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Saturday, Fehmel lasted only 2.1 innings, allowing four hits and four runs, all earned.

Mainieri said after the game that Lange likely will throw against if the Tigers advance to next week's title series.

With that, Gilbert and the Tigers thought they had a game plan for their third College World Series elimination game.

"This has been a real fun team to coach".

"He's hit a lot of big home runs left-handed", LSU coach Paul Mainieri said, via NOLA.com. "No disrespect to them. They don't understand our mentality, but we're here now".

"I think this is how it had to be", Robertson said.

"All I was trying to do was get a ground ball [against Skoug], and it just happened to be a strikeout, so that was big", Byrne said, per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com). TV replays indicated it was a fair ball.

In a surprise move, OSU gave the ball to Bryce Fehmel (6-3) four days after the sophomore flummoxed LSU during eight marvelous innings.

The Tigers scored a 6-1 win over the top-seeded Beavers thanks in part to Michael Papierski's three-run homer. Gilbert struck out a career-high seven in his longest outing in his two seasons at LSU. "He said after each example: It's just one game". He is the fifth pitcher in the last 30 seasons with two 10-strikeout games in the same College World Series. For me, it's going to be a great series. He came out for the eighth and got a groundout, but he left after Austen Wade singled.

Smith got the run back in the seventh for LSU with a solo home run.

LSU started their scoring punch in the second inning as two runners got on base via a walk and double to set the stage for catcher Michael Papierski. Kwan led off the ninth with a single but Hess recorded the final three outs - including a questionable called-third strike to Trevor Larnach - to end the game. No CWS participant has done so from both sides of the plate since at least 1999.

"And #LSU's going back to the College World Series finals!" "I put some good swings on fastballs today". "And after that the wind helped a little bit". But that wasn't the highlight of the game.

"This is my team", Payton said during the seventh-inning stretch of Friday's College World Series game between Oregon State and LSU. The Tigers have won the national championship every time they made the finals.

"It was amusing for the first day, maybe first day or two", he said, "and then you wake up day three, day four, and you're like, 'I still got blond hair.' I look at the board after a play, and I'll see myself and kind of jump".

The Beavers also didn't get great starting pitching performances in the final two games against LSU. It had been seeking its third championship series since 2006. That isn't lost on O'Sullivan, but he said he thinks his team's bats have been better lately. This season was the first in which TCU had won three elimination games at the CWS. They went 0-2 in Omaha.

Following the national anthem prior to Florida's 3-0 win against TCU, most of the Gators left the first base line to return to the dugout.

Faedo allowed two hits and struck out 11 TCU batters in the first seven innings, equaling the statistics he posted in the two teams' first contest to open play in Omaha.

Take on LSU Monday nightHighlights from the 3-0 victory over TCU-which sends us to the #CWS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES!

LSU sixth inning - With one out, Jordan hit a home run over the leftfield fence.