LSU was completely thrashed by Oregon State earlier in the bracket round of the College World Series to the tune of a 13-1 defeat. The Tigers have played with a fire since then, eliminating Florida State from tournament contention on Wednesday, 7-4, then bouncing back from embarrassment to knock off Oregon State, 3-1, on Friday.
The loss put an end to the Beavers’ 23-game winning streak dating back to April 22.
Flamethrower Alex Lange was masterful on the hill against Oregon State, throwing 7 1/3 innings of work, good for eight strikeouts of 28 batters faced. He threw 115 pitches, 69 of them strikes.
He went over to the woman to ask what was going on, and soon realized he was speaking with a potential jumper. Stephen Nesbitt and Steph Chambers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has more:
This does not pass muster. Slaughter clearly steers his way right into Florida shortstop Dalton Guthrie’s shin in an attempt to disrupt his throw to first. He indeed disrupts the throw, but it in any case arrives on time to lock down the double play on Papierski. Slaughter is clearly to the right of the baseline.
And then the marathon was on. The Aggies’ vaunted pitching staff threw as everyone expected, but that Davidson could keep pace so deep into its pen was remarkable. In the end, though, third baseman George Janca shot a single through to right, and Braden Shewmake scored from a bases-loaded third to seal the deal. The Aggies stand one win away from a trip to Omaha for the College World Series proper.