LSU participated in perhaps the zaniest college baseball game of the year on Saturday with Florida State, where three Seminole blunders tanked FSU in a 5-4 loss. The Tigers and ‘Noles should play every year.
So LSU and No. 1 overall national seed Oregon State sat down for a getting-to-know-you Monday in a high-expectations bout between tournament heavy hitters. Big time arms Alex Lange and Jared Poche were out of service, having thrown Saturday night in the Tigers’ opener. So meet they did. Thing is, only the Beavers came to play, or at least play well.
Let’s take a moment to GO FULL CAPS IN SUPPORT OF THE DAVIDSON WILDCATS, WHO WON THREE STRAIGHT GAMES, INCLUDING TWO OVER HOST AND NO. 2 OVERALL SEED NORTH CAROLINA TO ADVANCE TO THIS YEAR’S SUPER REGIONAL ROUND. Glad we got that out of our system.
Cal State Fullerton was this year’s first team to advance out of the regional round, riding three straight wins out over BYU and Stanford twice to earn Tuffy’s place in the tournament’s second round. They cleaned up a 4-2 win over the Cardinal on Saturday night and now they’re dancing off to meet whoever wins the Long Beach regional.
In the early game of the Lexington regional, detested Indiana was dispatched by host Kentucky with relative ease, 14-9, thanks to a six-run sixth inning for the Wildcats. Kentucky got beat up by NC State on Saturday and, like many a host club, had to fight their way out of the losers bracket to advance into the Lexington regional’s final.
There were steroids and new ballparks mixed in. Then the steroids were partially curtailed and the new ballparks became old ballparks. The players keep getting bigger and stronger, and the balls keep getting thrown and hit harder. Baseball is, and will always be, changing.