LSU Baseball Defeats South Carolina, 3-2, Wins SEC Title
The fourth-ranked LSU Tiger baseball team, won the rubber game of a three-game SEC series on Saturday, defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks, 3-2, in ten innings, in Columbia, South Carolina, winning the regular season SEC Championship in the process.
Pinch hitter Jackson Slaid delivered a two-out RBI single in the top of the 10th inning to lifth the Tigers to the one-run win.
With the win, LSU ended the regular season with a 42-14 overall mark, with a 19-11 SEC record. That moved them one-half game in front of South Carolina, who finished their SEC schedule, with a 18-11 mark.
Later, the Tigers learned that it won the league title outright, as Kentucky and Florida each lost Saturday afternoon.
The SEC title for LSU is a league-best 15th in school history. It's the second conference championship for the Tigers in four seasons, and their first outright title since 2003.
First baseman Mason Katz paced LSU at the plate, going 2-for-5 with two RBI's.
Chris Cotton (6-0) got the win out of the bullpen, while Nick Goody recorded his tenth save of the year.
View the game box score.