Friday, June 19, 2009
It looks like it's all LSU now
OMAHA, Neb. -- Touchdown LSU. And that was just the start of things in the seventh.
The Tigers now lead Arkansas 11-0.
Razorbacks reliever T.J. Forrest continued to struggle against his former team to start the inning. Ryan Schimpf made it 7-0 Tigers with a big home run to right. Three batters later Mikie Mahtook singled to right to score Blake Dean, who had reached earlier on a walk. That was all for Forrest but not for LSU.
Justin Wells came in and promptly surrendered a double to Sean Ochinko, which scored Micah Gibbs (reached on error) to make it 9-0.
Next, coach Dave Van Horn went to Scott Limbocker, who walked Jared Mitchell and then threw a wild pitch to score Mahtook.
Sam Murphy was the next reliever for Arkansas. He gave up a double to pinch hitter Tyler Hanover, which scored Ochinko from third.
The total damage was five runs against four pitchers. But the ultimate damage looks like the end of the season for Arkansas and a slot in Monday's CWS championship series for LSU.