Live Update: LSU beats Florida, 18-4, for TIGERS’ 7th CWS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

LSU whipped Florida, 18-4, hammering out an NCAA CWS record 24 hits to win its seventh national title and first since 2009. Photo by LSU Athletics.

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LSU wins its 7th College World Series National Title, its first under second-year coach Jay Johnson, defeating SEC rival Florida, 18-4, in game three.

Bottom of 9th Inning – Heyman grounded out to ss (0-1 S; Evans grounded out to ss (0-0); Thomas pinch hit for Shelnut; Thomas singled to left field (3-1 BSBB; Halter struck out swinging. LSU WINS! LSU WINS!

Kling to lf for Jones
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LSU 18, UF 4 heading to the bottom of the 9th.

Top of the 9th Inning – Crews singled to center field (0-0) (His triple last time was not his last at bat, obviously. 110 hits this season; White doubled down the lf line, RBI (2-2 FBBS); Crews scored; LSU 15, UF 4 – Morgan doubled to left center, RBI (0-1 K); White scored; LSU 16, UF 4 – (Jameson to p for Purnell) – Dugas flied out to cf (0-0); Morgan advanced to third; Jobert homered to right field, 2 RBI (1-1 BK); Morgan scored (Ties the hit record set by UF last night – LSU 18, UF 4); Thompson popped up to cf (3-1 SBBB; (Jones pinch hit for Pearson); Jones singled up the middle (2-1 BBS (HIT RECORD); Travinski struck out looking (0-2 SSK).

4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB

LSU 14, UF 4 after 8 Innings Complete

Bottom of the 8th – Guidry in to pitch for Cooper, his 23rd appearance of the season. Kurland homered to right field, RBI (1-0 B); Langford fouled out to 2b (1-1 FB; Caglianone struck out swinging; Rivera reached on throwing by Thompson, dragged Morgan off the bag; Riopelle grounded out to 2b (1-1 KB).

1 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 1 LOB

Kurland homered to right field, RBI (1-0 B)
Florida

LSU 14, UF 3 headed into the bottom of the 8th.

Top of 8th Inning – Crews tripled to right center (1-1 BF) – standing on third and pointing to the ring finger; White singled to left, RBI, Crews scored. LSU 12, UF 3; Morgan singled through the right side (1-1 FB); White advanced to second; Morgan advanced to second on a wild pitch; White advanced to third on a wild pitch; Dugas walked (3-1 BBFBB) to load the bases with no outs (and Skenes tossing a softball in the bullpen); Jobert reached on a fielder’s choice to shortstop, RBI (0-0); Dugas out at second ss to 2b; Morgan advanced to third; White scored. LSU 13, UF 3. – Thompson flied out to lf, SF, RBI (2-2 BBFS); Morgan scored (Thompson’s 3rd RBI of the game – LSU 14, UF 3); Pearson hit by pitch (0-0); Jobert advanced to second; Travinski singled to shortstop (3-2 KBBFB); Pearson advanced to second; Jobert advanced to third; Beloso grounded out to 2B.

 3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB

Crews tripled to right center (1-1 BF)
On likely his last bat as an LSU Tiger!!!

Bottom of the 7th Inning – Cooper to pitch for Hurd; Evans homered to right field for his fifth home run of the CWS, the most ever by a single player in series history. Jobert had the catch in his glove but it popped out and over. Cooper had already gotten one out before the homer and quickly got the other two Gators out. 11-3 LSU headed to the 8th.

LSU 11, UF 2 heading to the bottom of the 7th.

Top of 7th Inning – Morgan singled down the left field line; Dugas walked (3-2 BFSBFBB); Morgan advanced to second; Dugas advanced to second on a wild pitch; Morgan advanced to third on a wild pitch; Jobert struck out swinging (2-2 BBFFS); Thompson struck out swinging (0-2 FFS); Pearson walked (3-2 BFBBFB); (Purnell to p for Nesbitt); Travinski walked, RBI (3-2 KSBBBB); Pearson advanced to second; Dugas advanced to third; Morgan scored; (LSU 11-2); Beloso lined out to shortstop to end the inning.

1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors, 3 LOB

LSU 10, UF 2 after six complete innings.

Bottom of 6th Inning – Langford lined out to ss (1-1 KB); Caglianone struck out swinging, grounded out to c unassisted (3-2 BBBKFS), Hurd started out falling behind 3-0, strike out No. 7 on a wicked breaking ball; J. Rivera walked (3-0 BBBB); Riopelle flied out to cf (0-1 K).

 0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB

J. Rivera walked (3-0 BBBB) Hurd at 88 pitches.
Only Hurd’s second walk of the game.

Top of the 6th Inning – Pearson struck out swinging on a sinker, three pitches; Travinski struck out looking on a 1-2 count; Beloso singled to right field (2-1 BBF); Crews singled to left field (0-1 K); Beloso advanced to second; White popped up to cf to right center (1-2 FFFB).

0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB

LSU 10, UF 2 after 5 complete innings.

Bottom of 5th Inning – Shelnut pops out to Thompson at ss; Halter struck out swinging (0-2 KSFS) (5th strikeout for Hurd, this one on another bender); Kurland struck out looking (1-2 KFBK).

