Upon further review, it'd been six years. "But it's even more hard to get here and win", he said. "And Trev got the big hit and got us ahead 1-0". Nine days after his first start in more than a month, the sophomore right-hander allowed two hits and one run in eight innings, flummoxing a potent LSU lineup packed with top Major League Baseball prospects.
Free passes and miscues in the field are never a winning formula at any level of baseball.
The loss of Walker affects not only the game against Florida State, but also possible future matchups against Oregon State.
"Walking 12 batters and hitting a batter, making an infield error, you can't do that against anybody, much less a team like Oregon State", Mainieri said.
"It became unbearable so we had to take him out".
LSU's first mistake came on the game's opening pitch as Kwan drag bunted for a base hit against an unprepared defense. They blew a 5-1 lead in the sixth inning against No. 1 national seed Oregon State Saturday, and they failed to hold a 4-3 sixth-inning lead against the Seminoles (46-22) after Dillon Persinger's double and Timmy Richards' two-run homer.
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"The two guys at the top of the order do a great job of getting on, : Larnach said, "and mine and KJ's job and everybody else's job to get them in". So we took off. Nick actually got a good pitch to get a hit-and-run on. Larnach had a two-run single in the fifth to give OSU a 3-0 lead. The 12-run margin tied the largest in a CWS game in the seven years it's been played at TD Ameritrade.
KJ Harrison's grand slam opened up an 8-0 lead in the sixth inning on Monday.
"They're definitely a scrappy offense", Gilbert said.
"I was just looking for a good pitch to hit", Harrison said, "and put a good swing on it, keep it simple and stay relaxed, and I was able to do so". And I thought: What the heck, let's just go again. "Just couldn't get that put-away when it was crunch time".
The Tigers are not alone when it comes to Oregon State taking advantage of every missed location, baserunning miscue or booted ball. We probably caught them on a day where they didn't play as well as they normally do. "That's why they've only lost four games". He barely had time to cross home plate before he was mobbed by an array of black jerseys who bared close witness to the first grand slam in the College World Series since it moved from Rosenblatt Stadium in 2011. However, if Monday night's statement by the Beavers was any indication, the 1999 Hurricanes may have company soon.
The Beavers (56-4), who matched the school-record win streak they set earlier this season, took control of Bracket 1. The freshman right-hander appeared to motion to his dugout and left the game after an extended conference on the mound with what LSU coach Paul Mainieri called a "fatigued muscle".