BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — LSU students will get to cheer on the Tigers for free in the Super Regional after baseball coach Jay Johnson pays for their tickets.
According to LSU Baseball, students received a message that said their tickets for this weekend’s games will be at no cost after Johnson paid for their admission.
The Tigers will be competing against Kentucky at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 in the Super Regional. This will be LSU’s 16th time in history in the super-regional round, the second-most of all time, LSU Athletics said.
The team beat Oregon State 13-7 in a Monday, June 5 regional championship game.
Here’s a statement from Johnson ahead of Saturday’s game:
“If you want to do something great, you have to emulate people that have been great. The national championship teams here at LSU cared more about the team than about individual achievements. All year, we’ve told our players that if you can emulate those great teams, you will have success. I don’t know if we will accomplish what those great teams of the past did, but our players have displayed the same type of characteristics that those teams did to give us a chance at competing at the highest level. As a coach, that definitely makes me proud.”
Excitement is growing ahead of the game, even Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards placed a friendly bet with Kentucky’s governor. Edwards tweeted at Gov. Andy Beshear, “When @LSUbaseball wins, you send me some Kentucky bourbon. What do you say?”
Beshear accepted the wager.