LSU hitting woes, injuries and Alex Bregman _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LSU's Jared Poché is the starting pitcher against Southern on Wednesday in Alex Box Stadium.

Enough with this small ball stuff. LSU coach Paul Mainieri plans to let his players swing away. Before the Tigers left for three-game series at Florida on Thursday afternoon, they spoke to reporters. The primary topic of discussion:the team’s hitting skid.