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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU infielder Mason Katz (8) signs a baseball for Andrew Lopez, 11, from New Orleans, prior to LSU practice at Bellevue East High School at the College World Series in Omaha.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU outfielder Mark Laird bunts the ball during practice at Bellevue East High School in Bellevue, Neb., on Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU infielder JaCoby Jones (23) does stretching exercises prior to LSU practice at Bellevue East High School at the College World Series in Omaha. LSU infielder Alex Bregman (30), to the right of Jones, is in step with him.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri, left, chats with LSU infielder JaCoby Jones during stretching exercises before Saturday's practice at Bellevue East High School in Omaha, Neb. Jones practiced with the Tigers but was expected to be limited, coach Paul Mainieri said.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Paul Mainieri, center, talks to his player prior to LSU practice at Bellevue East High School at the College World Series in Omaha.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Paul Mainieri, left, signs baseballs for young fans prior to LSU practice at Bellevue East High School at the College World Series in Omaha.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU coach Paul Mainieri, center, talks to the media prior to LSU practice at Bellevue East High School at the College World Series in Omaha.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU Pitching Coach Alan Dunn, left, hits infield to the pitchers including LSU pitcher Nick Rumbelow (38) as LSU pitcher Aaron Nola (10), right, waits to take the throw during LSU practice at Bellevue East High School at the College World Series in Omaha.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU infielder Mason Katz (8) is greeted by his former Jesuit High School coach Sam Dozier, left, prior to LSU practice at Bellevue East High School at the College World Series in Omaha. Dozier said he finally made his first trip to Omaha because of Katz.

  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU pitching coach Alan Dunn, center, talks to catcher Ty Ross, left, and starting pitching Aaron Nola during the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional game between LSU and Sam Houston State in Alex Box Stadium on Saturday, June, 1. Photo taken on Saturday, June 1, 2013. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/CATHERINE THRELKELD /