Trevor Larnach brought Kwan home via a single up the middle to make it 1-0. "And Kwan did a great job, made a great bunt". That started a three-run inning that helped send the Seminoles to a win that knocked the Titans out of the College World Series. Peterson walked Michael Gretler and the Beavers had men on first and second with no outs.
Monday he did exactly what Oregon State needed him to do.
Gilbert walked Harrison and that to begin a bad trend of LSU pitchers handing out free bases over the final 4.1 innings. Larnach was 2 for 3 with two walks and three RBIs giving the sophomore five for the CWS.
Oregon State is hitting.296 as a team this season with 29 home runs and 62 steals in 80 attempts. Then reliever Todd Peterson got Pac-12 Player of the Year Nick Madrigal to hit a weak nubber back to the mound, setting up an easy force at the plate and a potential 1-2-3 double play - but Peterson bobbled it and had to settle for the out at first.
Fehmel (6-2) allowed only a single to Zach Watson over the first six innings before Watson homered in the seventh to get LSU on the board.
Eastman issued a quartet of sixth-inning walks as the Beavers plated four to tie the game. He scored on a base hit by Larnach.
Oregon State's KJ Harrison is fired up rounding the bases after hitting a grand slam in the sixth. LSU gets No. 1 Oregon State.
Walker allowed one run on two hits in two innings of work.
"This is our time", said Casey about what he told the Beavers before they took the field Monday.
Watson was the only Tigers batter who was able to solve Fehmel.
Monday's game was the biggest so far this season for the Beavers.
"I know I'm 0-4".
"I don't think you'll see him again in the College World Series", Mainieri said Tuesday. Florida State leads the overall series with LSU, 9-8, and the squads first met in 1955.
OSU struck quickly in the top of the first. The Seminoles made it 6-4 against Brett Conine when Richards couldn't make a play on Matt Henderson's grounder to short. The day after he threw the simulated game (June 6), he woke up and had tightness in his forearm. Walker threw this past Saturday and had no discomfort. And then on the third pitch of his warm-ups for the third inning, he just felt it tighten up again. Bush was lifted after walking the leadoff batter in the sixth.
Two batters later, Harrison delivered the kill shot.
The lead grew to 11-0 one inning later on a two-RBI double by Madrigal and a Grenier sacrifice fly.
Oregon State has showed why it entered the College World Series as the nation's top ranked team.
Robertson is hitless in two games in Omaha. The Tigers are 49-18.Oregon State, which won its 22nd game in a row, is 56-4. Florida State stayed alive by ousting Cal State Fullerton.
Mainieri said he considered the possibility of saving Zack Hess for a starting role, but in order to even get to a Saturday showdown, LSU likely would have to use Hess in relief at some point.
For Oregon State, it was getting to the game on time. Hunter gives up the grand slam to KJ (Harrison).
OSU can lose one more game and still pass Arizona State's 1972 club for the best all-time winning percentage in college baseball. We still have breath. "We don't think it's anything structural".
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