Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tigers give the ‘Horns a taste of their own medicine

The LSU Tigers became the first team to beat the top-seed Texas Longhorns after trailing in the 8th with a 7-6 11th inning victory in game one of the best-of-three College World Series. The Tiger trailed by two and were two outs away from going down in the series 0-1 when they took advantage of a little wildness on the bump getting a couple of walks, and scoring two in the ninth to tie, and one in the 11th for the win. All of this despite Texas dropping five solo home runs by far their most this season as the Horns were known for their version of “small ball”, as they are only the fifth team to record more than 100 sacrifice bunts in a season. In the end it was the Tigers version of ‘small ball’ that got it done as they manufactured a three-hit rally in the 11th with the winning run coming on a base hit and scoring the winning run from second. After some many comebacks in this years’ tournament to get to this point do they have any left in the tank? Even if they do, you can’t like their chances to take two straight from the number 3 team in the country even though Fresno State pull the trick last year. A 25 inning win was impressive on the way to show but now they need another 18. Let us know what you think of their chances or are the Tigers ready to get another major NC trophy on the mantle? Let us know here and in the College World Series Chat room. Also view the stat page here.

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