LSU Baseball Wins National Championship
The LSU Tigers defeated the Florida Gators 2-1 in a best-of-three, winner-take-all, championship series to claim their seventh national championship and first since 2009. It was a rematch of the 2017 championship series, where Florida defeated LSU 2 games to none to claim the title.
A thrilling game one on Saturday saw LSU win it in eleven innings via a Cade Beloso bomb to put the Tigers on top and ultimately win the game 4-3. Games two and three were not nearly as exciting, with each team grabbing an absolutely dominating win. On Sunday afternoon, the Gators trailed 3-1 early, but an unbelievable 23-straight runs would give them a 24-4 victory.
It was the most runs ever scored in a single game at the College World Series.
Rather than rolling over and dying after this beatdown, LSU responded with a commanding win of their own to secure the title in a decisive game three last night, winning 18-4 by way of a 24-hit effort.
For all the conversation as to whether superstar pitcher Paul Skenes would pitch for LSU in the championship series (he was available if needed out of the bullpen last night), it didn’t end up mattering with there being no real drama in the only game he was available to pitch.
LSU’s title is now the 4th straight for the SEC and 5th in the last 6 years. The best conference in college baseball continues to dominate the sport, and likely will do so for years to come.