Game 6 snapshot: Oregon State 13, LSU 1

  • Game 6 snapshot: Oregon State 13, LSU 1

Game 6 snapshot: Oregon State 13, LSU 1

Neither club could cross a run in the second, but in the top of the third, LSU starter Eric Walker suddenly got pulled after a trainer visited the mound. After Bush walked the first batter, LSU changed pitchers again and brought Todd Peterson on in relief. The early session on Monday saw Florida State eliminate Cal State Fullerton from Omaha, 6-4, while Oregon State thoroughly dismantled LSU, 13-1, in the nightcap to hand the Tigers their first loss. LSU wound up using eight pitchers by the end of the game, and while some may be to still pitch again this week, it has put LSU in a bind.

The Beavers got timely hitting from most everyone who played, but Harrison (4), Larnach (3), Madrigal (3) and Grenier (3) had all 13 of OSU's RBI.

LSU could only manage a pair of hits off Fehmel, both from freshman Zach Watson, including his leadoff solo homer in the seventh.

A showdown between the two hottest teams in college baseball had become a one-way thrashing reminiscent of the regionals, when OSU (56-4) played three games against teams that do not award athletic scholarships. Caleb Gilbert would have had a three-up, three-down fifth were it not for Robertson's one-out error. Harrison sprinted all the way around the bases, yelling and fist-pumping as he celebrated the first home run in TD Ameritrade Park history, and the first CWS grand slam since 2010.

Three other Beavers - Trevor Larnach, Nick Madrigal and Cadyn Grenier - drove in three runs apiece to give Fehmel plenty of breathing room. With two outs Madrigal singled to center.

LSU pitcher Eric Walker works against Oregon State in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 19, 2017. The Beavers finished with 11 hits.

LSU is hitting.292 as a team this season with 63 homers and 74 steals in 101 attempts.

The Titans are traditionally a "small-ball" team that would seem to be a good fit for pitcher friendly TD Ameritrade Park.

1-ranked Oregon State showed what happens when a plan unfolds to near perfection. It was off-speed, then fast ball and you never knew what was coming to come next.

"We just struggled to hit him". "Right from the start things didn't go well for us". "Went out top of the third and a few warm-up pitches, started feeling tight and then at the end, got too tight to throw and thought it was best for the team to come out", he said.

Tigers coach Paul Mainieri told ESPN during the game telecast that Martin's "third warmup pitch before the third inning, he just felt his forearm tighten up". It was only the second home run Newman has allowed in 100 innings he's worked since 2015.

Harrison's lone hit was the grand slam. "And he even talked about, 'I had to get my mind right.' And you just can't do that", Casey said.

The roof fell in on the Tigers in the sixth, as reliever Nick Bush gave up a pair of walks.

The double-elimination tournament features two brackets, and Sunday's games were the first in the second one.

They were "credited" with LSU rally against Florida State Saturday night after one found its way onto the field one pitch before the Tigers mounted a two-run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning. A sigh of dismay blew down Bourbon Street, momentarily making everyone forget its horrific smell, as WhoDat Nation learned that the Saints starting left tackle, and best lineman overall, Terron Armstead suffered a torn labrum that will keep Armstead out four to six months.