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Saturday, June 6, 2009
Coleman, LSU overpower Rice en route to Omaha


BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU pitcher Louis Coleman did it again to Rice. Last year, it was Coleman who earned the win in the Tigers' CWS victory over Rice, as he held the Owls to no runs on one hit in two innings with no walks and two strikeouts. On Saturday, in the second game of the best-of-three series in the Baton Rouge Super Regional, Coleman went eight innings, gave up nine hits and three earned runs and struck out five batters.

Both he and the Tigers outlasted Eric Berry and Rice in a 5-3 win that advanced LSU to the College World Series for its second straight trip to Omaha and 15th overall. LSU played a complete game and will be tough to beat if it keeps it up.