LSU baseball holds open practice before Baton Rouge Regional

LSU baseball holds open practice before Baton Rouge Regional
The LSU baseball team held an open practice Thursday, May, 30, in preparation for the Baton Rouge Regional game against Stony Brook. (Source: Jacques Doucet)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The LSU baseball team took to the field Thursday morning for an open practice in preparation for the Baton Rouge Regional.

The Tigers held practice at Alex Box Stadium from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.

Heat and pressure are two words that go hand in hand when it comes to postseason baseball at The Box.

“At LSU, it’s very much an Omaha or break,” said pitcher Zack Hess.

“You don’t try to win regular season championships,” added shortstop Josh Smith. “The ultimate goal is to win the whole thing at the end.”

LSU may have played 61 games to this point, but many will say its season will be defined by what the team does from this point forward.

“I know that’s the nature of LSU fans,” explained head coach Paul Mainieri. “They’re going to judge you on ... how you finish. We’re going to do our best. There isn’t a guy on our staff or player that doesn’t have the same goal.”

Landon Marceaux has been named the starting pitcher for the game.

Head coach Paul Mainieri said starting Marceaux is sending a message to the team that they aren’t taking Stony Brook lightly.

Stony Brook held its practice at 2:30 p.m.

LSU (37-24) will take on Stony Brook (31-21) at 6 p.m. Friday.

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