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TIGERS WIN!

By Robb Hays email

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It took one more night than Tiger fans had hoped for.

But LSU fans gathered in livings rooms, sports bars and, for the lucky ones, Rosenblatt Stadium Wednesday night to watch the Tigers claim the sixth national baseball title in LSU history.

The Tigers clinched the best-of-3 series against the University of Texas Longhorns by a final score of 11-4.

LSU won Monday night's game after eleven innings of play. The Longhorns easily won game two on Tuesday night. But then, the Tigers dominated the final game of the series to take home the title.

The win marked the first national baseball title for LSU under Head Coach Paul Mainieri and the team's first title since the year 2000.

Jared Mitchell was named tournament MVP.

A celebration to welcome the team back to Baton Rouge is scheduled for 4:00pm Thursday at Alex Box stadium. The gates will open at 2:00pm for the free event.

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