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Reported games for the week of
Friday, September 12 2014
  • Albany

    0

    St. Thomas Aquinas

    28

    AT
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  • Ascension Christian

    12

    Crescent City

    8

    AT
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  • Belaire

    8

    East Feliciana

    20

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Bogalusa

    12

    West St. John

    19

    AT
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  • Broadmoor

    18

    Parkview Baptist

    41

    AT
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  • Catholic - B.R.

    48

    Mandeville

    0

    AT
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  • Central

    51

    Morgan City

    27

    AT
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  • Covenant Christian

    21

    White Castle

    30

    AT
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  • De La Salle

    6

    St. Michael the Archangel

    16

    AT
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  • Denham Springs

    35

    Salmen

    14

    AT
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  • Donaldsonville

    0

    Dutchtown

    43

    AT
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  • Dunham

    23

    Ascension Catholic

    24

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • East Iberville

    0

    Christian Life

    54

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • East St. John

    15

    Scotlandville

    14

    AT
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  • Eleanor McMain

    16

    Independence

    13

    AT
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  • False River

    6

    Ascension Episcopal

    35

    AT
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  • Hanson Memorial

    32

    Catholic - P.C.

    6

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Jewel Sumner

    22

    Kentwood

    28

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • L.W. Higgins

    0

    St. Amant

    46

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Loranger

    3

    Riverside Academy

    37

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Madison Prep

    12

    Woodlawn - B.R.

    35

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • McDonogh #35

    39

    Lutcher

    40

    AT
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  • McKinley

    40

    Capitol

    0

    AT
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  • Northeast

    12

    Baker

    0

    AT
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  • Northwest

    0

    Zachary

    48

    AT
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  • Patterson

    27

    East Ascension

    42

    AT
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  • Plaquemine

    47

    Brusly

    20

    AT
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  • Ponchatoula

    55

    Amite

    6

    AT
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  • Redemptorist

    12

    Port Allen

    66

    AT
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  • Southern Lab

    6

    University Lab

    19

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Springfield

    43

    Walker

    42

    AT
    09/12 - Final/OT
  • St. Helena College & Career Academy

    0

    Live Oak

    35

    AT
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  • St. James

    14

    E.D. White

    20

    AT
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  • St. John

    7

    Episcopal

    31

    AT
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  • Tara

    17

    Amite County, MS

    6

    AT
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  • Varnado

    20

    Pine

    44

    AT
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  • West Feliciana

    21

    Franklin Parish

    0

    AT
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UCLA knocks off top-ranked LSU in College World Series opener, 2-1

UCLA knocks off top-ranked LSU in College World Series opener, 2-1
Photo provided by staff
LSU
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 2:38am

UCLA broke a 1-1 tie when Eric Filia’s two-out ground ball in the top of the eighth inning was misplayed, allowing the go-ahead run to score and the Bruins went on to defeat top-ranked LSU, 2-1, in the opening round of the College World Series on Sunday night at TD Ameritrade Park.

The Tigers (57-10) saw their eight-game winning streak come to an end and lost for the first time in this NCAA postseason. LSU now faces North Carolina (57-11) in an elimination game at 2 p.m. CT Tuesday on ESPN. The Tar Heels fell by a score of 8-1 to North Carolina State in the first game on Sunday. LSU will be the home team against UNC after winning a coin flip.

UCLA (45-17) held an LSU team batting .308 on the season to just five hits. The Bruins advanced to the winner’s bracket and will play North Carolina State at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday on ESPN.

“It was a tough, tough loss that’s for sure,” said LSU head coach Paul Mainieri. “There’s nothing but great teams in this tournament and very little margin for error. We’ve got to play a little bit better. I think all of our players would probably tell you that we didn’t play as well as we could tonight. All the credit in the world goes to UCLA. They put pressure on us.”

Right fielder Mark Laird continued his hot hitting in NCAA Tournament play with two hits and his seventh double of the year. First baseman Mason Katz provided the first homer of this year’s CWS with a solo shot in the fourth. LSU starter Aaron Nola (12-1) suffered his first loss of the year in a tough-luck decision, allowing both runs – none of which were earned – on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Nola has not allowed an earned run in 26.2 consecutive innings dating back to the May 23 Arkansas contest in the SEC Tournament. It was Nola’s first loss since May 18, 2012 at South Carolina.

UCLA starter Adam Plutko (9-3) held the Tigers to just four hits and one run while walking two and striking out two. Plutko did not allow a leadoff hitter to reach base.

Katz broke the scoreless pitcher’s duel in the fourth when he launched a one-out, solo home run – his 16th of the season – into the left field bullpen. It represented the first homer of the 2012 CWS and his second homer of this NCAA postseason.

In the sixth, UCLA centerfielder Brian Carroll dropped a leadoff bunt and catcher Ty Ross’ errant throw sailed into right field allowing him to reach second. Two batters later, he scored on Filia’s deep sacrifice fly to tie the game at one apiece.

The Bruins benefited from another unearned run in the eighth to take the lead for good when shortstop Alex Bregman misplayed Filia’s grounder with two outs that allowed pinch runner Christoph Bono to score from third.

Trailing 2-1, LSU had one last chance in the ninth with runners at first and second and two outs against UCLA’s David Berg. After Raph Rhymes grounded into a double play, third baseman Christian Ibarra drew a walk and pinch hitter Tyler Moore continued his clutch hitting with a single to center. Second baseman JaCoby Jones worked a 3-1 count before popping out to shallow right field to end the game.

“They slapped the ball on the ground and forced us to make a couple of plays and we just came up empty on those plays,” said Mainieri. “We’ve got to just go back to playing good fundamental baseball. We get another chance to play on Tuesday, and we’ll get ready to do that.”

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