BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The LSU Tigers played some pretty good baseball over the weekend at No. 5 Ole Miss but had only one victory in three games to show for it.
The Tigers are unranked for the second straight week, sitting at just 26-19 overall and 10-11 in the SEC.
Coach Paul Mainieri's frustration boiled over Saturday afternoon, as Nick Coomes was rung up by the home plate umpire on a 1-2 count, with the bases loaded, one out, and LSU trailing by just one run.
"How many here at LSU? It was a lot when I was young," said Mainieri about getting thrown out of games. "I probably averaged 10 a year through my first six or seven years of my life. Okay? I was probably wild in my young years. I've tried to calm down in my older years and display a little more dignity and class, you know. So, it's been five years since I've been ejected from a game. And, I'm not proud of being ejected from a game. At that moment, I felt like that's all I could take. I thought the ball was clearly low, especially after the eighth inning, I felt like Fontenot threw the ball right down the middle and the guy called it ball four. It should've been an inning ending double play. Strike 'em out and throw 'em out."
There is no midweek game for the Tigers this week as they take final exams. LSU will host No. 5 Arkansas this weekend.