UCLA swept its Regional in Los Angeles before blanking fifth-seeded Cal State Fullerton on the road in two games.