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Mahtook delivers when it counts for LSU

Freshman puts Tigers one step away from title with game-winning RBI in 11th

Originally Published: June 23, 2009
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- In each of his first three at-bats in Monday night's opening game of the College World Series championship series, LSU center fielder Mikie Mahtook felt lost like never before.

"My first three at-bats were probably my worst three at-bats of the year," Mahtook said.

Mahtook, a freshman from Lafayette, La., faced Texas ace Chance Ruffin three times in the first six innings at Rosenblatt Stadium. He struck out swinging all three times -- on three pitches in the ...

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