Monday, June 22, 2009

College World Series Preview

The stage is set. LSU and Texas will battle it out in a Best of Three game series to determine who will be the 2009 National Champion of College Baseball. Both schools have a decorated history, and have two of the best programs in the nation. Texas being the number one team in the nation will have their hands full with a very good team in LSU who just so happens to be ranked 3rd in the nation. These two teams have taken very different paths to get here.

Texas comes into this series winning 2 of their games in the College World Series in their final at- bat. The last game against Arizona State being the most dramatic. Texas hit two home runs in the last inning, including a walk off solo shot to knock off the Sun Devils. The Longhorns style is more small ball and fundamentals though. This is what got them here. Coming into the CWS they have the 4th ranked defense in the nation. What will make this CWS so good is that these teams are exact opposites.

LSU on the other hand comes into the the championship undefeated in the whole tournament. The Tigers have breezed through every team that they have played so far. They have 13 game winning streak going, and they are hot at the right time. LSU will overpower you with all of their bats, hitting 9 home runs in 3 College World Series games so far. This year LSU is 36-3 against right handed pitching, that is really bad news for the Longhorns considering that they do not have one lefty in their rotation.
Prediction LSU defeats Texas 2-0

1 comment:

  1. LSU has outscored its opponents 32-11 in the CWS. Texas is the top seed and are underdogs.

    I think Texas, as the more battle tested team, wins it in 3.