"We have an awful long way to go, and it's going to be an interesting month," Mainieri said after Sunday's workout. "I wasn't entirely satisfied with what I saw today, but we are a work in progress. I would expect by the middle of next week we'll be playing smarter baseball."
Mainieri said several pitchers
performed well during Sunday's scrimmage, including newcomers Charlie Furbush
and Jared Bradford. Furbush, a junior left-hander, transferred to LSU from
"I thought Furbush really
established a presence on the mound," Mainieri said, "and
Mainieri also cited the play of infielders Michael Hollander and Buzzy Haydel, and catcher J.T. Wise, a Freshman All-SEC selection last season as a second baseman.
"Michael Hollander was all over the field at shortstop," Mainieri said, "and I thought Buzzy Haydel made great strides today. Buzzy is a guy I've challenged to get better, and he's responded in a positive way.
"J.T. Wise was very active behind the plate, and he handled our pitchers well."
The fall practice period continues through November 1. LSU's next scrimmage is set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Alex Box Stadium. All fall practices and scrimmages are open to the public.
LSU opens the 2007 season on
Friday, Feb. 9 versus Saint Mary's (