Taylor Jungmann, a freshman from Georgetown, shut down the LSU Tigers tonight to keep Texas’ hopes for a College World Series championship alive.
The Longhorns’ 5-1 victory sends the best-of-three championship series to a decisive Game 3 at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
To get there, the Longhorns needed some timely hitting, which Brandon Belt delivered with a run-scoring single in the first inning and Preston Clark brought with a solo home run in the second and an RBI single in the fourth. That fourth inning also saw Texas’ Russell Moldenhauer hit his CWS-record-tying fourth home run and Cameron Rowe add an RBI double. When that inning ended, Texas led 5-1.
That was all the young Jungmann needed. LSU’s only run came in the second and was unearned, resulting from a Longhorn error. After that, the Tigers’ scoring opportunities were few as Jungmann registered nine strikeouts and gave up just five hits and two walks.
His complete-game performance gave new life to the Longhorns’ bullpen for Wednesday night. Cole Green figures to get the start for Texas in the title game
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed McMahon, the loyal “Tonight Show” sidekick who bolstered boss Johnny Carson with guffaws and a resounding “H-e-e-e-e-e-ere’s Johnny!” for 30 years, died early Tuesday. He was 86.
McMahon died shortly after midnight at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his wife, Pam, and other family members, said his publicist, Howard Bragman.
Bragman didn’t give a cause of death, saying only that McMahon had a “multitude of health problems the last few months.”
McMahon had bone cancer, among other illnesses, according to a person close to the entertainer, and had been hospitalized for several weeks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release the information.
McMahon broke his neck in a fall in March 2007, and battled a series of financial problems as his injuries preventing him from working.
McMahon and Carson had worked together for nearly five years on the game show “Who Do You Trust? ” when Carson took over NBC’s late-night show from Jack Paar in October 1962. McMahon played second banana on “Tonight” until Carson retired in 1992.
You know 2009 is the the summer of NCAA violations when sports betting sites take aim at the action. In a sign as momentous as when the residents of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed (this might be in my mind because I went to see the most epically bad movie of the summer in Year One. Seriously it’s awful.), BetUS.com laid action on which school was the most likely to receive the next NCAA violation. NCAA president Myles Brand just broke a crystal gavel in the NCAA corporate offices.
USC leads the pack at 8-1, followed by Ohio State at 9-1, Florida and Ole Miss at 10-1. I think I speak for everyone when I say that Tennessee at 14-1 is an extremely attractive option. And how in the world is Iowa also 14-1, don’t you at least have to have good players for penalties to seem likely? Or is that a subtle nod to the slow derailment that has been the Kirk Ferentz era? Regardless, I think we all know what this means, the NCAA enforcement procedure has become such a joke, that we can all have fun with teams breaking the rules. See no evil, hear no evil, fear no evil: Welcome to the 21st Century NCAA.
The Sun-Sentinel has the odds posted. I’ve included them below for your handicapping analysis.
Ohio State 9-1
Ole Miss 10-1
Florida State 12-1
Michigan State 12-1
Georgia Tech 14-1
Virginia Tech 15-1
Mississippi St. 15-1
Texas A & M 15-1
Boston College 16-1
Oklahoma State 17-1
Texas Tech 18-1
OMAHA, Neb. — For once, there was no hero.
There was no comeback, no magic, no mystique.
For once, the Texas Longhorns were in the driver’s seat for almost the entire game.
This time, they crashed. It was LSU’s turn.
With two outs and his Tigers two runs down in the ninth inning Monday night, LSU’s DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run double to tie Texas in Game 1 of the College World Series finals.
The Tigers won the game in the 11th inning on an RBI single by Mikie Mahtook, taking a 7-6 victory.
LSU will try to win its sixth national title at 6 p.m. today, in Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series.
The Longhorns have produced some heroics during the postseason. They’ve won a 25-inning game. They’ve had a walk-off walk, grand slam and home run.
Not on this day, though.
I’ve been trying to hold my tongue on this whole Dirk deal with his girlfriend because I think relationship things are really none of the media’s business.
But since Dirk is talking about it in Germany to Bild Magazine, and reported on by the Dallas Morning News, I don’t feel bad about talking about it either.
Dirk continues to take the high road here and it becomes apparant that he’s a quality guy aiming to do the right thing with the future child and to take responsibility for his actions. What gets me is in this day of millionaire sports jocks how someone like Dirk finds a lady like on the internet? It makes no sense to me.
According to the article, published on Bild’s Web site Monday evening and due on newsstands today in Germany, Nowitzki has started to feel better about his private life recently.