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Mitchell's 3-run home run gives LSU early lead

Updated: June 24, 2009, 7:44 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach

OMAHA, Neb. -- LSU right fielder Jared Mitchell, a first-round pick of the Chicago White Sox in this month's amateur baseball draft, belted a three-run homer to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead over Texas in the top of the first inning in the deciding game of the College World Series championship at Rosenblatt Stadium.

Longhorns starter Cole Green seemed to be in pretty good shape, recording two quick outs to start the game. But then Green hit designated hitter Blake Dean with a pitch (he was ...

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