OMAHA, Neb. — It’s finally settled. LSU truly deserves to be No. 1.
The Tigers, ranked No. 1 in the country as voted by the national polls, squandered an early lead but recovered impressively to beat No. 1 tournament seed Texas 11-4 and win the College World Series Wednesday night. LSU used a five-run sixth inning to snap a 4-4 tie and roll to its sixth national title — and first since 2000 — in Game 3 of the best-of-three national championship series.
A Rosenblatt Stadium crowd of 19,986 was treated to an entertaining showdown between two of college baseball’s most storied programs. The Longhorns, the fourth team in the seven-year history of the CWS finals to force a deciding game after losing Game 1, was looking to become the first No. 1 seed to win the tournament since Miami in 1999.