LSU fans have seen their Tigers play in plenty of super regionals – 15 of them, in fact – and those old enough have watched them make it to the College World Series 18 times with six national championships. However, throughout Cade Beloso’s five-year run wearing purple and gold, he has never stepped foot on a diamond in Omaha.
He gets one last chance, as the fifth-seeded Tigers prepare for their super regional matchup against a familiar foe in the 12th-seeded Kentucky Wildcats. No matter the outcome, this also will be Beloso’s final series ever played at Alex Box Stadium.
The LSU designated hitter was candid and open in his chat on Thursday’s Dattitude Podcast (Ep. 152), as he spoke with Jim Derry about his journey and his team’s chances and mood heading into Saturday. Jim also opens the show with his thoughts on LSU, Michael Thomas’ return to the Saints and a quick thought on the NBA Finals.
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