Photos: SEC Tournament champs _lowres

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU pitcher Aaron Nola gets to hold the SEC Tournament Trophy with Paul Mainieri after LSU's 2-0 win over Florida to win the SEC Tournment in the Championship Game Sunday in the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, AL.

LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri has received assurances from 11 of his 12-member freshman signing class that they’ll play for LSU and not sign pro contracts. That means the Tigers will reel in a group that Mainieri says might be the best he’s ever signed in eight years at LSU. Mainieri sat down with The Advocate earlier this week to discuss the signing class, among other topics. You can read the full Q&A with the coach in The Advocate on Saturday (Part I) and Sunday (Part II).