How it happened: Kentucky took its first lead of the series with a run in the top of the first inning, but the Tigers scored five runs in their half of the first to put the game out of reach quickly. LSU went on to win 11-4. The Tigers outscored Kentucky 31-6 during the sweep.
At the plate: LSU junior second baseman Jacoby Jones entered the series hitting below .200. But Jones finished off a great weekend with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate. Jones hit his 3rd home run of the season and drove in four runs. He’s now hitting .239.
Alex Bregman drove in three runs. Bregman had just one hit, but drove in two runs on sacrifice flies.
In the field: Not only is LSU swinging the bats well, they’ve been turning major league plays in the field. Bregman was the latest to flash some leather as the freshman shortstop ranged behind second base to field a grounder, spun and threw a perfect strike to Katz to get the out at first base.
On the mound: After failing to get out of the second inning last Sunday, Cody Glenn pitched six strong innings to improve his record to 5-and-1. Glenn gave up a run in the 1st inning, but settled down to scatter six hits and allowed just the one run.
Relief pitcher Nick Rumbelow did not have a good outing, as he allowed a three-run homer and only retired two of the five batters he faced.
What it means: LSU is 30-and-2, 11-and-1 in the Southeastern Conference. It’s hard to imagine this team playing any better, so it will be up to head coach Paul Mainieri to make sure this team is peaking again when the post-season rolls around. But the Tigers should be able to keep their focus as they have road SEC series against Arkansas and Alabama coming up.
Up next: LSU will play Southern in back-to-back games starting on Tuesday night at Zephyr Field in the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic. The Tigers will send Kurt McCune to the mound. The junior from Norco will make his first appearance of the season. He’s been out because of a stress fracture in his back.