LSU defeated Auburn 9-4 in a SEC baseball game at Alex Box.

Raph Rhymes hit a three-run home run in the first to give LSU (20-2, 3-1) a 3-0 lead. Mason Katz followed with a two-run home run in the third to make the score 5-2.

Freshman Alex Bregman had his fourth three-hit game of the season.

LSU starter Aaron Nola allowed two runs on nine hits and had nine strikeouts and one walk through 6 2/3 innings.

Auburn (15-7, 0-4) has yet to win a SEC baseball game this season.