Player to Watch: Aaron Nola, RHP
When I said Carlos Rodon was the best pitcher left in the tournament, I didn't mean to insinuate that Nola wasn't an absolute beast. LSU's ace has a low-90s fastball, a good curveball, and a tattoo on his back that shows the way to Dry Land. In Game 1 of the super regional against Oklahoma, LSU coach Paul Manieri sent his ace out against Jonathan Gray of Oklahoma. And Nola, thanks to a two-hit complete-game shutout, brought the no. 3 overall pick back to his house, had him stuffed, and hung him above his fireplace as a trophy.
a tattoo on his back that shows the way to Dry Land