Another instant classic in Omaha.
LSU fell to Florida 4-3 on Monday behind the dominant performance of Florida pitcher Brady Singer. With at least 80% of the bleachers covered in purple or gold, LSU seemed to be playing a home game at TD Ameritrade Park.
LSU started fifth-year senior Russell Reynolds, who looked confident in his first three innings. In the fourth, Reynolds let two Gators get on base early, accounting for three earned runs in the inning. “I probably got a little greedy there and tried to get an extra inning out of him,” commented Mainieri after the loss.
If anything positive comes from Monday, it’s that LSU knows it has faced Florida’s best available pitching option and has it’s best two, Poche and Lange, ready to go for Tuesday and Wednesday. The Tigers are 3-0 in elimination games at the College World Series and know a little bit about having their back against the wall.
Tomorrow’s pitching matchup will be Jared Poche (LSU) and Tyler Dyson (Florida).
Tonight’s attendance at TD Ameritrade was 25,679.