A forecast filled with rain for the
Baton Rouge regional may be the only thing that can slow down or cool off the LSU
Tigers, who were rewarded with a top eight national seed for their eight-game
The Tigers, who have steamrolled
opponents, outscoring them 87-8 the last two weeks, grabbed the very last
national seed. Teams like Rice and Vanderbilt are ahead of them.
After dominating the SEC for another
tournament title, head coach Paul Mainieri, an NCAA Hall of Fame coach, who drew
high praise from another Skip Bertman, another Hall of Fame coach, said it
won't mean anything unless they keep the pedal to the metal on the road back to
"I think our kids earned it," said
Mainieri. "I think we're playing as good as anybody can possibly play in the
country right now."
"All those SEC teams that we played are
high in RPI," added junior pitcher Aaron Nola. "We knew what we had to do and
we took care of business."
"National seed, I really didn't see
that coming," said senior outfielder Sean McMullen. "But no complaints right
"We were very relieved to see that
we were the No. 8 seed, but it doesn't really mean anything yet," explained
sophomore short stop Alex Bregman. "You have to win a regional for it to
matter. And we have a tough regional ahead of us starting Friday against
Southeastern Louisiana, who has a good ball club and we're going to have our