LSU Tiger’s fall into loser’s bracket in College World Series
Prior to last night, the LSU Tigers had won 17 games in a row. The team they were facing, Oregon State, came in having won 22 straight. Only one of those streaks lived to see another day of the College World Series.
Even though the Tigers came out on the losing end of a 13-1 defeat, they’re still guaranteed at least one more game in Omaha. But first, they’re going to have to get over what happened against the Beavers, starting with the loss of Eric Walker. Four pitches into the third inning, the freshman reportedly felt tightness in his right forearm and was removed from the game with LSU trailing just 1-0.
The Purple and Gold went on to tie a College World Series record by using eight pitchers in one game. The fourth guy out of the bullpen, Hunter Newman, served up a sixth-inning grand slam to KJ Harrison, essentially putting the game out of reach at 8-0.
Time for LSU to catch a bad case of amnesia with a rematch against Florida State looming large. LSU Shortstop Kramer Robertson said, “Just got to put it behind us now, there’s nothing we can do about it. Obviously, we didn’t play well in any part of the game. First time in a while that that’s happened, we’ve won 17 in a row. So, picked a bad time to play so poorly against the number one team in the country. But we’re not done yet, and we’ve got to regroup and put this behind us and get ready to go Wednesday night.”
Jared Poche will attempt to set an LSU school record for wins in a career in his start tomorrow. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.
This will be the second match-up in three games for the Tigers and Seminoles, who played to a 5-4 decision on Saturday with LSU coming out on top.
The Purple and Gold will need to win three games in four days to keep their championship hopes alive.