As LSU baseball continues its search for the next head coach to lead one of the most prominent programs in the country, the Tigers will have plenty to work with next season as two freshmen were recently named Freshman All-Americans.
The end of an era; the career for Hall of Fame coach Paul Mainieri has come to an end in Knoxville, Tennessee as the Tigers have been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by the Tennessee Volunteers, 15-6, in Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
LSU and its head coach have been raked over the coals many times this season but here the Tigers are, one of the last 16 teams in America still alive and playing in the NCAA College Baseball Tournament.
Rookie cornerback Kelvin Joseph, a Baton Rouge native who played prep football at Scotlandville and attended LSU before transferring to Kentucky, has signed a four-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
Multiple sources and D-1 Baseball are claiming the man who’s won more national championships than anyone since Skip Bertman’s five, retired Oregon State coach Pat Casey, is a leading candidate to replace Paul Mainieri as LSU’s new coach.
LSU head coach Paul Mainieri’s career will extend for at least one more weekend as the Tigers took down the No. 14 national seed Oregon Ducks 9-8 on Monday, June 7 in PK Park in Eugene, Oregon. LSU won four straight elimination games to keep their season alive.
Left fielder Gavin Dugas helped lead the LSU Tigers past the No. 14 overall national seed Oregon Ducks 4-1 and force a deciding game seven on Monday, June 7 at 9 p.m. with a chance to advance to the Super Regionals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The LSU Tigers staved off elimination with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning by Giovanni DiGiacomo to take a 6-5 win over Central Connecticut State to extend their season for at least one more game.
The LSU Tigers were hoping to get a bit of a spark heading into the NCAA Regionals when head coach Paul Mainieri announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season a week ago, but the Gonzaga Bulldogs kept the Tiger bats quiet and off the scoreboard.
I’ll admit it - I like Paul Mainieri. My perspective is certainly different than that of a fan. And I understand that. What I also know is that of all the many different coaches I’ve covered at LSU in over two decades at WAFB-TV, Mainieri really stands apart.
The storyline and sentiment for the Tigers seem pretty obvious. The players and fans are all hoping head coach Paul Mainieri can enjoy one last, deep NCAA Tournament run, before he retires after the season.
The Tigers have clinched their spot in the tournament and will be heading to the Eugene Regional. The Jaguars, which already received an automatic bid by winning the SWAC Tournament, will be headed to the Austin Regional.
The LSU Tigers dropped the first game of the NCAA Super Regionals to the 10th seed Florida State Seminoles, 1-0, in a pitchers’ duel. The Tigers were held to just two hits and were 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.