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Championship Series Game 3
By Phil Stanton
LSU scored first and in the first inning in each
of its five CWS wins. LSU is 29-3 when scoring first. Texas
scored first and blanked the Tigers in the first in Tuesday’s
5-1 Longhorn win.
LSU scored seven of its 11 runs on Wednesday with
Texas left 12 on base, including leaving the
bases loaded in the first and third.
Paul Mainieri mixed the order up a bit, and it
paid off in the first. Jared Mitchell was moved up into the
5-hole and he came up with two on and two out and hit a
line-drive, three-run homer for a 3-0 lead.
Texas opted for three straight changeups to Mitchell in the
first. The third time was a charm for the Tigers as Mitchell
hammered a change just inside the right-field foul pole for a
Texas' Kevin Keyes, who ripped a two-run homer to tie the game
at 4, experienced cramps and battled through the end of the
game. In the eighth inning, Austin Wood was drilled with a
one-hop, come-backer in the eighth and had to leave the game. He
was replaced by Keith Shinaberry, who contributed a journal to
CollegeBaseballInsider.com this season.
Speaking of Shinaberry, he will spend the next two years
teaching in a program called Teach for America. The Austin
native told the program he'd teach wherever: His assignment will
be teaching pre-algebra at Todd County High School on the
Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Teach for
America program sends college graduates to underprivileged areas
to teach and influence today's youth. Visit
www.teachforamerica.org for more information.
Chad Jones, a safety on LSU's football team, was brilliant in
relief, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings. The left-hander was
mixing a 92-mph fastball with a tight, nasty slider. After
losing his starting role in the outfield, the Tigers gave him a
look as a pitcher. He now may have to make a decision on
pitching baseballs or hitting wide receivers in the pros.
LSU centerfielder Mikie Mahtook.had a great
running catch in the bottom of the third. With runners on first
and second with no outs, Russell Moldenhauer lined a ball to
left center. Mahtook got a good jump and pulled it in to control
the inning. The Longhorns scored two, but could have had more.
LSU has tied Texas for second with six national
titles. USC leads with 12. This is the first championship for
the Tigers since 2000.
The Tigers have a 3-2 mark against the Longhorns
in Omaha, including 2-1 in 2009.
The 2009 College World Series broke the
attendance record with 336,076, passing last year’s mark of
2009 College World Series All-Tournament Team
Catcher: Cameron Rupp, Texas
First Base: Dustin Ackley, North Carolina
Second Base: DJ LeMahieu, LSU
Third Base: Kyle Seager, North Carolina
Shortstop: Tyler Cannon, Virginia
Outfield: Kole Calhoun, Arizona State
Outfield: Jared Mitchell, LSU
Outfield: Ryan Schimpf, LSU
DH: Russell Moldenhauer, Texas
Pitcher: Anthony Ranaudo, LSU
Pitcher: Taylor Jungmann, Texas
Most Outstanding Player: Jared Mitchell, LSU
LSU is the first national seed to win the
championship since Rice in 2003 and the first national champ to
come out of Bracket One since Miami (Fla.) in 1999.
Texas is 82-55 all-time in CWS games. The
Longhorns lead all programs with 82 wins and 137 games played.
Texas junior Russell Moldenhauer tied the CWS
record with four home runs.
Most Home Runs – 4
Bud Hollowell, USC, 6 games, 1963
Gary Hymell, LSU, 4 games, 1991
J.D. Drew, Florida State, 3 games, 1995
Geoff Jenkins, USC, 6 games, 1995
Jason Lane, USC, 6 games, 1998
Brad Ticehurst, USC, 6 games, 1998
Edmond Muth, Stanford, 4 games, 2000
Logan Johnson, Louisville, 3 games, 2007
Tom Mendonca, Fresno State, 7 games, 2008
Russell Moldenhauer, Texas, 6 games, 2009
Texas freshman Taylor Jungmann tied the CWS
record with three victories.
Most Wins – 3
James O’Neill, Holy Cross, 3 games, 1952
Joseph Pollack, Minnesota, 3 games, 1964
Russ McQueen, USC, 4 games, 1972
George Milke, USC, 3 games, 1974
Bob Chaulk, Arizona, 3 games, 1976
Kevin Sheary, Miami (Fla.), 3 games, 1985
Greg Brummett, Wichita State, 3 games, 1989
John Hudgins, Stanford, 3 games, 2003
Alex White, North Carolina, 4 games, 2008
Taylor Jungmann, Texas, 4 games, 2009