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Tigers sweep Crusaders and get ready for Lions

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The LSU baseball team continued to roll through the early part of its schedule this past weekend by sweeping Holy Cross.

With the three wins, the Tigers improved to 7-0 overall for the season.

They continued  to show the new bats are no problem for them, outscoring the Crusaders 41-10.

Mikie Mahtook continued his home run tear Sunday when he ripped his fifth of the season in the fifth inning to give the Tigers a 5-0 lead.

Alex Edward came into the came struggling from the plate, hitting .250 but saw his average jump to .375 after a going 3-4 with 3 RBI, including a two-run double in the second to get things going for LSU.

Tigers head coach Paul Mainieri called the it the best played game of the season by his team.

They haven't faced that stiff of competition through seven games but will face their toughest test to date Tuesday night when they host the Southeastern Lions.

LSU won the only meeting with the Lions last year 9-5.

First pitch from the Alex Box Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m.

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