Jun 20, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators infielder Peter Alonso (20) hits a two run home run in the second inning against the Virginia Cavaliers in the 2015 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Baseball Tourney Preview: Gators Set to Battle Tigers

The Florida Gators square off against the LSU Tigers tonight in the second round of the SEC Baseball Tournament at 9 p.m.

Both teams finished their season last weekend against each other in Baton Rouge. LSU took the series winning two of three games against the Gators.

The No. 5 seed Tigers advanced to the second round after knocking off the No. 12 seed Tennessee Volunteers on Tuesday night in a four-run comeback. Gregg Diechmann hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth before Kramer Robertson singled home for the 5-4 win over the Vols.

Both the defending SEC champion Florida (44-11) and LSU (40-17) had successful regular season records. Florida Head Coach Kevin O’Sullivan says that LSU battle tested his team this season with their two-strike approach.

Left-hander AJ Puk (2-3, 2.93 ERA) is likely to get the start on the mound for Florida. Puk faced the Tigers last week in Baton Rouge but left the game in the second inning because of a stomach illness.

LSU Head Coach Paul Mainieri says his team didn’t come to Hoover to play one game, they came to play for a championship. The first pitch of tonight’s double elimination matchup is scheduled for 9 p.m and you can hear it on ESPN Gainesville 95. 3 FM with coverage starting at 8:55 p.m.

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