LSU Beats Oregon State, Advances to CWS Finals
LSU pitching dominates as the Tigers win the elimination game against Oregon State 6-1.
Caleb Gilbert was dominating from the bump, pitching until one out in the eighth inning of a 6-1 victory over top-ranked Oregon State (56-6) and handed the ball to freshman phenom Zack Hess, who closed out a fourth LSU win in Omaha.
LSU's offense also showed up big time with two home runs by Michael Papierski that drove in a combined four runs and a solo shot by Beau Jordan.
Gilbert never pitched longer than 5-2/3 innings in college before Saturday. He last pitched that long in a relief outing in the second game of a Super Regional sweep of Mississippi State.
The Tigers will advance to the College World Series Finals and play the winner of Florida vs. TCU on Monday at 6pm.
The Tigers played both teams during the regular season, losing to TCU 9-6 on March 3 at Minute Maid Park in Houston and dropping two of three against Florida in the second weekend of SEC play.