LSU quickly gets things back on track with Mainieri

OMAHA, Neb.— Two years after failing to even qualify for the Southeastern Conference postseason tournament, LSU is playing for a national championship in baseball again.
Paul Mainieri has rebuilt the Tigers in the image of Skip Bertman’s powerful teams of the 1990s, with dominant pitching and hitting carrying LSU into the best-of-three College World Series finals against No. 1 national seed Texas starting Monday.

“This team is as good as any LSU team in the 1990s,” Bertman said with emphasis Saturday.