Deke: A very special weekend for LSU Baseball ahead
A lot of special moments are expected this weekend as the #2 ranked LSU Baseball Tigers take on the Ole Miss Rebels. Head Coach Paul Mainieri told me and Bobby Hebert that even though his team has sewn up the SEC West, they are in no way going to relax this weekend. "This is an important series because it is the next opponent. We want to continue to play well before the SEC Tournament begins next week," Mainieri said.
LSU improved their overall record to 46-7 with an 11-2 win over UNO Tuesday night. The Tigers’ 46 regular-season wins are the most regular-season victories in school history since the NCAA adopted the current 56-game regular-season schedule in 1992. The Tigers clinched the SEC Western Division Title last Saturday with a win over Texas A&M. This season LSU has won every SEC series with the exception of a 2-1 series loss to South Carolina.
With their win over UNO LSU continued their streak of wins versus in-state competition. The Tigers have now won 27 consecutive games against Louisiana schools. And, LSU has netted 34 straight non-conference mid-week victories.
They say that there is a thin line between winning and losing, and the Tigers have been excellent in close games. The Tigers have complied a 13-3 record in games decided by two runs or less one this season. “We have had a lot of guys step up each week. We will need that kind of play the rest of the season,” according to the Coach. Mainieri went on to talk about his decision not to play star pitcher Aaron Nola the rest of the regular season, as well as discussing this weekend’s opponent, the Ole Miss Rebels.
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The Tigers open their three game series against Ole Miss Thursday night right here on WWL Radio. LSU will also have a special ceremony this weekend to name their current field Skip Bertman Field. The Tigers will have senior night on Saturday, and they will also honor the 1993 National Championship Team this weekend as well.
“It’s going to be a special time and the weather should be great,” Mainieri said.