The Bayou Bengals of LSU! That’s right, LSU pulled off their first win in the College World Series best of three championship series to put them ahead of Texas 1-0. The Tigers slid by the Longhorns 7-6 in the 11th inning to win game one. CF Mikie Mahtook drove in the winning run in the 11th inning. LSU reliever Matty Ott recorded the win for LSU after pitching three innings of hitless relief, while Texas reliever Brandon Workman took the loss. Tonight’s game could potentially be the final game of the 2009 College World Series if the Tigers can get another win.
Last night’s game was the third game of the 2009 College World Series to go into extra innings since the teams have reached Omaha, but was far shorter than the CWS’ longest game by innings (15 innings for both Michigan/Santa Clara in 1962 and Southern Cal/Florida State in 1970) and the longest game by time (3 hours and 59 minutes for Southern Cal/Arizona in 1998). Texas, however, is used to playing long games as they hold the record for the longest game in NCAA history beating Boston College 3-2 in 25 innings (7 hours, 3 minutes) on May 30-31, 2009. Yes…the game began on Saturday and ended on Sunday!
Game 2 of the series will be played tonight at 7 p.m. EST and can be found on ESPN. If you’re in Omaha, be sure to stop by one of our temporary LIDS locations on 13th Street near Rosenblatt Stadium and say hello. Good luck to both teams!