Another weekend, another sweep of a Southeastern Conference series for the LSU baseball team.
The No. 2-ranked Tigers finished off their third consecutive sweep of a league opponent when they beat Kentucky 11-4 on Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium.
LSU, which beat the Wildcats 11-1 on Friday and 9-1 on Saturday, did to them what it did to Missouri on the road a week earlier and did to Auburn at Alex Box the week before that.
The Tigers won their 12th straight to improve 30-2 and 11-1 in SEC play, matching the school-record league starts of the 1996 and 1991 teams.
LSU plays Southern in the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Zephyr Field. No. 9 Kentucky is 22-9 and 6-6.
JaCoby Jones homered and drove in four runs, Alex Bregman drove in three, and Mason Katz and Christian Ibarra drove in two each to lead the Tigers offense.
Jones, who was batting .188 entering the series, went 8 for 13 and drove in six runs during the weekend.
Leadoff hitter Sean McMullen went 1 for 2 with two walks and was hit by a pitch. He reached base 10 times in the series.
The Tigers outscored the Wildcats 31-6 and out-hit them 41-18 in the series. They scored nine or more runs in all three games of an SEC series for the first time since a 2008 series against Mississippi State.
Cody Glenn (5-1) bounced back from a poor start at Missouri to pitch six solid innings, allowing six hits and one run.
Kentucky took its only lead of the series when Max Kuhn singled home Zac Zellers in the first inning.
LSU responded immediately with five in the bottom half. McMullen led off with his third double in two games, Mark Laird sacrificed him to third and Laird reached when the throw from pitcher Corey Littrell (4-1) pulled A.J. Reed off of first base.
Bregman tripled to center to give the Tigers the lead and extend his hit streak to 20 games. Katz’s sacrifice fly brought home Bregman and raised Katz’s NCAA-leading runs batted in total to a career-high 54.
Ibarra doubled and Jones followed with his third homer of the season, a drive that landed beyond the bleachers in left field.
Jones’ RBI single increased the lead to 6-1 in the third, and Katz had an RBI single and Ibarra a two-run single in the fourth.
Nick Rumbelow relieved Glenn to start the seventh and surrendered Reed’s eighth homer of the season, with two on base, cut the lead to 9-4.
Joey Bourgeois relieved and got the final out in the seventh before putting two runners on with one out in the eighth. Chris Cotton came in and got a first-pitch double play, then pitched a perfect ninth.
Jones’ RBI double off the top of the wall in left made it 10-4 in the seventh and Bregman’s sacrifice fly in the eighth completed the scoring.