LSU 6, Rice 5 (Rice eliminated)

The LSU late-inning magic continues as the Tigers, who were on the verge of elimination in the Super Regionals before rallying to earn a trip to Omaha, staved off elimination from the College World Series by scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth to claim a 6-5 decision and send Rice home.

Rice did itself no favors, as pitcher Cole St. Clair hit Sean Ochinko on an 0-2 count, and an error by shortstop Rick Hague allowed the Tigers to load the bases. Blake Dean then knocked a 1-0 pitch to the left field wall, clearing the bases and giving LSU its first lead of the game, along with the victory.

Rice, which held a 5-0 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, finishes with a mark of 47-15. LSU will face the loser of the North Carolina-Fresno State game which follows this evening.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Donald J. Boyles

    I wonder what was Coach Graham decision to leave Cole St. Clair in and putting in Bell. The error in the 9th by Hague really hurt Rice.

  • Brent Blough

    I am amazed that LSU has done it again. LSU is like bamboo…they bend but do not break.