LSU advances in College World Series on Poche' career night

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"They did their job in the classroom". We had tremendous leadership. "It's a good team, this is the team I've wanted to pitch against all year being number one in the nation, so it's going to be fun".

Credit to Drew Mendoza - tough moment at the end of the season and he still stopped to sign on his way to the clubhouse. LSU has won six College World Series titles (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009) and the Tigers are tied with Texas for the second-most CWS championships; first-place Southern California has 12 CWS titles ... The homer, which made it 5-0 and ended Sands' night, was Slaughter's first since March 15 and third of the season. He somehow kept his foot on the bag as he laid out to catch second baseman Cole Freeman's relay to complete an inning-ending double play in the third, and he snagged a low liner off Jackson Lueck's bat in the fourth.

Alec Byrd took over on the mound for Karp in the seventh inning, getting two outs. He had two hits the first game and Jake hit the three-run homer today.

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LSU will need play much cleaner in the field and get more than two hits before the ninth inning.

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Larnach, who has four multi-hit games in the NCAA Tournament, has played 38 games as a designated hitter and 17 in right field, including one of each at the CWS. The Tigers have only been in this situation two other times - 1989 and 1990.

LSU, who outhit Florida St., 10-7, were led at the plate by Zach Watson, who went 3-for-5, along with a run scored and a run batted in, while Slaughter provided the three-run homer.

"Individually, it's nice to go out on top like that", Nieporte, a senior drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies, said after the game. While he gave up back-to-back home runs to Quincy Nieporte and Cal Raleigh to start that inning, he earned the 39th win of his career with his effort.

TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. The last time a team did it in the College World Series was in 2010, when FSU's Sherman Johnson and Mike McGee did it against TCU. Zach Hess closed out the game and Florida State's season by striking out the side. He is one of two players from the Pac-12 Conference, joining UCLA pitcher Griffin Canning.

The Seminoles were eliminated from the College World Series with the loss. LSU is the No. 4 NCAA Tournament National Seed, marking the sixth straight year in which the Tigers have been named a National Seed by the NCAA Baseball Committee ... "We gave it our best shot".

"We knew they were a patient team, but we also got ourselves into some bad counts because we weren't able to execute first-pitch strikes".

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