Photos: SEC Champs

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU catcher Ty Ross, center, celebrates with closer Chris Cotton in the aftermath of a dog pile after LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC tournament championship game in Hoover, Ala., on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU center fielder Andrew Stevenson takes off after a hit during LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala. on Sunday, May 26. Stevenson had two hits in the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU right fielder Jared Foster, left, celebrates with short stop Alex Bregman after scoring during LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala. on Sunday, May 26. Foster had two hits and scored twice in the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU starting pitcher Brent Bonvillain delivers a pitch during LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala. on Sunday, May 26. Photo taken on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Vanderbilt second baseman Tony Kemp tags out LSU left fielder Raph Rhymes at second base after LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala. on Sunday.

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  • Advocate file photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU third baseman Christian Ibarra scores during LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in last year's SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU short stop Alex Bregman makes a double play during LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala. on Sunday, May 26. Photo taken on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- The LSU dugout dons their rally caps during LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala. on Sunday, May 26. Photo taken on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU reliever Nick Rumbelow throws to the plate during LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU right fielder Jared Foster is hit by the ball during LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala. on Sunday, May 26. Photo taken on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU first baseman Mason Katz attempts to pick off Vanderbilt third baseman Xavier Turner during LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU catcher Ty Ross, right, has a word with reliever Nate Fury during LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri grimaces after first baseman Mason Katz struck out during LSU's 5-4, 11-inning win over Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game Sunday in Hoover, Ala.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU pinch hitter Chris Sciambra motions to the dugout after hitting the game-winning RBI single during LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Vanderbilt's Zander Wiel sits on home plate after being tagged out by LSU catcher Ty Ross during LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU's Chris Chinea shakes hands with Vanderbilt's Mike Yastrzernski after LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala. Texas A&M Athletic Director Eric Hyman, a member of the NCAA baseball selection committee, said it was like 'splitting hairs' when trying to determine the top seeds. Vanderbilt is the No. 2 national seed, LSU No. 4.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU closer Chris Cotton was honored as the SEC tournament's MVP.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Kim Schexnaydre, of Destrehan, high-fives pitcher Joey Bourgeois as he carries the SEC tournament bracket after LSU's 5-4 victory against Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game at Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala.

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