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Jones pitched in relief on Sunday

Sunday's game three win over Auburn gave LSU their first sweep of the season. Not to be overlooked was head coach Paul Mainieri's decision to play Chad Jones in the eighth inning of a three-run conference game, not in right field, but on the mound.

Up to last Wednesday, Chad Jones had not thrown a bullpen session since his senior year of high school. Two years removed from the mound, he found himself on the hill for LSU in the top of the eighth with a 7-4 lead. With men on first and second and no outs, Jones faced three consecutive Auburn left-handers, ironically also the middle of the Tiger order. “You roll the dice and see if it works...

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