EUNICE, La. - For the fourth time in school history, LSU Eunice is set to host the Region 23 Tournament from Bengal Stadium beginning on Wednesday. LSUE will open the six-team double elimination tournament against the reigning Region Champions, Hinds. First pitch from Bengal Stadium is scheduled to begin at 6:00PM.
LSU Eunice (50-5) recently wrapped up one of the most successful regular seasons in school history. The Bengals tied program records with 50 regular season wins as well as a 25-game win streak.
The Bengals are led at the plate by the sophomore duo of Mason Templet and Brent Hebert. Templet, a St. Thomas More HS product, heads the LSUE attack with a .385 average while Hebert, a Rayne, Louisiana native, paces the team with 64 hits and 57 runs. LSU Eunice is hitting .331 as a team while averaging 9.8 runs per game.
The pitching staff is headed up by right-handers Zach Hester and Andrew Sheridan. The pair have combined to go 22-1 on the season with Hester sporting a 2.84 earned run average while Sheridan is at 2.16.
The Bengals are joined by five Mississippi powers in the Region 23 Tournament week. LSUE will serve as the one-seed while Pearl River, Meridian, Itawamba, Mississippi Gulf Coast and Hinds make up the field.
In addition to LSU Eunice's first round game against Hinds, Pearl River will take on Mississippi Gulf Coast while Meridian will clash with Itawamba in day one of action from Bengal Stadium.
Fan can watch all games live on Bengal All-Access this week with Ian Auzenne providing play-by-play of LSUE's game with Hinds. For more LSU Eunice baseball news and information, make sure to follow the baseball team's Twitter (@LSUEBengalsBSB), Facebook (@LSUEuniceBaseball) and Instagram (@LSUEBengals) accounts.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
GAME 1 NO. 3 MERIDIAN (36-11) VS. NO. 4 ITAWAMBA (32-15) 12:00PM
GAME 2 NO. 2 PEARL RIVER (37-9) VS. NO. 5 MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (34-14) 3:00PM
GAME 3 NO. 1 LSU EUNICE (50-5) VS. NO. 6 HINDS (28-19) 6:00PM
THURSDAY, MAY 17
GAME 4 GAME 2 LOSER VS. GAME 3 LOSER 12:00PM
GAME 5 GAME 2 WINNER VS. GAME 1 LOSER 3:00PM
GAME 6 GAME 1 WINNER VS. GAME 3 WINNER 6:00PM
FRIDAY, MAY 18
GAME 7 GAME 4 WINNER VS. GAME 6 LOSER 12:00PM
GAME 8 GAME 5 WINNER VS. GAME 6 WINNER 3:00PM
GAME 9 GAME 7 WINNER VS. GAME 8 LOSER 6:00PM
SATURDAY, MAY 19
GAME 10 GAME 8 WINNER VS. GAME 9 WINNER 3:00PM
SUNDAY, MAY 20
IF NECESSARY GAME
GAME 11 GAME 10 WINNER VS. GAME 10 LOSER 1:00PM