College World Series

LSU Beats CS Fullerton 5-3 in Elimination Game

by Jordan McGuire on June 17, 2015

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Thankfully baseball isn’t played for only one inning. LSU freshman Alex Lange was roughed up in the first inning of play allowing three early runs to the Titans from Cal State Fullerton. After the first inning, Lange settled in and dominated in a complete game that favored the Tigers 5-3.

Lange (12-0) remained perfect on the year as he struck out ten and allowed six hits. Of the Titans’ six hits, four were accomplished in the first inning. Alex Lange showed his true colors and deemed himself worthy of collegiate baseball’s National Freshman of the Year as he allowed no runs in the remaining¬†eight innings.

The Bayou Bengals were held scoreless until the top of the third inning where they strung together six hits (all singles) and scored four runs. The Tigers forced Fullerton to pull their starter and then fired off three consecutive singles to push the lead to 4-3. That score would remain until the seventh where LSU would tack on another run and would ultimately win 5-3.

Second overall pick and All-American shortstop Alex Bregman had four hits to lead the Tigers, Mark Laird had three and Kade Scivicque had two. The Tigers put an end to the perennial powerhouse Cal State Fullerton’s season. LSU will have their rubber match against TCU on Thursday.

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LSU Will Face Off With TCU in the College World Series

by Jordan McGuire on June 9, 2015

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For the seventeenth time in school history, the LSU Tiger baseball team will partake in the College World Series. The Bayou Bengals will go toe to toe with TCU. The game will take place at 2pm Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

Coach Paul Mainieri has coached his Tigers to a 53-10 record and has yet to drop a game in postseason play. The No. 1 ranked Tigers swept a very good Louisiana-Lafayette team over the weekend. In the Baton Rouge Super Regional, LSU beat ULL 4-3 on Saturday then a 6-3 win over the Ragin’ Cajuns on Sunday.

The TCU Horned Frogs won the Big 12 Conference regular season championship with an impressive 49-13 record. They fended off the Texas A&M Aggies Monday night in a 16-inning contest, finally winning 5-4.

The LSU Tigers are currently 6-1 all time against the Horned Frogs from TCU. TCU is making back-to-back trips to Omaha and this marks the second trip in three years for the Tigers.

Noteworthy: This year’s field is made up of 50% SEC teams. The SEC is once again unquestionably the greatest conference in the NCAA.

Also Noteworthy: Shortstop for the LSU Tigers, Alex Bregman, was selected 2nd overall by the Houston Astros in the MLB Draft Monday Night. Get ready to see him continue his tremendous success in America’s game.

Below is a list of the weekend slate at TD Ameritrade Park:

Saturday

Game 1 | Arkansas (40-23) vs. Virginia (37-22), 2 p.m.

Game 2 | Florida (46-19) vs. Miami (49-15), 7 p.m.

Sunday

Game 3 | TCU (49-12) vs. LSU (53-10), 2 p.m.

Game 4 | Cal State Fullerton (39-23) vs. Vanderbilt (47-19), 7 p.m.

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LSU and Louisiana-Lafayette’s Super Regional Matchup

by Jordan McGuire on June 8, 2015

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LSU, the No. 2 team in the land hosts a formidable foe in fellow statesman Louisiana-Lafayette. They’ll go head to head in a Super Regional matchup 7pm Saturday night in Alex Box Stadium. The series will be a best-of-three contest and will be featured on ESPN2 Saturday night.

LSU defeated Lehigh once and UNC Wilmington twice to advance to this coveted Super Regional. Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Houston once and Rice twice to advance to the Super Regional in Baton Rouge. The Ragin’ Cajuns had a colossal feat to accomplish as they faced off against two top twenty teams. Houston came in at No. 13 in the country and Rice was ranked No. 19.

Following their bout on Saturday night, the two will go head-to-head Sunday at either 5pm on ESPNU or 6pm on ESPN2. If necessary, a third game will be played on Monday.

The winner of this all-Louisiana Super Regional will have a chance at the National Crown awaiting them in Omaha, Nebraska. The College World Series will take place June 13-24.

LSU comes into the Super Regional with an astounding record of 51-10 while Louisiana-Lafayette bolsters a record of 42-21.

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