In the top of the first, FSU’s Dylan Busby got things started with a two-run slam into left center where Fullerton’s Timmy Richards had previously bashed a three-run homer of his own in the afternoon game.
The Seminoles were 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position.Florida State committed the only three errors in the game – all on one play in the eighth.There were five doubles plays in the game – three by LSU and two by the Seminoles.Tigers pitchers struck out 11 batters.
Starter Tyler Holton took the loss, giving up five runs (three earned) in 71/3 innings. Now one hot team plays another Monday night when the Tigers run into a 55-win Oregon State team that also had to rally Saturday.
As unusual as the tying run was, it could not top Louisiana State’s tally in the bottom of the first. You try to get him to chase, sorry. “I think the thing to keep in mind and remember is just getting to this point is a success”.
Like the Beavers, LSU is such a good team, you always expect them to be in the game, and in a way you expect them to find a way to come back and win.
I’ve got back and forth on this one several times, and I’ve arrived at the conclusion that the Beavers and Tigers are two very equally matched teams. And gutsy, out of the box decision victor to Mainieri, whose team got a win even though its starter and ace Lange did not throw well as he walked four and allowed seven hits and four earned runs. “And yet somehow we still found a way to win, which is really encouraging for us”. The throw to Raleigh was on target, but the sophomore catcher dropped the ball. After Kramer Robertson flied out to the rightfielder, Jordan was forced at second base on Cole Freeman’s ground ball to the second baseman. Antoine Duplantis then singled to right field.
Walker started the games where LSU won the SEC West, the conference tournament and the regional championship, but missed his turn in the super regional when LSU swept Mississippi State in two games.
LSU freshman Eric Walker is good to go for the Tigers’ second game Monday in the College World Series.
“I think just with how this whole season’s gone for us, we know that we’re in just about any game”, Anderson said.
After a dramatic win in game one of the CWS, OSU now turns their attention to the LSU Tigers.
“I’ve seen some things that are insane, but I never saw a guy score from first base on a strikeout”, Martin said.
Poche’ came on and allowed two singles, then turned the game over to Hess with two outs in the ninth. And you just have to know as a coach that it’s hard to cover that in practice. That was kind of a weird play.
Mainieri’s best World Series pitching decision, though, may have come earlier when he chose to replace Poche as the No. 2 starter with Walker. That matches Scott Schultz for the most in LSU history, a record that has stood for 22 years. However, relief pitcher Sam Bordner rescued McKay after an RBI double from Blake Kopetsky and RBI single from Walker Pennington during the sixth inning and preserved a 5-4 lead. His dad rick had one suggestion for his son while learning under the like of Alex Lange and Jared Poche.
Everyone says LSU fans don’t travel, they take over! “If you’re just going to have a bunch of home run hitters that can’t hit it out of that huge ballpark, then your chances of succeeding there are going to be less”.