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Louisisna-Lafayette batter Stefan Trosclair (23) is mobbed by team mates after he hit a grand slam during the 2015 Sun Belt Baseball Tournament Championship game at Riddle-Pace Field Saturday May 24, 2015 , in Troy, AL. UL defeated South Alabama 5-1 to claim the title. Brad Kemp/


For the third straight year UL-Lafayette will take part in the NCAA Tournament as the third-seeded Cajuns face second-seeded Rice on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Houston Regional hosted at Cougar Field.

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The host Houston is the top seed at the regional with Houston Baptist rounding out the regional field as the four seed. The Cougars (42-18) and Huskies (28-25) will meet in the nightcap on Friday at 7 p.m.

Every game from the regional will be broadcast on ESPN3.

The Cajuns (39-21) are coming off of a 5-1 victory in 12 innings over South Alabama in the 2015 Sun Belt Tournament Championship game. Junior second baseman Stefan Trosclair was named the Most Outstanding Player at the tournament after driving in all five runs in the game, including the game-winning grand slam in the top of the 12th inning.