Well, that was until the eighth inning, as a highly unlikely three-error play led to the tying run crossing the plate, while hard-hitting Greg Deichmann slapped a single to right field to bring across the go-ahead run one batter later in a 5-4 comeback win over Florida State.
Oregon State hasn't lost since April 29, when it dropped a 7-5 decision at home to Southern California.
And Busby struck out for the first time in the game on a 2-ball, 2-strike breaking ball that froze him.
LSU and Florida State are both red-hot as they head to Omaha.
The Tigers advance to the winner's bracket game Monday night against the #1 ranked Oregon State Beavers at 7 PM CT. The game will be televised by ESPN, and it will be carried by affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network.
While LSU gained the momentum with that electrifying play in the bottom of the first, the rest of the night would be a see-saw affair between the two teams. They're used to dealing with adversity. "I'm sitting here and looking at our record, and we're 48-17. We like to think we're just as good as anybody up there, but when you're playing that caliber of competition you've got to play your best". Busby, who has 10 RBI in eight NCAA Tournament games, also drove-in Taylor Walls with a single up the middle in the third. Over his last seven appearances through 16 and two-thirds innings, he has allowed one earned run on nine hits. Even when they allowed a two-run homer in the first inning to Dylan Busby, the Tigers always believe they can win. "I don't know if there's a more talented team in the World Series".
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"I hope they do latch on to us and treat us like a home team That would be great if they did".
"I thought Poche' was really sharp tonight", Mainieri said. "When I grew up, and I've seen some insane things, but I never saw a guy score from first base on a strikeout". He would not enter the game until the seventh, with LSU trailing 4-3, after Lange put the leadoff batter aboard on a hit by pitch. Right fielder Steven Wells overran the ball, allowing Freeman to go to third. Wells then made a bad throw into the infield, while Freeman was full speed ahead all the way to home plate. Deichmann reached first when catcher Cal Raleigh didn't catch the ball.
There was a shot on television in the bottom of the ninth inning of the second game that said it all. "I had to wipe the first three at-bats clean and focus on getting the job done".
Poche' was not able to finish the game, turning it over to freshman Zack Hess with two outs.
When Busby, who had staked FSU to a 2-0 lead with a 1st-inning home run, chopped out to third baseman Josh Smith, Flowers broke for third base and first baseman Nick Coomes' peg across the diamond nailed him for an unorthodox 5-3-5 double play.
Anyway, the evening tilt between No. 4 overall national seed LSU and Florida State promised the most compelling action of the CWS' opening weekend, as the Tigers and Seminoles matched well at the plate and their pitching staffs are deep enough to throw themselves into panzer strikes for innings on end.
Poche', the Oakland Athletics' ninth-round draft pick, was a viable option for relief against a Florida State lineup that has four switch hitters who are better from the left side.
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