The LSU baseball team hasn’t won the SEC Tournament since 2014, but Tigers coach Paul Mainieri, speaking on the SEC Network on Tuesday, likes his team’s chances in the tournament this week.
“We love playing in Hoover,” Mainieri said.
LSU (39-17, 21-9 in the SEC) shared the regular-season title with Florida.
LSU plays its first game in the tournament on Wednesday, when it faces the winner of the Texas A&M vs. Missouri game on Tuesday.
“When you get a bye on the first day of the tournament, it is almost like winning a game,” Mainieri said.
Mainieri said he was pleased with the way his players overcame key bullpen injuries and finished the season strong.
LSU has won 12 of its last 14 games, including seven in a row. The Tigers started the run by sweeping a three-game series at Alabama April 27-29.
“I told the players we’re going to treat these games as a Super Regional,” Mainieri said. “I thought our kids responded so well.”