Kristian: Omaha, here come the Tigers!
As if there was any doubt, the LSU Tigers put an exclamation point on their Super Regional Championship with 6 runs in the top of the 9th inning and went on to an 11-1 victory over Oklahoma. LSU is headed to the college world series after pounding out 16 hits in the win. Second Baseman Jacoby Jones went 4 for 4 with 2 RBI including a solo home run, and LSU allowed just one run in two games vs. the Sooners.
The Tigers wanted to be playing their best baseball headed into the CWS and it looks like they are doing just that. LSU is not perfect, but show me another team in the country that has the bullpen that rivals LSU. The Tigers notched their 16th college world series appearance with the win over the Sooners. The Tigers also tallied their 57th win, a school record.
Speaking of records….What more can we say about the Purple and Gold faithful. Yet another record crowd at the Box: 11,401 souls in attendance to send the Tigers off to Omaha in style. And, as much as Tiger fans are looking forward to making the trip to the CWS, Omaha is looking forward to their extended stay as well. Restaurants, bars, and other businesses in that city have told us many times that LSU fans come early, party hard, and stay late.
LSU is primed to make a deep run in Omaha, and here is why. If the Tigers can stay in the winner's bracket the way the CWS is set up, they'll be able to throw Aaron Nola 2 or 3 times. In baseball it's often about great pitching, and LSU has it. Nola is outstanding, and the bullpen is superb. If you are going to Omaha, you might be there a while. The Tigers don't look like a team that will be "just visiting".
Tags : Topics : SportsSocial : SportsLocations : Oklahoma, OmahaPeople : Aaron Nola, Jacoby Jones