Deke: Mainieri and Tigers back on track
Just two weeks ago LSU’s baseball team was coming off a week of action in which they did not win a single game. Since then the Tigers won seven of their last eight games.
“We did not play our best, but we did what we needed to do to win the series. Anytime you can win a series in this league you feel good about yourselves,” said LSU Coach Paul Mainieri.
The Tigers highest ranking is 7th in the USA Today coaches poll. LSU beat Lamar last week 5-0 followed by back to back wins over Arkansas defeating the Hogs 5-3 and 5-4. But the Hogs were able to win the series finale 10-4 over LSU. The Tigers have owned the Hogs in league play winning nine of the last ten series.
“Our players understand how hard it is to sweep an opponent in league play. We had a chance up 2-0, but we got off to a bad start in the last game. Things did not work out for us in that game because we got off to such a bad start.”
The Tigers have four big games on the schedule this week beginning with the annual Wally Pontiff Classic at Zephyr Field Tuesday night against the USM Golden Eagles.
“Wally Pontiff Jr. was an outstanding young man who played at LSU. We keep his memory alive with this classic every year. Wally was a great person on and off the field.”
LSU then heads to Oxford, Mississippi to take on the Ole Miss Rebels. The Rebels are currently in second place in the SEC Western Division with a 9-5 conference mark. Game one of the three game series is Thursday night…pre-game 6pm; 1st pitch 6:30 here on WWL - Tiger Radio.
FULL AUDIO: Bobby and Deke talk to LSU baseball Coach Paul Mainieri