LSU is 8-2 in one-run SEC games this season.
Kentucky (33-6, 11-5) dropped a SEC series-opener for the third time this season and is 4-4 in its last eight games.
Florida 3, Georgia 2: The teams went to the 16th inning tied at 2 just before 11 p.m. and the Gators (30-8, 10-6) won on dropped third strike that the Gaorgia catcher threw over the first baseman’s head.
South Carolina 12, Auburn 5: Pitcher Michael Roth (4-0) was backed by a 13-hit assault as the Gamecocks (28-11, 9-7) won for the sixth time in their last eight games.
Eight of the winning team’s hits came from four freshman position players.
Alabama 6, Vanderbilt 4: Jared Reaves and Brett Booth each hit home runs to back freshman starter Spencer Turnbull (2-3), who was making his first Friday start.