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Softball Picked Sixth in SEC Preseason Poll

Chelsey Chamberlain
Chelsey Chamberlain
Asst. Communications Director

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The 2019 SEC Softball Preseason Coaches’ Poll was released Wednesday morning, and the league’s coaches have predicted the LSU softball team to finish sixth in the conference.

The Tigers are coming off a 45-17 overall mark and 13-10 SEC record in 2018. They return 13 letterwinners from last year’s squad and add 10 newcomers, including transfer Amanda Sanchez from Missouri.

Florida, the four-time defending SEC regular-season champion, has been selected as the preseason favorite for the 2019 season. Florida received 10 first-places votes, with two going to Georgia who was picked to finish second. Tennessee was picked to finish third and South Carolina and Arkansas round out the Top 5.

The Tigers are gearing up for the 2019 season as they are in their second full week of practice. LSU opens the 2019 regular season at Tiger Park on February 7, hosting Tulsa to kick off the before the Tiger Classic February 7-10.

For all of the latest news and information on Tiger softball, visit www.lsusports.net/softball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball along with @lsusoftball and @BethTorina on Twitter and @lsusoftball on Instagram.

2019 SEC Softball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
(First-Place Votes in Parentheses)

Place, School, Points
1. Florida (10), 142
2. Georgia (2), 130
3. Tennessee, 108
4. South Carolina, 105
5. Arkansas, 97
6. LSU, 85
7. Kentucky (1), 81
8. Alabama, 80
9. Auburn, 69
10. Mississippi State, 40
11. Texas A&M, 32
12. Ole Miss, 30
13. Missouri, 15

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