LSU and Florida State continue to impress in the College World Series with the most white-knuckle baseball one can imagine. We’ve already witnessed dugout sit-ups in celebration of the Tigers’ first run, and here in the top of the sixth, things are very much getting weird yet again.
LSU carried a 5-1 lead into the top of the frame, when third baseman Josh Smith slipped a weak grounder to first, where all hell broke loose.
That didn’t go as planned, or at least not as Smith would have planned.
Smith indeed puts the ball in play, singling into right center. That scores Deichmann from second, but Smith got greedy in his base running, unwisely trying to stretch the play into a double.
Thing is, though, that Florida shortstop Dalton Guthrie appears not to make the tag before Smith reaches base here. Smith somehow avoids Guthrie’s glove in his face on the slide, only getting tagged after touching the base with his left hand.
Unfortunately for LSU, this sort of play is not reviewable, despite the Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale fact that college baseball needs to implement video assist review on a larger scale. That’s gotta NFL Jerseys Free Shipping sting for Tigers fans.
Florida maintains a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth.