The No. 1 Oregon State Beavers and No. 4 LSU Tigers started the 2017 College World Series with wins during Saturday's action, and three more ranked teams began their journey in TD Ameritrade Park on Sunday.
The Tigers scored their first run Saturday night when Antoine Duplantis came around all the way from first on a third strike wild pitch, and they tied it in the eighth when the Seminoles committed three errors on the same play. The Beavers are led at the plate by sophomore infielder Nick Madrigal, who is batting.385 with 19 doubles, two triples, four homers and 37 RBI.
Tyler Holton (10-3, 7.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) suffered the loss.
For the first time since 2009, LSU has won its first game in the College World Series. But when it mattered most, LSU got the job done and made things happen with its speed and athleticism. "So we will play again Monday, and hopefully play a little better".
The Seminoles had solid success against LSU ace Alex Lange, knocking him out in the seventh inning after scoring four runs on seven hits and four walks.
When it comes to LSU baseball, what speaks loudest is The Intimidator, in big, bold, attractive colors which remind fans, players, alumni and coaches of an fantastic legacy created and built by Skip Bertman. Cole Freeman singled, while Duplantis, the next hitter, laced a single to right field that barely got past right fielder Steven Wells. They later would hold leads of 3-1 and 4-2, but each time, the Tigers (49-17) answered to cut the deficit to one run.
Omaha Police Captain Adam Kyle says one obvious addition is the placement of some 300 large concrete barriers around T.D. Ameritrade Park. LSU went on to beat Texas 2 games to 1 in the championship series.
Lange, the Chicago Cubs' first-round draft pick, had difficulty controlling his fastball, and the Seminoles had their leadoff man reach base in six of the first seven innings.
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FSU will look to bounce back Monday against Cal State Fullerton in an elimination game. He left after loading the bases with two outs and falling behind 2-0 to slugger KJ Harrison. But the Titans have enough offensive power to possible be the team to upset LSU should they both advance in the winners bracket. Florida State leads the overall series with LSU, 9-7, and the squads first met in 1955.
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"I have a lot of friends who are Florida State baseball fans this week because they are hoping his team can win a couple games and be clicking at the right time", Costello said. "And you just have to know as a coach it's hard to cover that in practice".
Take the Tigers' eighth-inning run for example. He tied the program record for career wins with 38, matching the total of Scott Schultz (1992-95).
"I thought we were pretty loose yesterday".
Poche also didn't think he'd be coming out of the game after striking out two straight. FSU had the momentum, but LSU immediately fought back in the first with some excitement of its own.
Henderson was a fixture up the middle for the Chico Nuts and later for Santa Barbara City College before transferring to Florida State.
The Tigers won their opening CWS game for the first time since 2009.