LSU coach Paul Mainieri racked up his 1200th career win last night in his career as his LSU Tigers baseball team defeated the McNeese Cowboys at Alex Box Stadium.

Mainieri, who has a career record of 1,200-633-8 in 32 seasons as a college head coach, is one of only nine active NCAA Division I head coaches to reach the 1,200-win mark.


“It’s always nice to reach a milestone like 1,200 wins, but I didn’t win the games, all of the great players I’ve had the pleasure of coaching won the games,” Mainieri said. “I’ve worked with so many tremendous players and coaches over the past 32 years, and it’s a tribute to them as well.


“I was just happy to get a win tonight, because it’s been a while since we’ve won a game. “I thought we played a good all-around ball game tonight that will hopefully give us some momentum heading into the Mississippi State series.”


The tenth-ranked LSU Tigers had 10 hits and two HR’s to come from behind and defeat the Cowboys 10-3.

LSU who is 21-8-1 on the season returns to action this weekend when they take on Mississippi State Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at Alex Box Stadium.