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LSU drops game three, but wins series over Vanderbilt

(Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) (Source: Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The Tigers are back on the map in the SEC after taking two of three games against top five ranked Vanderbilt this weekend. Depending on what happens around the league Sunday, LSU could be tied with Texas A&M for second place in the SEC West at 6-6 and less than two games back from Mississippi State at the top of the standings, should they lose game three to Florida.

While they’re without a doubt pleased with this weekend’s result, Head Coach Paul Mainieri knows they left a big opportunity to sweep the Commodores on the table. They held the lead until the eighth inning when Jeren Kendall sent a three-run homer over the right field wall to beat the Tigers 9-7.

“We had a chance today to do something special,” Mainieri said. “I don’t think these guys have been swept in a series since 2009 from what I’ve heard. We had a chance. We had them on the ropes with a 7-4 lead late. I’m just disappointed we didn’t hold onto the lead today and be able to finish the job this weekend.”

LSU hosts Grambling State in Alex Box on Tuesday before heading north for a weekend series starting Friday against Missouri.

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