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LSU advances to SEC Tournament Championship with 2-1 win over Arkansas

6 years 3 days 46 minutes ago Saturday, May 26 2018 May 26, 2018 May 26, 2018 8:02 PM May 26, 2018 in Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports

Hoover, Ala. - Just five days ago, LSU's postseason hopes were running on life support. Fast-forward to the weekend and Paul Mainieri has once again squeezed the best out of his players in Hoover, Alabama.

On Saturday, LSU knocked off Arkansas advancing to the SEC Tournament Championship for the fourth time in the last seven seasons. 

Despite the seventh rain delay of the tournament, Zack Hess was able to return and fire seven innings of brilliant baseball. Minus a solo home run off the bat of Jared Gates, Arkansas was held hitless through seven innings.

Hess finished the day only allowing one run, one hit while striking out seven on the day.

Zach Watson supplied the pop for the Tigers offense, detonating a monster two-run shot in the the sixth inning to give LSU a 2-1 lead. 

In relief, Nick Bush fired two innings of shutout baseball recording the save with a 2-1 victory over the Hogs. 

LSU will play for its 13th tournament championship and will face the No. 4 seed Ole Miss at 2 p.m. CT Sunday on ESPN2. The Tigers will be the home team in the contest. 

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