LSU softball drops a spot in latest national rankings after SEC tournament

Overall, it was a good week in Auburn, Alabama, for the LSU Tigers softball team.

Coach Beth Torina’s squad opened with a marathon against Alabama, surviving a 14-inning game in which Sydney Berzon tossed more than 200 pitches. LSU’s winning ways continued into the quarterfinals when it knocked No. 1 seed Tennessee out of the tournament.

But that run ended in the semifinals against Missouri, and despite that showing, LSU ultimately fell a spot in both the USA TODAY/NFCA Coaches Poll and Softball rankings to No. 11 and No. 10, respectively.

Both are lower than the national seed the Tigers ultimately earned in the NCAA tournament at No. 9.

Hosting a regional for the second year in a row, LSU will open the postseason on Friday against Jackson State in Tiger Park.

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