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LSU baseball claims 5th seed at SEC Tourney

8 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Saturday, May 21 2016 May 21, 2016 May 21, 2016 7:46 PM May 21, 2016 in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

BATON ROUGE – LSU baseball fell to the top-ranked Florida Gators in Game 3, but not before securing the series in a game two win against their SEC opponent.

The Tigers claimed the series with a 7-3 victory over Florida in game two. The Gators struck back in game three, winning 6-2.

LSU will be the fifth seed and take on 12th-seeded Tennessee at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the SEC Tournament.

— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball) May 21, 2016

LSU improved to 39-17 overall and 19-11 in Southeaster Conference play. With the series win, the Tigers secured the five seed in the SEC Tournament. LSU will take on 12th seed Tennessee at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Hoover, Alabama.

“Our team has grown so much over the past couple of months, and we’re looking certainly forward to the postseason,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “We talked about finishing strong and winning our final 12 games of the season, and we nearly pulled it off, winning 11 in a row. We’ll go to the SEC Tournament, try to win as many games as we can, and put ourselves in the best possible position for the NCAA Tournament.”

The game will be televised on the SEC Network and fans can also listen to the game on LSU Sports Radio Network.

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