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College World Series - Game 11
By Phil Stanton
The start of the game was delayed by two hours
and 30 minutes because of inclement weather.
Arkansas tied a College World Series record by
using eight pitchers. North Carolina also used eight against
Rice on June 5, 2007.
The teams combined to use 13 pitchers, which
matched the total set by Nebraska (7) and Clemson (6) on June
The Tigers stretched their win streak to 13. LSU
has not lost since a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Vanderbilt on
May 21 in the opening round of the SEC Tournament.
LSU reaches the CWS finals for the first time
since 2000, when the Tigers won their fifth title. LSU has never
lost a CWS championship game.
The Tigers lead the nation with 54 wins.
LSU is 25-0 when scoring 10 or more runs.
The Tigers have won four of five this season
against the Razorbacks. Arkansas won the opener of the SEC
series in Fayetteville in early May before LSU won the next two.
The Tigers defeated Arkansas twice in Omaha.
LSU is hitting .368 and averaging 10.7 runs in
three CWS games. The Tigers are batting .351 and are averaging
nine runs in eight NCAA Tournament contests.
The Razorbacks tied for third in the CWS, the
third time Arkansas finished third or better. The Razorbacks
were second in 1979 and third in 1985.
Eibner (left) had a two-run homer in the seventh for Arkansas,
his second in the CWS.
Senior Chase Leavitt smacked a three-run homer in
the ninth, his first RBI in nine NCAA Tournament games. It was
his first dinger since April 15.
“It was fun to see us hit a three-run homer with
two outs in the bottom of the ninth,” Arkansas head coach Dave
Van Horn said. “We’ve been doing that all year. It didn’t mean
anything, but it did something to us. That was perfect.”
Van Horn was asked if he thought LSU would win it
“It wouldn’t surprise me,” Van Horn said.
“They’ve got some really good baseball players, a couple really
good football players, they might even have a basketball player
over there. They’re very, very good.”
(photo courtesy of Arkansas Media Relations Office)