A amusing Internet-friendly moment happened during the game when a fan reached, and reached, and reached, for a ball on the field, but, like LSU, he came up sadly short.
Just a week before, he was batting in the 9-hole, but Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan moved him to the leadoff spot for the College World Series. "He's pitched very well the last few times out, and we feel like he gives us the best chance to get us off to a good start".
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LSU, which made only three errors in six previous CWS games, made three miscues in the first two innings, with two by starting first baseman Nick Coomes, to spot the Gators a 2-0 lead. LSU scored a run in the seventh, and thought they had another.
Dyson was taken out after the Tigers' Zach Watson beat out a slow roller to third to lead off the seventh and reliever Michael Byrne was greeted with a double by Josh Smith that scooted under the glove of UF right fielder Ryan Larson, scoring Watson. Poche gave up a two-out single to Nick Horvath in the bottom of the inning.
After all of the intense moments, it took a nice, old-fashioned hit-by-pitch to drive in a run with the bases loaded, giving the Gators a nice two-run cushion late in the game.
Florida brought a strong team to the Series past year but went 0-2. In 1988, Mr. McKethan donated nearly $3 million to the University of Florida, his alma mater, for construction of a new Baseball Stadium. They now go their separate ways.
Florida shortstop Dalton Guthrie, son of former big league pitcher Mark Guthrie, left the game with back pain after striking out in the top of the third.
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Florida's offense has been sporadic at best but the pitching has been mostly consistent.
It's a huge victory for the Gators, who aren't sure how much they will get from one of their aces in Game 2.
17 of LSU's 20 losses this season came when the opposition scored first, including Tuesday night.
Faedo, the Detroit Tigers' first-round draft pick earlier this month, was the national leader in strikeouts and Singer ranked 11th.
Game 2 is Tuesday and Game 3, if necessary, is slated for Wednesday. The Tigers are tied with Texas for second with six championships. "I just didn't know which team it was going to be".
"That guy has been the hero this year", Kowar said of Byrne. In mid-March we were hitting about.230 as a team.
The Gators started freshman P Tyler Dyson on the mound, for what was only his second start of the season. The NCAA rules state that interference occurs when the runner "slides or runs out of the base line in the direction of the fielder and alters the play of a fielder", which Slaughter appears to be guilty of here.
Florida pitcher Alex Faedo earned the College World Series' Most Outstanding Player award after throwing 14-plus scoreless innings in the tournament. Janczak, who struggled against the Gators last Sunday, struck out seven, walked none and scattered seven hits in seven innings.