Category Archives: 2009 NCAA Tourney

LSU Baseball Presented with Championship Rings

PaulMainieriLSU 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.

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Impact of Omaha on Southern Miss

RoadtoOmahaStatueGoldenEaglePride.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

LSU defeats Texas 11-4 to win NCAA Title

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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

CWS Championship Series Game 2: Texas 5 LSU 1

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

LSU’s Ross set to start Game 2 of CWS Championship Series

FROM LSU MEDIA RELATIONS

Austin Ross (Courtesy of 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

CWS Championship Series Preview: LSU vs Texas

cws_logo1After 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

CWS Game 12: Texas 4 Arizona State 3

FROM NCAA RELEASE
ColeGreenOMAHA, 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

CWS Game 11 Recap: LSU 14 Arkansas 5

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Anthony Ranaudo (Courtesy of LSU Media Relations)

FROM NCAA RELEASE
OMAHA, Neb. – LSU used eight extra-base hits and six scoreless innings from right-hander Anthony Ranaudo to post a 14-5 victory over Arkansas before a crowd of 19,734 Friday afternoon at Rosenblatt Stadium.

The Tigers, making their 15th College World Series appearance in school history, improve to 8-0 in the NCAA Tournament and 54-16 on the season with their 13th consecutive win. The tournament’s No. 3 seed will face top-seeded Texas in the Championship Finals, which begin Monday at 6 p.m. CT. Continue reading