LSU eliminated from CWS with 8-4 loss to TCU

LSU eliminated from CWS with 8-4 loss to TCU

OMAHA, NE (WAFB) - LSU eliminated from the 2015 College World Series by the same team that knocked the Tigers into the losers' bracket. TCU beat LSU 8-4 in an elimination game Thursday night.

LSU lost to the Horned Frogs 10-3 on Sunday in the Tigers' CWS opener.

Top-ranked LSU used 8 pitchers against TCU, but the Horned Frogs piled up 8 runs on 10 hits against them. The Tigers unable to redeem themselves in the rematch with the team that handed them their first loss in Omaha, bowing out of the College World Series after just three games.

Jake Fraley singled and stole second base to get into scoring position in the top of the 1st inning. Senior Kade Scivicque hit an RBI single to right field to score Fraley, giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead.

Before Thursday nights' loss to the Horned Frogs, LSU was 22-0 when scoring in the first inning of games this season.

TCU tried to match the Tigers aggressive running game, but LSU strike me out throw em out as Scivicque gunned down a runner at second with Alex Bregman making the swipe tag.

LSU's Zac Person didn't make it out of the 2nd inning, allowing the tying run and loading the bases. Hunter Newman would come in to replace Person and allowed a single to right by Garrett Crain that drove in two more for a 3-2 TCU lead.

LSU fired back in the top of the 3rd as Fraley hit a triple into deep right center that scored Bregman from first base and cut the lead to 3-2. Fraley would then score on a wild pitch to tie the game at 3.

LSU called in its third pitcher, Austin Bain, in the bottom of the 4th, and Bregman took what should have been a base hit up the middle into centerfield and man an all-in-one-motion 360 spin to strike out a TCU runner at first.

Bain got into trouble in the bottom of the 5th as TCU scored three more runs. First with an RBI double by TCU senior catch Evan Scoug and then a single by Dane Steinhagen that scored Skoug and Wanhanen.

Jake Godfrey then came in as the fourth pitcher and gave up a single to Steinhagen that scored two insurance runs for the Horned Frogs, making it a 6-3 TCU lead.

In the 7th inning, Skoug and Steinhagen came back to get another RBI each extending the Horned Frogs lead to 8-3.

LSU attempted to rally in the 9th inning, but were only able to add one more run as Sciambra scored on a double to left by Stevenson.

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Score Updates:

Top 1 (LSU 1, TCU 0): Jake Fraley scored on a single to right by Kade Scivicque. 

Bottom 1 (LSU 1, TCU 0): TCU's Wanhanen struck out looking and Fagnan was caught stealing second to end the inning.

Top 2 (LSU 1, TCU 0): LSU goes down in order. 

Bottom 2 (LSU 1, TCU 3): After two TCU singles, LSU's Person walks Odell to load the bases with no outs. Person then walked in a run. TCU's Crain singled to right scoring Steinhagen and Odell. 

PITCHING CHANGE: LSU's Hunter Newman comes in replace Zac Person. 

Top 3 (LSU 3, TCU 3): LSU's Bregman reached on an infield single to shortstop and scored on a triple to deep right center by Fraley. Fraley scored on a wild pitch by TCU's Traver.  

Bottom 3 (LSU 3, TCU 3):  TCU's only hit, Wanhanen was caught stealing second. 

Top 4 (LSU 3, TCU 3): Tigers leave Chinea stranded on 2nd.

PITCHING CHANGE: TCU's Teakell relieves Traver. LSU's Austin Bain comes in to pitch after Newman.

Bottom 4 (LSU 3, TCU 3): LSU's Bregman makes an amazing play, stopping a ball before it got into center field, to get Odell out at first. Crain pops out to end the inning, stranding a TCU runner. 

Top 5 (LSU 3, TCU 3): LSU goes down in order.

Bottom 5 (LSU 3, TCU 6): TCU's Jones gets walked and advances to second on a balk by Bain. Skoug doubled to right, scoring Jones. Wanhanen, who was also walked, and Skoug score on a single to right by Steinhagen. 

PITCHING CHANGE: LSU's Jake Godfrey relieves Bain. Hunter Devall comes in quickly after to replace Godfrey. 

Top 6 (LSU 3, TCU 6): Tigers unable to produce any runs as Hale, Sciambra and Stevenson go down in order.

PITCHING CHANGE: LSU's Doug Norman relieves Devall.

Bottom 6 (LSU 3, TCU 6): TCU goes down in order.

Top 7 (LSU 3, TCU 6): LSU's Chinea flied out to right while Laird and Forster both grounded out. 

Bottom 7 (LSU 3, TCU 8): TCU's Skoug grounds out to the pitcher, scoring Jones, who was walked by Stallings. Wanhanen scored on a single to center by Steinhagen.  

PITCHING CHANGE: LSU's Jesse Stallings replaces Norman. Parker Bugg comes in to relieve Stallings. 

Top 8 (LSU 3, TCU 8): LSU goes down in order.

PITCHING CHANGE: TCU's Guillory comes in to relieve Teakell. 

Bottom 8 (LSU 3, TCU 8): TCU goes down in order.

Top 9 (LSU 4, TCU 8): LSU's Sciambra scores on a double to left by Stevenson. 

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