OMAHA, NE (WVLA) — The LSU baseball team is facing #1 seed North Carolina right now in the College World Series. The loser will be eliminated from the tournament.
LSU batting order: 1.McMullen 2.laird 3.Bregman 4.Katz 5.Rhymes 6.Ibarra 7.Ross 8.Jones 9.Stevenson.
Here is an inning-by-inning recap of the game:
1st Inning: UNC 2, LSU 0
Top: Cody Glenn strikes out the lead off batter on three pitches. UNC's Landon Lassiter flys out to center for out number two. Colin Moran singles for the first base runner of the game. Brian Holberton homers to give the Tar Heels a 2-0 lead. Glenn hits the next batter with a pitch. LSU gets out of the first as Skye Bolt grounds into a fielders choice. 2-0 UNC leads LSU.
Bottom: Sean McMullen flys out to center field for the first out. Freshman Mark Laird grounds out to second base. LSU gets a runner on with two outs as Alex Bregman draws a walk. Senior Mason Katz walks and LSU has two on with two outs. Rhymes flys out to right field to end the inning.
2nd Inning: UNC 3, LSU 0
Top: Michael Russell gets on with a infield single. Sacrifice bunt by Mike Zolk moves Russell to second base. Parks Jordan drew a walk to put two runners on with one out.Chaz Frank lined into a double play. Glenn gets out of a jam but his Tigers trail early on in Omaha.
Bottom: Christian Ibarra lines out to lead off the bottom half of the second. Ty Ross flys out to center field for the second out of the inning. Jacoby Jones flys out to end the inning.
3rd Inning: UNC 3, LSU 0
Top: Landon Lassiter doubles to start the inning. Colin Moran singles off the first base bag. Lassiter scores to extend UNC lead to 3-0. Cody Glenn is pulled out of the game. Brent Bonvillain is in in relief. Holberton singles off Bonvillain to put two runners on with two out. Bonvillain walks Cody Stubbs to load the bases with no outs. Bolt strikes out on a pitch that hit him in the foot. Bonvillain gets the next to batters out to get out of the jam.
Bottom: Andrew Stevenson singles for LSU. Sean McMullen fouls out down the left field line. Mark Laird singles with the help of the ball hitting the umpire. Alex Bregman grounds into a fielders choice. Mason Katz walks to load the bases with two out for Raph Rhymes. Rhymes can't come through as he flys out to end the inning. LSU leaves the bases loaded and are three runs back of UNC.
4th Inning: UNC 3, LSU 0
Top: Bonvillain and LSU get through the top of fourth inning with out any damage.
Bottom: Christian Ibarra ground out to the shortstop to open the bottom of the forth. Ty Ross follows suit with another 6-3 groundout. Jacoby Jones makes it an easy inning for UNC as he fouls out to end the frame.
5th Inning: UNC 3, LSU 1
Top: Senior Brent Bonvillain gets LSU through another inning with out allowing a run.
Bottom: Andrew Stevenson swings at a high fastball and pops it up for the first out. McMullen gets on base with a single. Mark Laird bloops a single over shortstop to put two on with one out. Alex Bregman strikes out on three straight pitches. LSU finally gets on the board with a Mason Katz RBI single. Raph Rhymes pops up to end the inning.
6th Inning: UNC 3, LSU 1
Top: Brent Bonvillain walks the lead off batter in the sixth inning. He gets caught stealing for out number one. Bonvillan strikes out Parks Jordan for the second out. Chaz Frank keeps the inning alive with a single. LSU gets out the inning with a 1-3 ground out.
Bottom: Christian Ibarra grounds out to the shortstop for the first out. Ty Ross then singled to center field. Jacoby Jones strikes out on a breaking ball for the second out. Stevenson strikes out to end the inning.
7th Inning: UNC 4, LSU 2
Top: Colin Moran gets his third hit of the game as he knocks a lead off single into right centerfield. Later in the inning UNC extends their lead to 4-1 with an RBI single.
Bottom: McMullen leads off the inning with a double. Mark Laird follows with a single. Alex Bregman grounds into a double play but McMullen scores to cut the UNC lead to 4-2. Katz keeps the inning alive with a infield single. Raph Rhymes lines out to center to end the inning.
8th Inning: UNC 4, LSU 2
Top: Cotton gets a 1,2,3 inning to keep the Tar Heel lead at 2.
Bottom: Christian Ibarra walked to start the bottom half of the inning. Ty Ross lined out to the second baseman. Jacoby Jones singled. Tyler Moore pinch hit and flied out to left field for the second out. Sean McMullen gets hit by a pitch to load the bases. Freshman Mark Laird flys out to end the inning. LSU has left 12 runners on base today.
9th Inning: UNC 4, LSU 2
Top: Chris Cotton gets the Tar Heels up and down in order. LSU is down to their final 3 outs.
Bottom: LSU’s season comes to an abrupt end after the Tigers fall to UNC, 4-2, in the College World Series.