GATORS%20SEC%20TOURNAMENT%205-23%20Cropped_1527129937637.jpg_12114911_ver1.0_1280_720 Gators win SEC tournament opener vs LSU 4-3

Tommy Mace allowed one earned run in seven innings and top-seeded Florida beat LSU 4-3 on Wednesday night in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

The Gators (42-15) snapped a four-game skid and play Arkansas or South Carolina next. The Tigers (34-24) face the loser in an elimination game.

Mace (4-0) allowed just three hits and Michael Byrne got the final five outs for his 13th save.

Down 3-0 early, the Gators got the go-ahead run on Austin Langworthy’s RBI single in the fifth. Jonathan India had two hits and an RBI.

For LSU, Jake Slaughter hit a two-run homer in the second. Daniel Cabrera was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Byrne struck out the first two batters in the ninth. Zach Watson singled but Antoine Duplantis hit a flyout to center.

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