EUGENE, Ore. – Freshman, left-handed Javan Coleman Worked six great innings Sunday night and leftfielder. Gavin Dugas Launched a forward homer in the fourth inning as LSU beat Oregon 4-1at PK Park to force a game-winner in the NCAA Eugene Regional.
Earlier in the day, the Tigers eliminated Gonzaga from the region with a 9-4 victory, the LSU starting pitcher. A.J. Labas (4-2) led the Tigers to victory with eight shots innings and limited the Bulldogs to four runs in six shots with two walks and eight hits.
LSU (37-23) will meet Oregon (39-15) again at 9pm CT Monday night in a game that will determine the regional championship. The winner takes on Tennessee next weekend in the NCAA Super Regional in Knoxville.
Monday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN2 and can be heard from the LSU Sports Radio Network affiliate.
“Obviously it was a long day at the stadium for us,” the LSU coach said. Paul Mainieri. “A.J. Labas Did a great job and was able to maintain our character in game two. Javan Coleman Excellent and it played as we had hoped. I never imagined that Javan would be as good as he did.”
Coleman (3-1) restricted Oregon to one run in three shots in six innings with three walks and six hits. He was relieved. Trent Vietmeierwho started the game for LSU and pitched in the first innings that failed to score
Oregon start-up Brett Walker (6-3) was charged with losing as he surrendered four runs – three earned – from nine in 7.2 innings with one walk and five outs
LSU close up Devin Fontenot Blank Oregon in the last two innings to earn his fifth of the season, Fontenot disallowed hits and recorded one walk and three strikeouts in his outing.
LSU went 1-0 up in the first inning with Walker on the right. Dylan Crews Doubling moves to third base on second base. of Zac Arnold Solo pitch and score from first bass play Tre’ Morgan.
Oregon tied the game in third when second baseman Gavin Grant led off with a single and later scored for Kenyon Yovan’s designated hitter, flying selflessly.
Dugas led fourth with a home run – his 17th – to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead.
LSU extended their lead to 3-1 in sixth place as Dugas broke the midfield three times and scored when Oregon leftfielder Tanner Smith deflected the ball after trying to pick it up.
The crew led the sixth inning by breaking the year’s 16th homer, increasing the LSU advantage to 4-1.
Mainieri said: “We have had a huge win against an outstanding football club in Oregon. And it was a setting for a single game. Got all the wins on Monday night. I can’t tell you how proud I am of our team. We just don’t give up.”
In LSU’s first game on Sunday Gonzaga opened the scoring with two runs at the top of the first inning against Labas as the Bulldogs loaded the bases with no one coming out and scored on the fielder’s pick by first baseman Andrew Orr. Marcel and by Grayson Sterling, right.
LSU responded with four runs at the bottom of the first as Morgan lined up RBI doubles. Dugas smashed base two, three runs and three. Cade Doughty have sacrificed flying part
Gonzaga narrowed the gap to 6-3 in third place in the RBI, double Orzel, but LSU extended its lead to 8-3 at the bottom of the frame on the fielder’s RBI options by shortstop. Jordan Thompson and by the handle Alex Milazzo.
Second baseman Mason Marenco gave double the RBI for the Bulldogs on the sixth day, but LSU required the hitter. Zac Arnold Launch a solo homer to extend the Tigers’ advantage to 9-4.
Gonzaka’s star Alex Gomez (5-4) has been charged with losing. He allowed six runs out of six shots in a single inning with one walk and no strikeouts.