With their 6-1 win over the Oregon State Beavers, the LSU Tigers advance to the 2017 College World Series final.
After forcing the elimination game on Friday, LSU followed up with another top-notch performance, stymying the Beaver offense to just one run on three hits. They were able to keep OSU down to just two runs and five hits total in the two games played, a remarkable feat against a team that finishes the season at 56-6.
LSU took it to pitcher Bryce Fehmel, shelling him for four runs on four hits in 2.1 innings pitched. Fehmel gave up a three-run home run to Michael Papierski in the bottom of the second and a double to Beau Jordan as well, giving LSU two XBH against him on the afternoon. Papierski had a brilliant day at the plate, slugging another homer in the fourth inning. Jordan also went deep in the sixth, as LSU’s offense certainly brought their boomsticks with them.
Caleb Gilbert twirled a stellar performance, going 7.1 innings and allowing just one earned run and two hits. The one run came off the bat of Michael Gretler, who hit a solo home run in the eighth inning. Gilbert struck out seven in his 7.1 innings of work and walked just one.
The Tigers now await either TCU or SEC rival Florida, who will duke it out later Saturday.