On Sunday night, LSU (48-17) defeated Mississippi State (40-27) 14-4 at Alex Box Stadium to punch their ticket to the 2017 College World Series.
The game had a total of three rain delays, one of which coming in the top of the ninth. The final out was finalized around 1:30 a.m, still with thousands of fans in attendance. The Tigers head to Omaha riding a 16 game win streak, playing arguably the best baseball in the country. LSU’s Game 1 comeback propelled an offensive explosion of 14 runs last night in Game 2, led by senior shortstop Kramer Robertson and Michael Papierski.
Senior pitcher Jared Poche didn’t have the send off he was looking for, being taken out in the third inning by Paul Mainieri. Reliever Caleb Gilbert, however, posted 6 brilliant innings, retiring 17 of 18 Mississippi State batters.
Note: LSU will face Florida State in the College World Series with the time and date still to be determined.