The Tigers didn’t hold a lead until the seventh inning, but outlasted the Bulldogs in a back-and-forth contest in front of a rowdy crowd in Hoover.
This was LSU’s eighth comeback win this season when trailing by three or more runs.
Antoine Duplantis tied his season-high with three hits, scoring twice and driving in two runs.
LSU (33-24) won its sixth straight SEC tournament opener, matching the longest streak in tournament history.
LSU advances to the double-elimination portion of the tournament and faces top-seeded Florida(41-15) on Wednesday. The game airs at approximately 5:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network.
Texas A&M and Auburn also won first-day games.
Note: UF senior catcher JJ Schwarz suffered a hand injury after being hit by a foul tip last Friday at Mississippi State. He will miss the league tourney. Freshman Tommy Mace (3-0, 4.93 ERA) will start on the mound for the Gators.