BATON ROUGE – No. 1 LSU proved its ranking for the second consecutive night as it overpowered No. 2 Texas A&M, 9-6, in front of more than 10,000 at Alex Box Stadium Friday night.After trailing 1-0 in the first inning, 3-2 after four and 5-2 through six innings, the Tigers scored four in the seventh and three in the eighth to overwhelm the Aggies. The Tigers (37-6) just kept coming to remain in first place in the overall Southeastern Conference standings at 14-5.The Aggies (36-7) dropped to 12-7 in the SEC. Winners of seven straight, LSU will go for a sweep at 1 p.m. Saturday on ESPN. LSU beat A&M, 4-3, in the series opener on Thursday night.“Another tremendous game,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri said. “A jam-packed stadium. Two teams really just giving each other their best shot.”LSU scored four runs in the seventh to take a 6-5 lead. LSU star junior shortstop Alex Bregman provided the huge blow in the game’s signature moment with LSU trailing 5-4 in the inning. He fouled off four consecutive pitches, including three on a full count, against closer Mark Ecker, who had just entered with a 0.93 ERA and a .169 batting average allowed with eight saves. Then Bregman scorched one down the third base line for a double that scored Jared Foster from second and Chris Sciambra from first to put the Tigers ahead.“You can watch baseball for 100 years and maybe not see a better battle between a great hitter and a great pitcher than that one,” Mainieri said. “Fortunately, Alex got the best of it. It was awesome, and one of the best at-bats I’ve seen.”Bregman, named to the Brooks Wallace watch list Friday for the nation’s best shortstop award, enjoyed every bit of the 10-pitch at-bat.“The environment here is second to none,” he said. “There’s nothing like it.”With LSU down 5-2 entering the seventh, Chris Chinea and Jake Fraley had each singled to start the rally off starter Ryan Hendrix. Foster’s single cut A&M’s lead to 5-3. With Fraley at third, Sciambra safety squeeze bunted one just in front of the plate. Catcher Michael Barash had a play on Fraley rushing in, but he fumbled the ball. Fraley scored on what was ruled a bunt single to cut the Aggies’ lead to 5-4. After Mark Laird flew out to center for the first out, Ecker relieved Hendrix with Bregman coming up.Hendrix (3-1) took the loss after allowing 10 hits and six earned runs. LSU had 14 hits in all.LSU scored three more in the eighth for a 9-5 lead as Andrew Stevenson singled, Chinea doubled him in, Fraley tripled Chinea in, and Fraley scored on Jared Foster’s RBI ground out to shortstop. LSU scored seven runs in all in the seventh and eighth innings.“The way we battle, the way we fight, we’ve got a chance to accomplish every goal we have,” Bregman said. “We kept fighting.”So did Texas A&M as it pushed across a run in the top of the ninth and had a rally going, but LSU ended the game on a 4-6-3 double play.The Aggies extended a 3-2 lead to 5-2 in the sixth off LSU 7-0 ace Alex Lange. Ryne Birk singled and J.B. Moss walked. After a sacrifice bunt by Barash, Lange intentionally walked Blake Allemand to load the bases. Then Nick Banks, batting .403 entering the game and leading the SEC in hitting, singled up the middle to score both runs and chase Lange.Russell Reynolds relieved Lange and immediately ended things, striking out Mitchell Nau looking and getting Logan Taylor on a tapper back to the mound. Reynolds (4-0) picked up the victory with an inning and two-thirds of work. He struck out two with no walks and allowed two hits.In five and one-third innings, Lange had his worst outing of the season as he allowed four earned runs – his most since allowing four in five innings in a win over Boston College on Feb. 20 – along with tying his season high for hits allowed with eight. He also walked a season-high five for the third time in his last four outings around seven strikeouts. The Aggies took a 1-0 lead in the first when Allemand singled to lead off and scored on Taylor’s RBI single. Lange struck out four in the first two innings and appeared dominant.LSU tied it 1-1 in the first after two outs when Bregman singled off Hendrix, stole second and scored on Conner Hale’s RBI single. The Tigers took a 2-1 lead in the second as Stevenson led off with a single, reached second on wild pitch and scored on Fraley’s RBI single.The Aggies tied it 2-2 in the third off Lange after two outs. Taylor doubled, Hunter Melton walked and Ronnie Gideon singled in Taylor.Lange helped Texas A&M along in the fourth as he threw way over first baseman Chinea’s head after fielding Moss’ tapper. Moss reached second on the error, then got to third on Lange’s wild pitch. Alleman’s double to right scored Moss for a 3-2 lead before Alleman was thrown out trying for a triple.