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Tigers Have Key SEC Series At Home

by Scooter Hobbs

Even for this early in the Southeastern Conference schedule, LSU could be facing a crucial series when third-ranked Arkansas visits Alex Box Stadium for the weekend. It should be close games. It seems like they all are. Thus far for the No. 15 Tigers (19-6, 3-3 SEC) five of their six conference games have been decided by one run, two of them in extra innings. LSU’s demise last season was largely traced to going 2-7 in one-run games in the SEC, 0-2 in two-run games. Thus far the Tigers are 3-2 in those games. “That just seems like the way it’s going to be in this conference,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri said. “There’s a lot of parity, a lot of good teams.”

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