The Tigers are nearing region alignment after walk-off win over Georgia
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU will be playing the numbers game for three weeks. The Bayou Bengals need five more SEC wins to secure a home win, which could be doable considering the Tigers have three conference series left in the regular season, and head coach Jay Johnson has already begun to stress , how Purple and Gold can host post-season action
“Before Missouri, actually on this board in here, I was working out how they select teams for the NCAA tournament and that’s how they select teams to play at home during the NCAA tournament and I don’t think they do that do not need any other motivation. If you saw how excited they were just to win, that’s kind of the essence of what we want to build here and let those things take care of themselves, but make no mistake about it, we want to play here,” Johnson said .
The Tigers picked up two more SEC wins last weekend when the Bayou Bengals won the series in a rubber match matinee on Sunday against Georgia, but Purple and Gold’s clutch hitting, including Cade Doughty’s walk-off homer, wasn’t the only thing The Tigers head coach focused on take-away. Johnson also highlighted the attitude of the Bayou Bengals.
“There have only been two games all year where I thought we were better. The second game in Arkansas was one of those, and then this weekend it was similar to the second game where you tip your hat to the other team. They hit six home runs. I was very happy about the response yesterday. When you show up for batting practice at 10:30 on Sunday morning, you know they were moving around the field like we were 2-0 and we wanted to do a sweep and you would definitely like to see that.
LSU’s win over Georgia marked the Tigers’ first straight win in the SEC series in 2022.
Before the Bayou Bengals return to the league, they face another state opponent, Nicholls, against whom the Tigers are on a two-game winning streak.