Worldwide

LSU beats Oregon State to reach College World Series finals

LSU beats Oregon State to reach College World Series finals”

LSU has played in the championship series once before - a 2-1 series win over Texas for the 2009 CWS national title - and have a ideal 6-0 record in all CWS championship games.

LSU's 6-1 victory over the Beavers gives them a lot of momentum headed into the championship series, where the Tigers have never left empty-handed.

"To lose four games the entire season, and we beat them two days in a row, it's hard to predict those things to happen, but that's why you have to play the games", Tigers coach Paul Mainieri said.

LSU will be trying to win its seventh national championship, breaking a tie for second place with Texas. "Our kids embraced the challenge".

Up Saturday are LSU-Oregon State (3 p.m. ET, ESPN), followed by TCU-Florida (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), with the winners to play Monday night in the first game of the championship series.

The Beavers also didn't get great starting pitching performances in the final two games against LSU.

With Gilbert dominant on the mound, LSU would not need too many runs.

Fehmel got two quick outs against Greg Deichmann and Zach Watson - fire starters the last two games - and seemed poised to get back to the dugout quickly when he jumped in front of Josh Smith 1-and-2.

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

Gilbert more than proved to be up to the task, however. He allowed only one run on two hits over 7 1/3 innings while striking out seven Beavers.

"It's a surreal feeling to be able to pitch your team when their back's against the wall in an elimination game into the College World Series final", Gilbert said.

"Their pitchers came right after us, and we were behind in counts and taking some defensive swings for most of the game", Gretler said.

Gilbert was almost unhittable in the longest start of his career. He struck out seven and walked only one.

Gilbert attacked hitters with a low-90s fastball and worked in his sharp slider. Collins, who was working third, made the original call.

Gilbert took control of the game early on, setting the top of Oregon State's lineup in order with a pair of strikeouts in the first inning. He'd give another example and say, 'It's just one game.'. After the LSU Tigers had been previously dismantled by them, the SEC power came back and beat them to force another game on Saturday.

He would add another homer, this one a solo shot, to pad the lead in the fourth. The Tigers hit three home runs Saturday and allowed just three hits - that's a winning formula. 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.

Now a ninth-round Major League Baseball drafted junior playing what likely will be his final games for LSU at the College World Series, Papierski showed his ability to hit from both sides of the plate while on the biggest stage in the game.

"I knew going into this game and watching the Alex [Lange] game [yesterday] I had to get a first pitch out or the first out of the inning", Gilbert said postgame.

Having been staked to an early lead, Gilbert made sure it stood up. Brett Laxton shut out Wichita State in the 1993 championship game.Zack Hess got the final five outs.

But Mainieri said it was important to remember that LSU didn't let Oregon State win and Oregon State didn't beat itself. But Mainieri said the Tigers always believed they could knock off the Beavers.



Like this

Latest


26 September 2017
Explore Fort Tilden State Park: An Abandoned New York City
As you approach the boat graveyard, as its name is, there are about more than 100 extinct vessels that rest in the relative peace. But in the recent years, it had gone from an obscure stretch to a favorite destination among the beachgoers and lovers as well.

15 September 2017
ShangriLa is online casino with guarantee of won money pay outs
Shangri La proposes games for any taste A large selection of slot games allows anyone to choose a game for any discerning taste. This is the best place to spend your free time with pleasure, stress relief, relax and forget about the daily problems.

26 June 2017
Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies mistreating U.S. student
But later in the day, they said the family objected to an autopsy being performed on his body, so just an external exam was done. But the state-run Korean Central News Agency said Friday said that Warmbier was treated in accordance with domestic law.

26 June 2017
Malan leads England to series win over South Africa
Chris Jordan took 3-31 and Tom Curran - in only his second game - 2-22 to restrict the Proteas in their chase. He whacked 6ft 6ins Morne Morkel for a straight six as easily as he lapped leg-spinner Imran Tahir for four.

26 June 2017
Top Republican to press for $705 billion defense budget
The analysis of the bill might not end up being relevant to the final bill that passes the Senate . I don't know that they would come down but they wouldn't go up as fast.

26 June 2017
Theresa May, weakened after elections, remains as Britain's prime minister
Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the early results showed May had lost her mandate and called for her to resign . With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats and Labour 261, with smaller parties taking the rest.

26 June 2017
Rachel Bilson says she's open to a revival of The OC
Series producer Josh Schwartz also appears to have his hands full as he develops a remake of 80's cult classic "Dynasty". Of Summer's life as a 30-something-year-old, Rachel is "sure" that her character would be a mom on the reunion.

26 June 2017
Martha crowned 2017 'World's Ugliest Dog' at Sonoma-Marin Fair
From Donald Trump hairdos and tongues that simply wouldn't stay in place they're all being celebrated for their "ruff" appearance. She constantly plopped down on her side on the stage, her droopy face spread out when she was supposed to be showing off.

26 June 2017
Faf du Plessis Takes Responsibility of South Africa Loss
The series gets underway on June 21 at the Ageas Bowl, with further games at Taunton on June 23 and Cardiff on June 25. We look at the key statistics behind Team India's crucial Champions Trophy encounter against the Proteas.

23 June 2017
Marvel Looks To Shake Its Poor Gaming Reputation
The games are well designed with attractive graphics and extensive content, but neither is viewed as a flawless experience. These games tend to be actually well done for what they are, and in a way they’ve been the pride of Marvel gaming.



Recommended