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LSU Meets Oregon State Monday Night in Omaha

19 June 2017

In the LSU baseball team's 5-4 comeback victory over Florida State Saturday night, the Tigers plated two runners from first in equally freaky circumstances.

One batter later, the Tigers took a 5-4 lead on an RBI single.

The Seminoles grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Busby belted a two-run homer, his 15th dinger of the year.

And so Florida State and LSU met for an opening night date in Omaha for one of the most highly anticipated games of the tournament, what with LSU throwing and pitching lights-out baseball and FSU answering with lights-out throwing and pitching of its own. Following three Florida State errors on the play, Freeman scored and Duplantis ended up at third base. Robertson is hitting.378 (37-for-98) during LSU's current 21-2 run in the past 23 games with six doubles, two triples, four homers, 19 RBI and 36 runs.

LSU Meets Oregon State Monday Night in Omaha
LSU Meets Oregon State Monday Night in Omaha

Try to find two weirder runs than ones the LSU baseball team scored Saturday night. 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.

"We're in Omaha, baby", Martin said.

U of L will start play in the College World Series on Sunday at two o'clock against Texas A&M.

Lange, who struck out eight, walked four and allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings, gave way to usual LSU starting pitcher Jared Poche after a hit-by-pitch to begin the seventh inning.

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On Monday, Oregon State will start sophomore right-hander Bryce Fehmel, who, at 5-2 this season, holds half of the Beavers' losses.

Poche' was not able to finish the game, turning it over to freshman Zack Hess with two outs. Watching teams battle for national championships is great but the atmosphere surrounding them takes the games to another level. "You get to Omaha, the park plays big, and generally, the way to manufacture some runs is to have some speed on the bases". "We will have an Olympic style introduction of the teams and the puncuation at the end is a fireworks display".

LSU coach Paul Mainieri had purple beads hanging from his neck, an Omaha ballcap resting his head and a supersized grin on his face as he proudly addressed reporters following a marathon super regional title game victory in the early hours of Monday morning.

Florida State is hitting.272 as a team with 72 home runs, and the Seminoles lead the nation in walks with 380. Holton got ahead of Deichmann 0-and-2 and got him to chase a pitch away with a check swing, but the ball eluded Raleigh and rolled all the way back to the backstop near the Florida State dugout.

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In the past 17 games, the Tigers outscored opponents 141-49 and claimed, as Mainieri and players like to tout, the first five championships of the season: the Southeastern Conference Western Division, the SEC regular season, the SEC tournament, the NCAA regional tournament and the NCAA super regional, all without faltering once.

The Florida State baseball team has seen this movie before. "I don't really know".

Poche, who has 36 career wins as a starter, doesn't mind that his 38th overall win that tied the school career record came out of the bullpen. (Zack Hess) came in there last night ... and he was 94, 95 (mph fastball) with an 85 miles per hour slider.

Lange posted a 9-5 record and 2.92 ERA while striking out 134 in 111 innings for the Tigers this season.

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LSU Meets Oregon State Monday Night in Omaha