LSU to play Alabama in SEC title game

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) –LSU defeated Ole Miss 8-0 in a seven-inning game to advance to their third straight SEC Championship game.

The Tigers were led by sophomore pitcher Ben Alsup, who threw a one hit, complete game shut out.  Alsup, in his second start, became the first to pitch a one hitter in SEC tournament history. Head coach Paul Mainieri said he had a good feeling about Alsup today.

"Ben was ready to take a big step forward in this, in this opportunity," said Mainieri. "I just thought he did a really marvelous job and I don't think it was a fluke quite frankly. I think we found ourselves a third starter."

Alsup stated, "It's a big confidence booster to know that I can go out there and perform that way against a good team like Ole Miss."

First baseman Blake Dean and second baseman Tyler Hanover collected three RBI apiece. Hanover also went 3-for-4 with a double, and Dean was 1-for-1 with a solo homer and two sacrifice-fly RBI.

LSU will face Alabama in the SEC Championship game Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

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