LSU beats Texas for college baseball championship

OMAHA, Neb. | Lousiana State University claimed its first national championship in baseball since 2000 with an 11-4 victory over Texas in the College World Series on Wednesday.

It’s the Tigers’ sixth national championship, matching the Longhorns for the second all-time. Southern California has won 12.

The top-ranked Tigers used a five-run sixth inning to break a 4-4 tie. They pieced together two hits, two walks, a hit batter, an error and a passed ball to break open the game.

After falling behind 4-0, Texas tied it in the fifth on Kevin Keyes’ two run-homer, but that was the Longhorns’ last gasp.

Royals’ fifth-round selection Louis Coleman, a hard-throwing right-hander, got the final six outs for the Tigers, striking out the side in the ninth. After his final pitch, swing and miss by Connor Rowe, Coleman flung his glove high in the air and wound up on the bottom of the dog pile.