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LSU beats Florida 5-3 in 14-inning SEC tourney marathon

LSU beats Florida 5-3 in 14-inning SEC tourney marathon

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Jordan Romero knocked home the go-ahead run with a pinch-hit single in the 14th inning and LSU beat Florida 5-3 in a Southeastern Conference tournament marathon that ended early Thursday morning.

The game lasted just over 5 hours, making it the longest game in SEC tournament history in terms of time.
LSU (41-17) next plays Mississippi State (41-14-1), which beat Alabama 4-1 on Wednesday. Florida (44-12) faces Alabama (32-25) in an elimination game.

Romero's single to right scored Chris Reid to give LSU a 4-3 lead. Cole Freeman followed with a bloop hit that brought home Brennan Breaux.

Florida loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the 11th, but Jesse Stallings (3-0) got out of the jam when Nelson Maldonado popped up and Deacon Liput lined into an unassisted double play.

Liput had forced extra innings when he singled home Buddy Reed with two outs in the ninth.

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