LSU coach Maineri proud of team's record-setting start
BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team's sweep of Kentucky this weekend vaulted the team to its best season starting record in school history.
"I'm very proud of the way our team played all weekend against the seventh-ranked team in the country," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "Our players performed with a passion and an intensity that is characteristic of the LSU tradition. This team has great chemistry, they work together extremely well, and they're willing to do what they have to do to get better as the season progresses."
The No. 2 Tigers (30-2, 11-1 SEC) dominated Kentucky at Alex Box, outscoring the Wildcats 31 to 6 through the three-game series.
LSU's 11-1 SEC start is second only to the 1997 team, won 12 of its first 13 games.
The Tigers will face Southern on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the rescheduled Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic at Zephyr Field in Metairie, La.