Beavers' streak at 23; Harrison slam fuels 13-1 win over LSU

Beavers' streak at 23; Harrison slam fuels 13-1 win over LSU

Beavers' streak at 23; Harrison slam fuels 13-1 win over LSU

LSU starting pitcher Eric Walker had to leave the game while facing the lead off hitter in the top of the third inning due to a tired muscle in his right forearm. Grenier and Madrigal scored on a single by Larnach. Kwan drew a walk, then Madrigal bounced to pitcher Peterson.

It was one of the most highly anticipated College World Series showdowns in ages: Pac-12 champion Oregon State, victor of 22 straight games, against SEC champ LSU, which rode a 17-game winning streak into Monday night.

Upon LSU's request, the first pitch of tonight's CWS game against Florida State was removed from play to give to wounded U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

Nick Madrigal went 3-for-6 with three RBI, and Trevor Lamach was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

LSU could only manage a pair of hits off Fehmel, both from freshman Zach Watson, including his leadoff solo homer in the seventh. Yet the Tigers' freshman, now 8-2 who had been brilliant in big-game situations, settled down and retired the Beavers in order in the second inning.

It never felt like LSU was in this one. Caleb Gilbert relieved and kept the game at 1-0 until Lamach looped a two-run single to center in the fifth for a 3-0 advantage. Already leading 3-0, four of the first six batters drew walks, setting the stage for K.J. Harrison.

"Oregon State really has an outstanding ball club", LSU coach Paul Mainieri said on the school's athletics website. Three times he called for a hit-and-run, and three times the Beavers executed it successfully.

The Seminoles (46-22) went ahead against three Fullerton pitchers, with the tying and go-ahead runs scoring on back-to-back walks by Blake Workman.

Meanwhile, 2017 SEC regular-season and tournament champion, LSU, also enters this matchup in very good form. It was the fourth home run of the postseason for Harrison and the first grand slam in the World Series since it moved to TD Ameritrade Stadium in 2011. Watson hit into a game-ending double play.Two Tigers players were thrown out on the bases. "I wasn't able to make my put-aways in crunch time". This one would be no different, as the Beavers poked and prodded their way out to a 4-0 lead making a few LSU pitchers look bad along the way. After the Beavers put up one run in the first, Kramer Robertson seemed like he was going to jumpstart the Tigers by rocketing a hit up the middle, but that would-be single rocketed into Fehmel's shoe for an easy putout at first.

It was the first in the CWS since 2010 when TCU hit one.

Walker, who didn't pitch in the super regionals, experienced similar tightness following a 75-pitch simulated game last week.

"We have a lot of respect for (OSU) Coach (Pat) Casey and his staff, and I expect that this game will be a complete blast". With one out and the bases loaded, Peterson fumbled a potential inning-ending 1-2-3 double play off the bat of Madrigal and was forced to settle for the out at first. It was only the second home run Newman has allowed in 100 innings he's worked since 2015.

OMAHA, Neb. - The game ball from Saturday night's LSU-Florida State game will soon be on its... "Right from the start things didn't go well for us".

"It helped me get my mind straight and give my arm a break", Fehmel said.

The Beavers were at the NCAA regional LSU hosted in 2012.

The roof fell in on the Tigers in the sixth, as reliever Nick Bush gave up a pair of walks. "It (the grand slam) was kind of a momentum shifter".

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