“He left it a little high and over the plate and I got the barrel on it”. “A couple balls off (the plate) and just really taking advantage of it and taking advantage of them being so patient”.The Tigers (51-18) avenged a 13-1 loss to the Beavers (56-5) on Monday and became the first team to knock them off since Southern California on April 29. “I’m looking forward to tomorrow and seeing what this team can do against a great Oregon State team”.”We just felt it was in our best interest to make sure we had Rasmussen at the end of the game”, says Casey. “It was a wakeup call for our guys”.First pitch is set for 6pm.Lange notched a shutdown inning after that, getting OSU 1-2-3 for the second time in a row. “We didn’t put any pressure on them”. “So both teams have gotten stronger”.”I was hoping they’d call it foul”.Beavers were the number one team in baseball and nearly everyone’s favorite to win it all at this year’s College #Baseball World Series.LSU’s Josh Smith (4) reacts as he runs to first base after hitting an RBI single during the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against the OR in Omaha, Neb., Friday.Casey originally indicated the Beavers would start Drew Rasmussen, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and team co-captain whose April return from Tommy John surgery gave OSU a late-season spark.”We just needed to play up to our ability and have the kids start to loosen up and have some fun”, Mainieri said. “And then we said let’s sleep on that and visit it in the morning”. Josh Smith hit Thompson’s first pitch of the seventh into the seats for a two-run lead.Oregon St. got on the scoreboard for the first, and only time, in the top half of the 8th inning, when Michael Grettler hit a solo homer, to trim the deficit to 6-1.Starting for only the fifth time in 2017, Gilbert retired the first 11 Beavers he faced before a fourth-inning walk, and allowed only two hits in 7 1/3 innings with a career-best seven strikeouts.”We didn’t adjust”, Gretler said. “He usually does that after less-than-stellar performance, which I think he would admit last week was”. It will be very interesting to see who wins especially as it is between two powerhouse SEC teams. “We need to put that behind us and get ready to play tomorrow”.At least one run would have scored on Kwan’s hit had it been ruled fair. They went the first 17 innings Friday and today without having a leadoff batter reach base.Pac-12 player of the year Nick Madrigal walked on five pitches by closer Zack Hess, who the day earlier made Madrigal one of his four strikeout victims while forcing a deciding game. Casey said Friday that the plan was to throw Drew Rasmussen, but he changed his mind because Fehmel was effective against LSU on Monday and he wanted Rasmussen available for relief.”It’s unbelievable what they did this year”, LSU coach Paul Mainieri said.Chants of “O-S-U” returned in a crowd of 15,618 heavily dressed in purple and gold. Freshman Tyler Dyson is a possibility for Game 2. Gilbert, who replaced injured starter Eric Walker in the rotation, gave up the one earned run on two hits with one walk and seven strikeouts to improve to 7-1 on the season. I’ve said that every step of the way.Fourth-seeded LSU, which shared the SEC regular-season title with the Gators, advanced with a 6-1 win over No. 1 Oregon State on Saturday.Before Saturday, Oregon State hadn’t lost consecutive games since a five-game losing streak from May 6-13, 2016. While speaking glowingly of the group, he often shifted the message forward to keep the focus on the next game. This season was the first in which TCU had won three elimination games at the CWS. I don’t know how [Lange] would have pitched after that.