Tuesday, June 23, 2009

LSU gets the First Game of the NCAA World Series

The first game of the final round of the College World Series went just the way I said it would. It was a close game that went all the way to the 11th inning with the game ending backwards of the trend seen so far in this years World Series. The trend being Texas trailing at the end of the game and having an incredible comeback and also LSU absolutely dominating the entire game with a multi-run lead. Not this game however, Texas found themselves leading most of the game including a two run lead as late as the top of the 9th inning and LSU was the one needing an incredible comeback at the end of the game. The comeback consisted of two runs in the ninth to knot it up at six and a run in the 11th to put them ahead to win the game.

Not only did picking that game correctly bump my record up to 16-5 for all baseball games but I also said that it would be a close game with moderate scoring. Now some may say thirteen runs in a baseball game isn't moderate scoring but at the college level with aluminum bats and the way the ball has been flying out of Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha this could almost be considered a low scoring game when you take into account that 7 homeruns were hit and the two teams only scored 13 runs combined.

As for tonight I think Texas feels like they got hit in the mouth and they decided they don't like the taste of their own blood. I look for Texas to come out swinging and get an early lead but I think it will be another close game with LSU fighting back. Although, I have to say Texas wins it in the end.