LSU beats Texas 11-4, wins CWS championship

June, 24, 2009
06/24/09
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OMAHA, Neb. -- After a nine-year wait, LSU is back on top in college baseball.

The Tigers won their sixth national championship Wednesday night, defeating Texas 11-4 in the deciding game of the College World Series championship series at Rosenblatt Stadium.

After striking out Texas center fielder Connor Rowe to end the game, LSU pitcher Louis Coleman threw his glove high into the air and was tackled by catcher Micah Gibbs. It didn't take long for the rest of the LSU players to join the dog pile on the mound.

It is the first national championship for LSU coach Paul Mainieri, a former Tigers player, who was hired in 2006 to return the program to prominence.

The Tigers blew a 4-0 lead against the Longhorns, but scored five runs in the sixth inning to blow the game open.

Mark Schlabach | email

College Football and Basketball

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