College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 60 with LSU junior RHP Matty Ott. The Chamette, Louisiana native played his interscholastic days at Holy Cross High School where he has a great senior year which saw him go 9-2 with a 1.97 ERA, 16 walks and 87 strikeouts in 67.2 innings. He picked up several awards in 2008 including: LSWA All State First Team Class 4A, New Orleans Times Picayune All Metro Team, MVP of District 9-4A and was selected to play in 2008 LHSCA All-Star Game. Continue reading
The LSU Tigers baseball program held a special ceremony on early Saturday evening when each member of the 2009 NCAA Championship squad received their championship ring. The Tigers had an outstanding run in the NCAA Tournament as they went 10-1 with the only loss coming in Game 2 of the CWS Championship series. You can check out the full press release below.
GoldenEaglePride.com has an excellent article about the impact of Southern Miss run in the College World Series will affect the athletic department in the coming years. They look at the impact of George Mason’s run to the Final Four in the 2006 season and how merchandise sales and interest in the program skyrocketed. Continue reading
FROM NCAA RELEASE
The LSU Tigers scored five runs in the sixth inning to break open a tie game and roll to an 11-4 victory over Texas in Game 3 of the CWS Championship Finals and claim the NCAA Division I Championship.
It’s the sixth national championship for LSU and the first under head coach Paul Mainieri. LSU ties Texas for the second-most national championships for any school, behind only Southern California’s 12 titles. It’s also the first national championship for the Tigers since 2000. Continue reading
FROM NCAA RELEASE
OMAHA, Neb. — Pitching and offensive power carried Texas to a third and decisive game at the NCAA Division I College World Series Championship Finals after beating LSU 5-1, Tuesday.
After an hour and 34 minute rain delay, Longhorn starter Taylor Jungmann pitched a complete game, giving up just one run on five hits and dealing LSU its first loss in the NCAA Tournament. Jungmann struck out nine while walking just two. Continue reading
FROM LSU MEDIA RELATIONS
Austin Ross (Courtesy of LSU Media Relations)
OMAHA, Neb. — Sophomore right-hander Austin Ross will start game 2 of the College World Series championship final against Texas, LSU head coach Paul Mainieri announced Tuesday morning. LSU leads the best-of-three series, 1-0, after a dramatic 7-6 win in 11 innings on Monday.
Ross, LSU’s No. 3 starter during the regular season, allowed one run on two hits in two innings of relief against Virginia in the opening game of the CWS. Continue reading
Mikie Mahtook (Courtesy of LSU Media Relations)
The LSU Tigers defeated the Texas Longhorns 7-6 in 11 innings on Monday night. The key hit was by freshman Mikie Mahtook who had a single to center in the 11th inning to bring home D.J. LeMahieu from third base with the winning run. Continue reading
After all the dust settled on the 2009 College Baseball season, we only have two teams standing with the LSU Tigers taking on the Texas Longhorns in the College World Series Championship Series. The LSU Tigers enter with a record of 54-16 while being on a 13 game postseason winning streak dating back to the SEC Tourney. Texas enters with a 49-14-1 record while being 8-1 in NCAA Tourney play with the only loss coming to TCU in the Super Regionals. Continue reading
FROM NCAA RELEASE
OMAHA, Neb. – Catcher Cameron Rupp and center fielder Connor Rowe hit solo home runs in the bottom of the ninth to give Texas a 4-3, walk-off win over Arizona State before a crowd of 23,257 Friday night at Rosenblatt Stadium.
The Longhorns, making their 32nd College World Series appearance in school history, improve to 8-1 in the NCAA Tournament and 49-14-1 on the season. Top-seeded Texas will now face third-seeded LSU in the best two-of-three Championship Finals, which begin Monday at 6 p.m. CT. Continue reading