Despite leading for almost the entire game, the Florida State baseball team surrendered two runs in the eighth inning and fell to LSU, 5-4, in Saturday's opening round of the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
It hurt LSU when Dylan Busby followed with a two-run homer, his 15th of the season. A loss, however, would leave LSU needing three wins in four days starting Wednesday with an elimination game against either Florida State or Cal State Fullerton.
Antoine Duplantis: He is hitting.326 on the season, and is the team leader in batting average for those players who qualify. Duplantis was stealing in the bottom of the first inning and kept going on a Tyler Holton wild pitch - and raced around and across as Holton wasn't covering after catcher Cal Raleigh finally located the ball.
LSU advanced to the winners' bracket game against Oregon State after the Tigers defeated Florida State, 5-4, on Saturday night.
You just don't know what's going to happen.
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Rickie Fowler , sharing a house with Thomas this week, was being left behind until he ran off three straight birdies and shot 68. Fleetwood began the day in a tie for second and made an encouraging start with a birdie from eight feet on the second.
The Tigers reduced the margin to 3-2 in the bottom of the third when Freeman reached on a fielder's choice, stole second base and scored on Duplantis' two-out single.
Poche', the Tigers' No. 2 starter most of the season, came on for his first relief appearance of the season with the Tigers trailing 4-3. It promises to be an exciting series with eight of college baseball's biggest powerhouses battling it out over the next two weeks in TD Ameritrade Park for the national championship. Poche has not thrown more than six innings in his last four starts and gave up nine earned runs and 17 hits over that span.
"With these team that we got, nobody ever panics", shortstop Cadyn Grenier said Sunday after the Beavers held a brief practice in preparation for Monday's game against LSU.
FSU lead-off hitter Taylor Walls - one of the nation's leaders in walks with 65 at the time and two on the night - was due up. LSU is a good bunting team and a good hit-and-run team. able to advance runners and get them home. Florida State leads the overall series with LSU, 9-7, and the squads first met in 1955.
"I didn't think we played that great", he continued.
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Stellar defensive plays by Adley Rutschman and Steven Kwan lit the first spark. He was running on an 0-2 pitch when Deichmann struck out on a check swing on a pitch in the dirt. "I don't really know".
"At the end of the day we took advantage of a couple of missed plays by them, and it was a little bit of a freakish game", Mainieri said.
The difference between winning and losing in Omaha is incredibly small, and that's why having a lineup like LSU's is so vital and game-changing.
Jared Poche (11-3) came out of the bullpen to get the win, his 38th career victory at LSU to tie him with Scott Schultz for most wins all-time in school history.
The star studded pitching staff at LSU is one that a young pitcher like Matthew can look up to prepare him for the potential the role he may have in the years to come. The Tigers knocked in two balls to pull ahead of Florida State despite that, so they are in business or whatever. FSU had the momentum, but LSU immediately fought back in the first with some excitement of its own.
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Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , is a passenger in the vehicle , along with her then-4-year-old daughter. There was also video of the shooting captured from a camera mounted on the dashboard in Yanez's squad auto .
The Tigers won their opening CWS game for the first time since 2009.