Jun 9, 2008

Sending the Box out in Style

After all hopes seemed to be lost and the Tigers season looked to be over, LSU and the Alex Box Stadium fans rallied for a historic comeback victory in Game 2 of the Super Regionals, setting up a do-or-die final game tonight versus the UC-Irvine Anteaters.

UC-Irvine is a great team and they have played some of the most fundamentally sound baseball I've ever seen. In Game 1, they capitalized on LSU mistakes and turned just about ever base on balls into a run. LSU played great defense throughout the weekend, but the Anteaters have been just as good.

Yesterday's Game 2 looked to be more of the same as Game 1, with UC-Irvine taking a nice lead early. LSU seemed to be out of it, but a couple of runs in the 8th and a huge 9th inning (the magic of the Box?) gave the Tigers life to play one more time. I didn't get to watch the improbable rally late in the game, but many have said it was one of the best games they've ever witnessed. LSU radio's Jim Hawthorne said it was the best 9th inning he's ever witnessed.

Was this the best game ever at the Box? You decide:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah your guys played a great game yesterday. Turned the game about mid-way through and thought there was no way in hell the game would get turned around...good luck tonight.