Tigers depart for SEC tournament, eye top 8 national seed

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 24: (L) Manager Paul Mainieri of the Louisiana State University Tigers looks on as he has a meeting with his players in the sixth inning during Game 3 of the 2009 NCAA College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium on June 24, 2009 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

After a weekend three game sweep of Mississippi State, LSU head coach Paul Mainieri said his team is in a good position to get a top 8 national seed.

LSU is currently 8th in the college baseball RPI, a key indicator for seeding in the NCAA tournament.

Mainieri said his Tigers can remove all doubt with a good showing in the SEC tournament. LSU plays Wednesday against the winner of Tuesday’s Missouri-Texas A&M game.

Meantime, as the Tigers departed for Hoover, Alabama, shortstop Kramer Robertson said he still carries a reminder of when last season ended with a Super Regional loss at home to eventual national champion Coastal Carolina.

LSU won 11 of its last 12 SEC games.

Todd Peterson will pitch game one for LSU. Ace Alex Lange will start game two.