BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU Coach Paul Mainieri struggled to come up with a way to describe yet another of the Tigers’ 29 come-from-behind victories this season, a 9-7 triumph over UC Irvine to even the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional at Alex Box Stadium.
“I mean this comeback, this was remarkable,” Mainieri said. “I’m just going to say that I’m not even shocked any more, because these kids just seem to do it all the time.”
Mainieri said the energy generated by most of the 6,971 fans Sunday was also somewhat difficult to describe.
“I tell you what; you couldn’t hear yourself think,” Mainieri said of the din that accompanied the Tigers’ five-run rally in the top of the ninth to erase a 7-4 deficit. “My son was trying to talk to me, standing right next to me, and I couldn’t hear him.