LSU Baseball Back Among The Elite
by Scooter Hobbs
LSU is a top five baseball team again. It took series wins and a 5-1 record against a pair of top three teams over the last two weekends, but Monday the Tigers shot up to No. 3 in the Collegiate Baseball poll and to No. 5 in the Baseball America rankings. The Tigers, 25-7, 8-4 and leading the SEC West, took two of three from then top-ranked Florida last weekend after sweeping then-No. 3 Arkansas at home the previous week. At this stage last year LSU was 3-9 in the SEC and didn’t win their eighth game until May 6. “We lost seven games by one run last year in conference play,” head coach Paul Mainieri said Monday. This year, nine of the Tigers’ 12 SEC games have been one-run affairs, and LSU is 7-2 in them.