LSU took advantage of two walks, a stolen base, an error and the single by Mikie Mahtook to win game one of the College Baseball World Series in the 11th inning by a 7-6 final over the number one seeded Texas Longhorns.
The Tigers got timely pitching in the late innings as LSU reliever Matty Ott pitched three innings of no-hit ball while the Tigers rallied in the ninth to tie the game. Ott allowed just two Longhorns to reach base while teammate second basemen DJ LeMahieu hit a two-out two-run double to send the game into extra innings.
The ball was flying out of Rosenblatt on this muggy Monday evening. The two teams combined for seven solo home runs, but the Longhorns relied on the long ball. Five of UT’s six runs came on solo homers. Three of those homers came in the fourth when Texas was down 1-0. Up 3-1, Texas gave up the lead when LSU outfielder Jared Mitchell tripled in two runs to the tie the game 3-3. Texas scored two runs in the bottom half of the sixth and solo homers from each team in the seventh made the score 5-4. Texas would add another homer in the eighth to make it 6-4 before LSU’s rally.