LSU hits two grand slams in SEC tournament win against Kentucky

HOOVER, Alabama — Jared Jones and Tommy White each hit a grand slam to set an SEC tournament record, and defending national champion LSU beat Kentucky 11-0 in eight innings on Wednesday.

LSU became the first team in 607 SEC tournament games to hit multiple grand slams in the same game.

Jones homered in the seventh inning for his first hit of the tournament, and LSU's first grand slam in the SEC tournament since Blake Dean on May 24, 2008. Jones has hit 23 home runs this season.

“Great at-bat by Jared,” LSU coach Jay Johnson said, according to the school's website. “I thought he really did a good job of stopping the game. I thought he saw the ball well all day. Before that, he hit a couple of balls hard, really good at-bats, had control of himself and stood his ground. . with that two-strike at-bat.”

White hit his 24th home run in the eighth to take an 11-run lead. Michael Braswell III and Hayden Travinski also homered for LSU.

Luke Holman (9-3) struck out seven in a six-inning start and Gavin Guidry added three strikeouts in two innings.

“Our guys were ready to play,” Johnson said. “Victory begins and ends on the mound.”

It was LSU's 13th run-rule game in its tournament history and its seventh double-digit shutout.

LSU (38-20), the No. 11 seed, moves to the winner's bracket for a game on Thursday. Third-seeded Kentucky (39-13) will play an elimination game on Thursday.

The Tigers have scored 20 runs in two games, allowing just seven hits and one run.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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