LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals

  • LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals

LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals

Fourth-seeded LSU, which shared the SEC regular-season title with the Gators, advanced with a 6-1 win over No. 1 Oregon State on Saturday. On Monday, in Game 1 of the three-game series against LSU, Florida (50-19) will look to sophomore Brady Singer to do the same.

OSU's (56-6) historic season is over.

If LSU defeats Oregon State on Friday, the two teams will play again on Saturday with a berth in the CWS Finals on the line. Should there be a third game, Mainieri said the Tigers will start ace righthander Alex Lange on four day's rest. He finished the game 2-for-3 with a game-high four RBIs. "They don't understand our mentality, but we're here now". "To have it come to an end is just too bad".

The Gators will likely start sophomore right-hander Brady Singer (8-5, 3.18 ERA) on Monday, while LSU will nearly certainly send Jared Poche' (12-3, 3.33) to the mound.

LSU made it 5-0 in the bottom half of the fourth inning, when the switch-hitting Papierski, who homered from the left side of the plate in the second inning, crushed a solo home run, his second of the afternoon, and his 11th of the season, this one from the right side, as the Tigers basically put the game out of reach.

The Tigers (52-18) won their third straight elimination game, including back-to-back victories over Oregon State. That's pretty special, but what makes it even more special is the fact Papierski hit his bombs from both sides of the plate. Oregon State will go with right-hander Drew Rasmussen, drafted No. 31 overall by Tampa Bay after he returned from an elbow injury in late April. TCU defeated Texas A&M 4-1, Louisville 4-3, and Florida 9-2.

The missed call on Steven Kwan's fly ball on Friday will most likely be one that Pat Casey and the Beavers will never forget. "And they deserve to be in the championship, and best of luck to them".

Nelson Maldonado is hitting.303 with six home runs and 32 runs batted in for the Gators, while teammate Christian Hicks is slugging.406 and has driven in 27 runs. And up until Game 12, where Florida allowed nine runs, their pitching staff has been lights out.

Gilbert (7-1) was making his fifth start of the season.

Gilbert was almost unhittable in the longest start of his career. Brett Laxton shut out Wichita State in the 1993 championship game.Zack Hess got the final five outs.

Coming into Saturday's do-or-die College World Series matchup against LSU, Oregon State had only trailed by three or more runs in a game only four times all season.

"I know there will be a time when they get to sit back and reflect and realize what they accomplished", he said. "We couldn't get the lead-off man on". Got a lot of ground balls, and that's about it. Fehmel got knocked out of the game Saturday with one out in the third and down 4-0.

Before he was an National Basketball Association champion, a nine-time All-Star and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Payton was an Oregon State Beaver.

"I'm up for the challenge", Byrne said. "We've only got two hits".

"We kind of took it personal", says shortstop Kramer Robertson, who went 3-for-3 Saturday. He became the first player in World Series history to hit two home runs in the same game at TD Ameritrade, which opened in 2011. Greg Deichmann doubled, then singles by Zach Watson and Josh Smith brought in a run. "I put a good swing on a couple of fastballs today, and the wind helped out a little bit". This year, Faedo was the only UF player taken in the first five rounds.

Papierski was far from done adding numbers to the scoreboard as he launched a solo home run into left to give LSU a 5-0 lead.