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AlwysATgr
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LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
I seldom tire of LSU baseball. One of our great comebacks was in the bottom of the 9th vs Long Beach State.

We were down 3-5 heading into the B9. And then we did what we do. Enjoy.

Bottom 9th (Youtube)


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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
I like our uniforms


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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
I remember watching that on ESPN classics after school


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The Boat
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
That little Taco Bell pitcher had a wild throwing motion


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Tiger1988
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
LB coach left the pitcher in too long and pitched to LSUs best hitter. I couldn’t imagine the flack that an LSU Coach would have gotten with those 2 gambles.
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Allthatfades
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
Those small west coast schools were legit. Long Beach St. Cal St. Fullerton


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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
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LB coach left the pitcher in too long and pitched to LSUs best hitter. I couldn’t imagine the flack that an LSU Coach would have gotten with those 2 gambles.



He didn’t leave he pitcher on too long, that was their All American closer.
The debated decision was his decision to walk Russ Johnson, a right handed batter, to pitch to Todd Walker with the lefty vs lefty matchup.


That game was so wild. Long Beach State scored 2 runs in the top of the 9th to take that 5-3 lead. Armando Rios had an error in centerfield that inning. In the bottom of nine, Rios made up for it at the plate.


tigerfan in bamaland
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
LSU won with 5 errors and LBS had 9 hits. Crazy.


josh336
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
Yeah looking back its crazy to think they elected to pitch to walker. But part of that is his local reputation. At that time, doing the lefty lefty matchup made sense i guess. I prob still wouldve loaded the bases for berrios
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Tigerstark
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
Also intentionally walking puts the double play into possibility to end the inning. They really had no choice.

Thanks for posting op. Great to relive that inning.
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
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Those small west coast schools were legit. Long Beach St. Cal St. Fullerton


Fullerton is more than legit. They’ve been to the CWS the same number of times as LSU and won four national championships. They are in the legendary status with USC and LSU.


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josh336
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
The double play was setup by walking russ johnson


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
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They really had no choice.


Per the baseball instruction manual they did the right thing. Just gotta get the next guy.


West Bank Dan
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
And LBS had gone 1-17 with RISP. We were a team of destiny that year. Love Mike Patrick’s call and old-school ESPN graphics (no ticker). Armando Rios was the man that game!


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cj2002
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
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Per the baseball instruction manual they did the right thing. Just gotta get the next guy.



There are always exceptions to rules. Pitching to Todd Walker in that situation is an exception for me. You are just asking for trouble.


Imforlsu644
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
Armando Rios was a clutch hitter and Todd Walker was a great one.


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BatonrougeCajun
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
Walker gets the credit and rightfully so but Armando Rios’ at bat won that game


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Honkus
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
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The debated decision was his decision to walk Russ Johnson



That was the right call. He should have walked Walker too tho to load em up.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
Yea I would have walked em loaded once Rios was on 3rd regardless.


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KLSU
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re: LSU-Long Beach State '93 CWS Elimination Game
Ahh the good old days of LSU baseball. Sure wish we had some memories like this in the past decade.
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