0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB

Top of the 5th Inning – (Skenes headed to bullpen, draws roars from crowd) White singles off the second base umpire; Morgan flied out to deep left field; Dugas hit by pitch (3rd LSU hit batter), White advanced to second base; Jobert grounded out to 3b (1-1 BK); Dugas advanced to second; White advanced to third; Thompson flied out to cf (3-2 KBFBB).

0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB

LSU 10, UF 2 after 4 complete.

Bottom of 4th Inning – Travinski in to catch for Milazzo; Gators go three up, three down. Hurd has not given up a since giving up one each to the first two Florida batters of the game. LSU 10, UF 2 after four complete.

LSU 10, UF 2 heading to bottom of 4th.

Top of 4th Inning – Morgan out at first base on a 3 unassisted after bouncing off of Slater’s leg – Slater appears hurt and their is time out after he tries to pitch to Dugas (ball) and cannot complete landing; Slater staying in game; Dugas fouled out to 1B; Jobert doubled down the right field line, on a 3-1 count. Jobert has reached all three times tonight (3 hits); Thompson singled to left field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI (2-0 BB); Jobert scored; Pearson with a two-out, two-run home run to right field on a 1-2 count, his fourth home run of the year, fastball. LSU up 9-2; Milazzo singles through right side of the infield; (Nesbitt in to pitch for Slater); Beloso singled to right center, RBI (3-2 KBSBB); Milazzo scored; Milazzo hurt on the play at plate, safe, though. LSU up 10-2, but Milazzo is hurt badly, left ankle it looks like; Milazzo up and being helped off the field; Crews grounded out to shortstop for third out.

4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB

LSU 6, UF 2 after three complete.

Bottom of 3rd Inning – With two on and two out, Hurd struck out Rivera looking. Crews made two phenomenol catches for the first two outs of the inning, one at the wall and then the next after sprinting in to near shallow right center. Hurd then walked a red-hot Langford on four pitches and had Caglianone down 1-2 before tugging a fastball inside too tight and hitting Cag on the right arm. After a mound conference with Johnson, Hurd put Rivera out to end the inning.

0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB

Top of 3rd Inning – Pearson fouled out to 3b (0-0); Milazzo walked on a full count; Beloso struck out swinging; Crews rips a single to right field with two outs on a 2-1 pitch, Milazzo advanced to second base; Slater to p for Fisher. White grounded out to ss (3-2 SBFBFBFF).

0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB

Bottom of 2nd Inning – Hurd strikes out two, three up, three down for Gators. Tigers lead 6-2 after 2 complete.

LSU 6, UF 2 heading to the bottom of the 2nd inning.

Top of 2nd Inning – Dugas walked (3-0 BBBB); Dugas advanced to second on a wild pitch with count 1-1 on Jobert – singled to left field (3-2 BKBSB); Dugas advanced to third; Thompson singled to left field, RBI (0-2 KS); Jobert advanced to second; Dugas scored; Pearson reached on a fielder’s choice to first base (1-2 KSB); Thompson out at second 1b to ss; Jobert advanced to third; Milazzo walked (3-2 FBBBFB); Pearson advanced to second; Beloso hit by pitch, RBI (2-1 KBB); Milazzo advanced to second; Pearson advanced to third; Jobert scored; Crews walked, RBI (3-1 BKBBB); Beloso advanced to second; Milazzo advanced to third; Pearson scored. (LSU takes the lead, 3-2, Crews reaching base streak continues, he will end career having reached based in every single game in his final season at LSU.) (Fisher in to pitch for Caglianone, who moves to first base.); White singled through the left side, RBI (3-2 FBBFB); Crews advanced to second; Beloso advanced to third; Milazzo scored; Morgan flied out to cf, SF, RBI (0-2 FSF); Crews advanced to third; Beloso scored; Dugas singled through the left side, RBI (0-2 KKF); White advanced to second; Crews scored; Jobert singled to right field (1-0 B); Dugas advanced to second; White advanced to third; Thompson flied out to cf (2-1 BBK).

Thompson singled to left field, RBI (0-2 KS); Jobert advanced to second; Dugas scored
Slumping Thompson had been 1 for 30 before that RBI single on an 0-2, crushes a single to left.
Dugas walked (3-0 BBBB)
Because of a time violation.

UF 2, LSU 0 after one complete on Wyatt Langford’s two-run home run. Langford hit a breaking ball from Hurd over the left field wall after Cade Kurland led off the inning with a single to left center field.

Bottom of 1st Inning – Kurland singled to left center (2-1 KBB); Langford homered to left field, 2 RBI (3-2 KFBBB); Kurland scored; Caglianone struck out swinging (1-2 BSSS); J. Rivera grounded out to p (2-2 BFBF) (Morgan missed the toss from Hurd, but Rivera called out any way because of runner’s lane violation. UF challenges, play under review. Call is confirmed. Florida is charged with one challenge.); Riopelle popped up to cf (2-0 BB).

2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB.

Kurland advanced to second on a wild pitch
Following a Milazzo save, next pitch is wild and Kurland advanced to second base. The count was 1-2.

Top of 1st Inning – Beloso hit by pitch on first pitch; Crews flied out to rf warning track (1-2 KBK); White struck out swinging (0-2 FKS); Morgan struck out swinging (2-2 BKBSFS).

0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB

Florida is the home team tonight.

LSU named Thatcher Hurd its starter moments ago. Florida will counter with Jac Caglianone. Winner takes it all.

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